Acadia – day 3 afternoon

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After a great lunch at the Jordan Pond restaurant (it only took an hour or so to get a table!) we headed off to other parts of the park, starting with the trail along Otter Cliff down to Otter Point and continuing on to the Carriage Roads. The day ended with another spectacular sunset.

By the way, while at Acadia Park I met another photographer, Bill Swindaman and he has recently posted some of his photos from that weekend. Bill is an incredible photographer and I recommend that you check out his work!

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photo selections. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.

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The US no longer uses lighthouses to guide ships at sea, but loud bells, each with a distinctive ring pattern, on floating buoys.

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Acadia has over 40 miles of Carriage Roads, packed earth trails throughout the heart of the park where motorized travel is forbidden. It is a favorite with hikers, cyclists, horseback riders and, of course, carriages! They were developed by John D. Rockerfeller (the famous oil baron and philanthropist, and the person that Rockerfeller Square—also known as  30 Rock—in New York is named after) as his gift to the park because he loved the area so much and wanted to preserve its beauty, while allowing others to share in it.

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My Canadian born obsession with red maple leaves was on full display as I searched for the perfect one. I’m still searching…

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These sunset pictures were shot at low tide on one of the causeways that links the large island that is the heart of Acadia National Park to the mainland.

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All photographs and comments ©2014 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.

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