January 13, 2023: Pause & Rest
The next few days, I have decided to pause and rest a bit and not be so serious. I love to go back over my photos and relive and remember some of the most amazing times in my life. Over the next three days, I plan to share with you an adventure I took during the summer and fall of 2021.
I visited Acadia National Park for the first time in 2015. A lobster dinner in Bar Harbor, Maine was my dream reward after spending 40 plus years in nursing, so I made it happen. I fell in love with Acadia National Park, and I always wanted to return.
I did return, took a job in one of the shops in Bar Harbor, and lived there for four months. The photo above is the fountain that set in a corner of Agamont Park. Here is where I sat quietly looking out on Frenchman's Bay my first night there.
I am a bit of an adventurous person with a side of caution. Although, went to Bar Harbor alone, and I wanted to explore more of Acadia National Park, I did some homework to determine what trail this 70 year old youngster could navigate alone and safely.
I read the Jordan Pond trail was "family friendly." I probably needed to have researched a bit more to find the definition of "family friendly." What I had no idea awaited me was "rock scrambles. When you scramble, you ascend the rocks using mostly your hands for leverage but also your feet as well. I did three rock scrambles that day and gave thanks for surviving each!
I hope to hide this trail again. It was magical in so many ways for me. Next time, I'll bebe better prepared.
Ocean Path Trail
Like its name, the Ocean Path Trail runs along the Atlantic Ocean in Acadia National Park. The trail is absolutely stunning, and there are no rock scrambles!
I walked along the trail mesmerized by the sights and sounds of the creation of this breath taking experience. I felt so connected to everything in the Universe. The only thing that could have made it better with less people also walking the trail.
If you have never been to Acadia National Park, consider adding this to your bucket list of travel adventures. I don't think you will be disappointed. Caution: go in May or October, the summer months are packed with people and cars.
Now, go create your next travel adventure. Where will it be?