Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Acadia National Park Day 4

Rain was predicted, and we didn't quite know whether we'd get much nature time in or not.  We scheduled a nature cruise for the AM.   With a little time to spare prior to our boat's departure, we checked out another old schoolhouse on the island.

Hull's Cove School House (1909)

It was cool and gray, but we enjoyed bald eagles (4), harbor seals and harbor porpoises.

Egg Rock Light

There were lots of seals sleeping on the rocks near the lighthouse.

Bald Eagles were another highlight of the boat ride. 

Bald Eagle

Looking back at Egg Rock Light

Harbor Porpoise

My sister spotted this beautiful Monarch in the gardens at the hotel where our boat was docked.


After lunch, the skies started clearing, so we took another drive on Park Loop Road, this time seeing more cars and people than ever before.  We did find parking after the Thunder Hole area, and walked a couple of miles along the Shore Path.

Looking back toward Sand Beach
(there were lots of people on the rocks)

Pearl Crescent

Still checking the Primroses, we found one with two resting Primrose Moths in it!

Long Dash skipper

Summer Azure

We enjoyed another evening watching the light change over the harbor as we ate dinner.  

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