Posted on 13 Jul 2021 by Steve Markham
The next stop on the Awesome Camping Trip was Acadia National Park. Which I must say, was the worst of the three campgrounds we visited on the trip, though still perfectly adequate.
Lest my children accuse me of favoritism for always posting pictures of Lewis, please recall that I am only posting pictures from my own phone. It’s not my fault that my other kids can hike ahead without an adult:)
On Friday we moved from FNSP to Acadia National Park. It was a lovely drive. When the kids got tired of being plugged in, Kyle played hangman with Lewis and the girls played Polly Pockets in the back.
It started raining pretty heavily during the drive. We stopped at Target for a re-supply and got soaked just walking across the parking lot. The Youngs decided that one night in a hotel was worth it.
The rain never stopped, exactly, but there were periods of more or less deluge. We set up a tarp, then set up the tent under the tarp so it stayed mostly dry inside, then moved the tarp to cover the table, then dried off the table and had dinner (canned tacos). There were a couple of car trips with A/C going full-blast to dry us off, and we eventually got to sleep, all 6 of us in one tent, sometime before midnight.
Saturday was a beautiful day. We laid out some things to dry in the sunshine, then went on a tour of the ocean in a lobster boat. It also stopped by a lighthouse with lots of seals and seagulls.
Once the Youngs arrived, we hiked to Eagle Crag.
Carina and Dathan made a delicious sweet potato curry soup for dinner, and had naan to go with. Yum!
On Sunday we went to Echo Beach. Then at low tide we walked out to Bar Island and hiked around the island, and the old foundations of the houses there.
No pictures of Bar Island on my phone. It was a casual stroll with interesting conversation. Then quesadillas for dinner.
On Monday we hiked up the coast to Sandy Beach, and then back to camp.
Short legs were getting tired, so we hopped on a shuttle at Sandy Beach to skip a couple miles of walking. We got off at Otter Point, and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves.
The hike back to camp from here was short and uneventful. We had walking tacos for dinner. The Target didn’t have an all-doritos 18-pack, so some people had theirs on Cheetos. The bags were too small, but cheetos themselves work just fine for walking tacos, for future reference.
Next Stop: Nickerson!