Day 5: Still a cold rain in Maine. We eat a hearty breakfast and take our time packing up the bikes for the ride to Acadia. I think it was 11:00 AM before we hit the road.
The Penobscot River bridge connects one of Maine's many Islands to the mainland. We were told that Maine has over 4500 Islands, 3200 miles of coastline, and from the look of it, more Lobster Pounds than McDonalds.
Even my rain gear matches my riding gear.
We made it to Acadia under cloudy skies.
$5 is the entrance fee for motorcyclists for a week.
Since our gear was still wet from 2 days ago, we decided to set up camp first and then go explore the park. We stayed at Blackwood's Campground within the park. $20 a night, but no showers. You have to go to a privately run shower house just outside the campground and pay $2 for a shower of indeterminate length. Hurry up and wash and then enjoy the hot water until it shuts off. My camping gear is going on 10 years old so it did not shed the water as well as Ray's new gear. Fortunately, I brought along some line so I could air dry everything prior to setting it up.
A previous camper with a vivid imagination arranged these colorful rocks and feathers. Ray kept mentioning something about Blair Witch Project or something like that. LOL!
Once camp was quazi-set up, it was time to find our first Lobster Roll. For some reason every restaurant has their own take on the Lobster Roll so we never did get to try the traditional lobster in a toasted hot dog bun lobster roll. This one was very good.
Even though it came out of a Camp Store / Restaurant / Bed and Breakfast.
The weather cleared up while we ate, so we decided to ride to the top of Cadillac Mountain and take in our surroundings.
Self Portrait of the "King of the World!"
Yes, even my helmet is Hi-Viz. When people notice me in their rear view mirror, they get the heck out of the way. I guess they figure I must look official or something.
The town of Bar Harbor as seen from the summit.