Sunday, July 10, 2011

Arcadia National Park

On to Maine, in order to beat the Boston traffic I picked up my traveling companion Doug at 4 AM at his house and left for a weekend in Maine. There was traffic on the road but it did not slow us down and we arrived at Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island at approximately 10 AM.

We spent the time looking at the scenics and birds. Arcadia  MSB_7657 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Frenchman’s Bay


We went to the top of Cadillac Mountain, because I wanted to take some photographs there, however, the parking lot was jammed full and there were cars parked along the road.So we stopped on some of the pull offs and parking areas on the side of the Cadillac Mountain Road in order to take Arcadia  _ROT8633-Edit NIKON D3S June 30, 2011Bald EagleArcadia  MSB_7673 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Cadillac MountainArcadia  MSB_7679 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011DougArcadia  MSB_7696 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Sheep Laurel –“lambkill”Arcadia  MSB_7703-Edit NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Oxeye DaisyArcadia  MSB_7722 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Sheep Laurel
Mountain Sandwort
Wild Lupine Arcadia  MSB_7733 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Arcadia  MSB_7746 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011pictures and to bird watch. Arcadia  Scenic Mount Desert Island MSB_7686 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Eagle Lake

The scenics were wonderful, there were fluffy clouds in the sky and many different wildflowers in bloom. Arcadia  MSB_7764 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Arcadia  MSB_7797 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Arcadia  MSB_7801 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Arcadia  MSB_7815 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011Arcadia  pinnicle cliff_ROT8639 NIKON D3S June 30, 2011Arcadia  Scenic Mount Desert Island Acadia NP -MSB_7820 NIKON D300S June 30, 2011
We finished up our trip around Acadia at the Wild Gardens of Arcadia Arcadia  _ROT8647 NIKON D3S June 30, 2011and walked around the Sieur de Monte trail, where we found a few warbler's.Arcadia  _ROT8654 NIKON D3S June 30, 2011Chestnut-sided WarblerArcadia  _ROT8676 NIKON D3S June 30, 2011Arcadia  _ROT8691 NIKON D3S June 30, 2011 Eastern ChipmunckArcadia  _ROT8693 NIKON D3S June 30, 2011
Blackburnian Warbler
After we left Arcadia we continued up Route 1 to Machais, where we will be staying for the rest of the weekend.