Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunset at Bar Harbor
We made the short trip from Bangor to Bar Harbor, Maine and are staying in the Bar Harbor campground with views of the ocean and only 2.5 miles to the entrance to Acadia National Park.
It was a beautiful evening so quickly ran downtown to observe the sunset over the harbor. The town is very busy and parking was at a premium. We managed to get a few shots before the light was lost. Given that it sits close to the first national park opened east of the Mississippi and is just a few hundred miles from most of the northeast coastal cities, it is no surprise that the area is very busy. As I am sure I have said before, around every major natural attraction the tourist stuff abounds, and for the most part it is always the same. At least at sunset, Bar Harbor seemed to retain some of its historical charm.
We are looking forward to exploring the park and the surrounding area.