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Drive from Bar Harbor

I’m a bit late on this posting. I meant to write earlier about our return trip from Bar Harbor.

We tried not to linger too long in Bar Harbor before hitting the road the day after the Cadillac Challenge Century Ride. By the time we packed up, checked out, gassed up, it was 10:30 before we were on the road.

The day started out just as spectacularly clear and sunny as the previous days. We planned to make our way down the coast back to Portland, with a few stops along the way.


Since we were in no hurry to rush back to Portland and it was such a pretty day, we decided to take advantage of the time we had to stop at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory.

Going up 420 feet is not something that someone scared of heights would find enjoyable. I couldn’t really use that as an excuse not to go. Even though it wasn’t peak foliage I was determined to go to the top to see the view the observation deck provided. If it hadn’t been enclosed I know I wouldn’t have gone up. I would have sent my husband up on his own.

The views did not disappoint.



I love structural objects – bridges, buildings, and manufacturing plants. These show the beauty of the bridge:



And a nice photo of the two of us:


Our goal on the way home was to stop in Camden for lunch. We went there for our second date and haven’t been back since. That was 7 years ago. We were over due.

Just like the two days before, the clouds rolled in and it turned rather chilly. Luckily we found a hot lunch and some great mulled cider at Cappy’s Chowder House then grabbed some dessert from the Camden Deli, where we had lunch 7 years ago.


We walked to the park to eat our dessert and watch the goings-on at the waterfront:



On the way back to the car we discovered these on the side of a brick building: