RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day Drive Hwy 1 North of Ellsworth ME.

I wanted to get some more goats milk and I found a goat dairy producer just outside of Jonesboro, ME. We were wanting to take a day drive north a bit, since we were not going any further north in the big Nest.

These are Saanen goats. They produce the most milk per goat. Their milk fat is not as high, but they do produce more than other dairy goats. These are the kids born this spring.

These are the does. There are a few Alpine goats (brown) also in this  pen area.

After getting 2 quarts of milk we headed down Hwy. 187 toward Jonesport, ME.

This is Chandler Bay. We found a house in this area with a view like this, that we would like to buy, but we are not ready to settle down yet. It was tempting though!

This is Wild Blueberry Land off Hwy. 1 in Columbia Falls, ME. It sells everything blueberry as wells as gift ideas. We stopped here to eat our lunch in their parking lot, because we couldn't find any other spots. If you have to use a bathroom, they have an outhouse behind the shop. I'll hold it for somewhere else, (Joe said it was OK). Bathrooms are hard to find in this area. We stopped at a gas station, and it didn't have a restroom either. (This picture is out of order, and would come after Beals Island, but it is too hard to move further in the post).

We are still are on Hwy. 1 going toward Jonesport. We stopped for this picture of a lighthouse across the bay.

Here is a closeup of previous picture.

One of the boats must have someone with fish to attract all the birds in this picture.

We went through the town of Jonesport, a very quaint lobster village. Boats and lobster pots everywhere. A true picture of a lobster fisherman community. I didn't take a picture, because you can not capture a community. You just have to visit it yourself.

At the tip of Jonesport, you can take a bridge over to Beals Island.

The fog was really coming in for the day and as we got to lower elevations. We hoped the bridge went somewhere and we didn't drop off into the sea!

View off the bridge.

Beals was just a continuation of Jonesport, but an island - a lobster community. After Beals Island we finish the loop drive on Hwy. 187 and got back to Hwy. 1

Down the road on Hwy. 1 we took Hwy. 186 down another finger of the coastline. I would love to have a place with views like this.

If I remember correctly, this home sits on Gouldsboro bay area.

This lobster fisherman, we believe is around Jonesport, ME.

If this guy is not around Jonesport, ME., sorry!  Since I got my new smartphone, Joe has been taking pictures also.  Being  a couple of weeks behind in blogging, and two sets in pictures, sometimes I forget. But he represents this area well.

On the way home we had several views of bays and ocean.

Another stop on the way home from a higher elevation.

You can see Acadia mountains through the fog.

This is a pull off  just north of Ellsworth, ME on Hwy 1.

More views of Acadia, ME.

Looking west.

Close up of Acadia National Park in the distant fog.

We enjoyed our day drive, but  it was a 130 mile day. Didn't get home till 7:30pm. Home was Wal-Mart Super Center, Ellsworth, ME. for the night.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thunder Hole & Ocean Path Trail, Acadia National Park, ME.

On our last day in Acadia, we decided to stop at Thunder Hole located on the Acadia National Park road loop. Joe had noted the best time to be there, so we timed our day around it. I believe Joe said you were to be there 2 hour prior to high tide.

We got there on time and found a place to sit on one of the boulders. Front row seats were all taken, and I really didn't want to be up front and get wet anyway.

We sat and waited, like everyone else around us! After 10 minutes of nothing, Joe said that sometimes if the tide is not as high or strong, the effect is not seen or heard. 

If the waves are wild, they will come into the carved out area and sound like thunder and can spray up to 40 feet in the air. But nothing was happening today.

In Aug. of 2009, Hurricane Bill was northeast of Newfoundland. Tourists were standing on the rocks, like they were here. A huge wave came in over 20 people and three people were swept out to sea. Two were rescued, and a 7 year old girl was found dead, an hour later. Of the other 20 people, many were injured and taken to the hospital.

We decide to take a walk on the Ocean Path Trail which runs from Sand Beach to Otter Point parking lot along the coast.
The trail is 4.4 miles, but we did just a small part of it like most people do.

We just walked down the coast for 30 minutes and then back to Thunder Hole. I was a bit sore from our previous day's kayaking trip. I was having some hip and soreness where my leg joins my body. I guess from sitting in the same position for too long.

Most of the trail we did was flat, with a few steps, or inclines. 

The trail is rated Easy ( uneven ground but fairly level).

It is a great trail for viewing the rocky coastal shore.

One part of the trail was in the woods a bit, but very short.

On our way back we noticed a lot of people had brought their lawn chairs, and were just enjoying the day with a book.

Kids love climbing up and down the piles of rocks. Even big kids enjoy it, but remember your balance is not as good as it use to be!

I will miss this place,

but I am sure we will return, because there was much more we would have like to have seen and done.

We came upon this strange shaped tree.

Even the limbs had strange round growths on them. Maybe this is normal, but I have never seen a tree like this!

If you want beautiful views and a easy trail, put this one on your list of things to do in Acadia.
National Park.

Do part of it or all of it. Or you could do parts of it every day, picking up where you left off. If you are lucky enough to have the time.

You can take a boat tour of the coast also.

We never got to do the whale watch boat tours,

or bike rides on all the carriage roads.

We wanted to walk out to Bar Island during low tide, but we missed our only chance, on our first day we were here. The rest of the week, low tide was always way too early for us or after dark.

We got back to Thunder Hole and sat on the boulders and ate our lunch.

After lunch we headed for home. How do you think I look with a Malley head.

Mallery enjoyed the day also.

On the way home we stopped at Parson's for a couple more lobsters.

Here comes dinner! One hard shell and one soft shell lobster. We decided to try each kind and decide which we preferred.