Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Schoodic Peninsula




















There is an additional part of the Acadia National Park located a few peninsulas north of the main park. It is part of the Schoodic scenic byway. There is a loop road within the Schoodic part of the park and a drive that includes several small towns, whose primary industry remains fishing. These include Winter Harbor, Prospect Harbor, Birch Harbor and Bunker Harbor. These are probably as close as you can come to traditional Maine fishing communities. With that in mind, we drove the entire byway and enjoyed more of the rugged Maine coast and at least a small insight into the life of these small communities.

We stopped along the way to watch the fishermen doing their thing. It is very picturesque but the reality of this business is hard work and a hit or miss outcome.

14 comments:

Donna K said...

That's some rugged shore line. Love the header photo.

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Now those pictures are exactly how I always pictured the Maine coast. Beautiful.

Margie and Roger said...

Your photos are really capturing the beautiful scenery of Maine. Great header photo. I love the boat photos too.

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

The picture at the top of the blog is gorgeous! You have an excellent eye for taking awesome pictures. This are looks just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Happytrails said...

Awesome pictures!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful area with us!! Maine is a state we haven't visited yet but it is on our "to see" list.

Judy and Emma said...

I especially like the picture of all the row boats tied up to the same post. They look like pedals of a flower all radiating out from the center. :)

Judy and Emma said...

I meant petals. :)

Sweet Meanderings said...

Absoluely breathtaking scenery. I can't wait until I can see it - until then, I'll enjoy your photos. Beautiful.
Candy

E Squared and Mui said...

Love the rugged coastal scenery ... that last one with the lighthouse is my favorite. And second favorite the boats all tied to the dock.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Keep showing us more of New England! That area is the one part of the country we'll not likely get to, so we love to see it through your eyes and your lens! Your header photo is splendid!

Sue and Doug said...

beautiful header shot!!!..love the rugged shorelines!

Sherry said...

These are great pictures of a beautiful place I didn't even know was part of Acadia. We were in Maine many years ago and are looking forward to returning. You are giving us a lot of great information. Keep it coming. I now have a LOT of unexpected reading time.

Many thanks and thanks too for your comments on my blog.

Al and Karen said...

Brings back memories! We did that drive when we went to Acadia. Love, love love the coast of Maine.

meowmomma said...

so beautiful!

you have a nice photographic eye...