Yesterday was wonderful weather for the last hurray of summer trip to Acadia --- the weather was warm, sunny, good for anything, biking, hiking, lobster bakes,…. but everyone else, naturally, was thinking the same thing. The traffic started already in Ellsworth.
But once actually on the island, the traffic dissipated.
Nevertheless, I was still in shock from the last trip to Bar Harbor and Jordan Pond, so I decided to head to a place where most tourists don’t end up: Northeast Harbor. A wonderfully quaint little village, with a few, cute shops, basically the place where Martha Steward and the Rockefellers buy their groceries in the summer. In good New England fashion, it is all very low-key and unposh.
Besides the quiet, the lack of foot traffic and the cute little boutiques and a killer tiny grocery store where the common items are expensive champagne, filet mignon and lobster meat, the beautiful place to be is the harbor.
After feeling relaxed, renewed and recharged, I made a trip to Bar Harbor since there is not much food in Northeast Harbor. One is expected to have a chef. Bar Harbor, per usual, was a zoo.