Reading the previous night at the Southwest Harbor Library.
(Picture taken by Elise O'Neil)
The path trough Wonderland out to Long Ledge.
One of my favorite hikes on the island is Long Ledge at low tide. You can hike far out on the rocks and often there are seals lying around on the most distant point. But the hike needs to be centered around low tide or it's not accessible at all. The tides here at Acadia change in the range of 10 feet every six hours or so. Where I was walking would be under water a couple of hours later.
Long Ledge stretching out ahead of me. This is what I went walking over.
Kelp filled tide pool.
The seals were there today.
And even more than seals!
Looking across to the mountains on the eastern side of the island.
Roses, rocks and driftwood.
Pitch Pine tree at Wonderland.
Shore Path in Bar Harbor. A nice walk along the ocean right by the village.
Balance rock, a glacial erratic, dropped there thousands of years ago.
Calm water, high tide
waves lap at base of Balance Rock
glacial erratic left
thousands of years ago
this solid white remnant
a marker of ages.
Nearby, waves lap at feet
of young woman
long blonde hair
at edge of rocks
edge of sea.
I sit between
Balance Rock to my left
woman to my right
this view, that view
both nature, both natural
both alluring in their own way.
The woman from the poem. I shared it with her afterwards and we had a nice conversation on the rocks at the edge of the water.
Another view of the shore path.