Leaves and Waves

We got up yesterday and it was gorgeous outside and when we looked at the weather report for the rest of the week did not look as nice, so we decided to head out and visit some more of Acadia National Park.  Today we decided to visit the only part of the park that is on the mainland – the Schoodic Peninsula.

We knew that our trip to the park today would take about an hour and half so we figured we would combine it with some leaf peeping. Leaf peeping is an informal term mainly used in the United States to describe people that travel to view and photograph fall foliage.

We did get to see a little color; however the areas we are in are still listed on the official Maine foliage site as very low color. We now realize that we are going to have to leave Maine to get to our appointment in Red Bay, Alabama before color really hits in most of the state. We might take a trip to the far north of the state at the end week, but even there the color will only be between 30 and 50 percent. Even though we did not get so a lot of color – the scenery is beautiful.

Leaf Peeping - Low

Leaf Peeping - Low

Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula is like the much larger portion on Mount Desert Island, made up of majestic shoreline, woodlands, and a tall mountain (for the East Coast). We took the loop road and made our way to Schoodic Point. At the point the coast is covered in huge slabs of rock that have been etched and carved by years of pounding ocean waves.  I hung out and watched the waves while Leslie went to find the visitors center for her passport stamp.

A note on the collage of pictures below as the molten magma cooled it cracked allowing new magma with a different mix of minerals to intrude. This can be seen in the picture in the upper right.

Schoodic Point

Schoodic Point

I was going to post this blog yesterday but I got busy searching for new software to stitch together panoramic pictures. Then when I tried to upload the pictures for the blog – I got errors. I was too tired to figure out how to fix it – it appears the GoDaddy changed something on their site and I needed to adjust some configuration parameters. In any case there are some panoramic pictures – we will try to take more.

Schoodic Point Panoramic 1

Schoodic Point Panoramic 1

 

Schoodic Point Panoramic 2

Schoodic Point Panoramic 2

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