Thursday, August 30, 2012

Acadia: days 1-2

This past weekend we did some real camping. We have always wanted to go to Acadia National Park and we finally got to go! We drove the five hours on Saturday and set up camp at Lamoine State Park, a quiet seaside campground with a rocky beach, a playground, a tree house, and a boat dock that was always occupied by fishermen. We went to church on Sunday morning and then drove to Grindstone Neck afterward.
Grindstone Neck, on the Schoodic Peninsula, has a rocky shoreline with big slabs, little round pebbles, and plenty of boulders to climb on. We climbed around for a few hours, finding snails and mussels and clamshells.
Grindstone Neck is across the harbor from the main portion of Acadia National Park, so we got a great view of Cadillac Mountain.
On our drive back to the campground, we stopped at a river and skipped stones. Throwing rocks never gets old - and there are lots of rocks in Maine.
We watched the sun set from the boat dock, had our nightly s'more, and turned in.

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