One of the many things we have loved about our previous visits to Maine is our usual day trip to Bar Harbor, a beautiful coastal town that has much to offer. In the past, we have come to see the boats, explored some of the natural wonders in nearby Acadia National Park, taken a whale-watching cruise, eaten delicious food, and shopped in the one-of-a-kind stores that line a few blocks near the water. There never seems to be enough time to hardly scratch the surface of all there is to do and see around here.
Having an RV this time meant we could stay in a campground very close to Bar Harbor for several days and experience many more things all in one visit. After getting set up at camp, we took the Island Explorer, a free bus that operates all over Mt. Desert Island where Bar Harbor is located, into town.
Of course the first thing you have to do in Bar Harbor is come down to the waterfront and take in the scenery. When we arrived, the gray overcast day was just giving way to the sun and we caught the transition as we looked out at the water. While some rays of light were starting to shine through, the last of the fog was still burning off.
We realized that we were there shortly after low tide and that we would be able, for the first time, to walk out onto the bar that gives Bar Harbor its name.
What a fascinating experience to get to walk way out on what is normally the bottom of the sea!
We sure did work up an appetite and were thrilled to get back "on land" and go eat a delicious dinner, followed by the first of many trips to an ice cream shop during our visit. What a great day and our Bar Harbor adventure was just barely under way!