Sunday, 27 June 2010

Postcard number 3 (a short one)

Back up into Maine yesterday, to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. As Mr WithaY observed, everyone round here lives by the woods.

Didn't see any moose, but we did see wild turkeys, whitetail deer, chipmunks and possibly an eagle. We also saw a raccoon, two porcupine and a (we think) muskrat but they were all dead at the side of the road. Oh, and we smelled a skunk.

There is a little sign at the side of the road that says "Oceanarium" so we decided to call in. It's a small ramshackle collection of buildings, staffed by some very friendly people, and we bought tickets for the full package. The touch tank, the hatchery, the lobster museum and the marsh walk. We were there all morning, listening to them telling us all about lobsters and lobster-related things. The marsh walk was a bit disappointing. We'd expected something more taxing than 20 minutes of very gentle strolling around the boardwalk in the grounds, but we saw a chipmunk.

Today we head back to New Hampshire and then on to Cape Cod. Hurrah.


Small Town Girl said...

You are thriving in vacations and that's very heartening !!
I heard Cape cod is gorgeous so will wait for your post specifically on that.

Enjoy !!

livesbythewoods said...

Small town girl, the Cape is gorgeous, I can recommend it.