Eclectic East Coast Images

In our recent travels to Acadia National Park and the Bay of Fundy, we traveled through much countryside and several cities of varying sizes, including the seaside town of Portland, Maine. The following images are compiled simply to view and enjoy. There is no particular theme, per se. Hopefully, a few will make you chuckle. Moose warning signs are in abundance along highways. The only moose we saw was made of bronze. Fortunately, he didn’t step out in front of our car. Acadia & Fundy 184Portland has some interesting characters which like to congregate on street corners. Acadia & Fundy 175Cheryl made the trip even more enjoyable by making friends with and photographing at least one dog a day. I am happy to report that she succeeded. Cell Pics 6-21-15 849

Acadia & Fundy 214I would like to report that there were ample places to relieve oneself during this trip. Cell Pics 6-21-15 834However, taking care of business on someone else’s lawn was frowned upon. Acadia & Fundy 360Have you ever seen a ship weathervane the size of a truck? Now you have!

Acadia & Fundy 004We found the owner of this gift shop to be rather resourceful as seating is not limited to lawn chairs nor are flower pots relegated to tables or stands. Cell Pics 6-21-15 861We had our doubts that local fishing boats could actually float when we came across these three trawlers.Acadia & Fundy 197We were relieved to learn that boats do float as is evidenced by these same beauties rocking gently against the pier. Can’t say we ever saw one motor off into the bay, though. Acadia & Fundy 212Thanks for sharing these images with us. Photos courtesy of Cheryl and Michael using a combination of Canon’s SL-1 w/ 28-135 lens and two Samsung cell phone cameras.


I discovered where Cheryl had selected for us to travel for my surprise birthday gift on the morning of our departure. She told me a few days before what the temps would be so I could select proper attire, but that was my only hint. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by this creative gift (and grateful for all the effort put into it), but I was thrilled to be going there. Actually, we visited several locales which were generally in the same geographic area. Although I didn’t uncover gold much granite was observed and walked upon. A treasure trove of memories were made in the process of exploring this island.Acadia & Fundy 128Acadia & Fundy 048It was David Patterson, the brilliant photographer and fellow blogger who helped me fall in love with this island. He lived in Bangor, Maine and would travel to Acadia often, especially at dawn and dusk, to photograph some of the most breathtaking natural images I have ever viewed. Some time ago I had told Cheryl about this place, David’s photos, and my desire to meet him at Acadia someday. She remembered !Unfortunately, David died of cancer last year. So, in a sense, this visit to Acadia is a tribute of sorts to him. Our photographs don’t compare to David’s, but they give others an idea of how beautiful this island and national park are.Acadia & Fundy 075Acadia has a rich history and was the first national park designated east of the Mississippi River (the first was Yellowstone). Most of the park is on one island, Desert Island, and was discovered by the French explorer, Champlain, in 1604. In the early 1900s It became a national park through the efforts of several wealthy businessmen. John D. Rockefeller created hundreds of miles of carriage roads for the benefit of visitors…they are still in pristine shape thanks to the original engineering and the efforts of the park service.Acadia & Fundy 078The island has several harbors and light houses which connect the locals and travelers alike to this enchanted place. Lobster is the mainstay for coastal fisherman and is at the top of most menus. “Have you tried the lobster yet?” was a common, daily question.Acadia & Fundy 032Acadia & Fundy 125The island also contains many fresh water lakes and an abundance of Lupine flowers, forested hills and miles of hiking trails. Below is Jordan’s Pond, a pristine lake, 150 ft. deep, and one source of the island’s drinking water.Acadia & Fundy 082Acadia & Fundy 024We will return to Acadia someday for there is so much to explore. My next post will reveal another destination which will amaze you. Until then, thanks for visiting my blog.