Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WHO LOVES LIGHTHOUSES?

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Today I would like to share another day of the cruise that Kim and I took in October.
I am busy decorating for Christmas. I want to be able to participate in the Christmas Blog Party.

So I will reminisce about our October cruise.

When the cruise ship docked in Bar Harbor, Main, we immediately went ashore and then climbed aboard another boat.
Photo courtesy of:Main Tours
We took off on a three hour tour (scary isn't it) to visit the beautiful and numerous lighthouses of this rugged area.
It was a blustery day but we enjoyed the views of Acadia National Park
The coastline was rugged but beautiful. We would be cruising through the Cranberry Isles and their lighthouses

We saw many homes of the "rich and famous".




Bear Island Lighthouse

Bass Harbor Lighthouse

Little Cranberry Island Life Saving Station

Winter Harbor Lighthouse

Egg Rock Lighthouse


Back ashore, we couldn't have gone aground with all those beautiful lighthouses,  we began to explore the downtown area.

A little silliness here and there! This was just too tempting!
I was surprised to see so many flowers in bloom. I guess I thought it got colder earlier here.
 The weather changed several times during the day. We were told that was normal. It did clear up for a while however and we enjoyed strolling.
The flowers were beautiful. 
All the sightseeing in the morning left us hungry!
Did you notice, Kim is not in any of these pictures. The windy weather was doing a number on her hair and she wasn't about to get on the other side of the camera.
Me, I don't know any better!
After a hearty lunch on local Maine lobster we took Oli's Trolley and headed to Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain.





By the time we got to the top of Cadillac Mountain it had begun to rain extremely hard. This was the last picture I was able to snap.
That is the city below and a cruise ship. Not sure if this was ours. There was another in the area and this one appears to be moving.
After a wonderful day in the Bar Harbor area
we headed back to our ship for departure. Tomorrow we would be in Boston, Mass.  
We loved our day with our gracious Maine brethren.


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16 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

You certainly had a super time together! Even though Kim did not want to be caught on camera, you sure have fond memories of each other enjoying this special trip. What a great lobster you were holding there!
Thanks for sharing all the lighthouses with us.
Have a great Wednesday and remainder of the week.
Love to you,

Mariette

J Bar said...

Great collection of shots.

Misty said...

I have always wanted to go to Maine and your photos gave me a little taste of it today. Enjoy your travels!

Martha said...

Isn't Bar Harbor just terrific. We were there this fall as well -- we didn't do the lighthouse tour but enjoyed the town, had the BEST lobster roll and found the Bar Harbor Tea Company -- brought home some wonderful blueberry tea!

The view of the harbor from the downtown park was wonderful!

Thanks for bringing back some fun memories!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

AHHH..Ginger your cruise looked so fabulous. I love the shot of of you with the lobster. All your photos are fabulous.

Tanya said...

what a beautiful cruise. i really want to get up that way some day! you look so cute with your lobster!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a fun cruise. Great photos!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Pamela Gordon said...

Now, this is an interesting way to see many lighthouses without all the driving. Maine coastal scenery is so beautiful. I got to Camden, just up the coast, in October and really enjoyed the beauty there. We live in New Brunswick,Canada, just next door to Maine. Your cruise up the coast would be a wonderful adventure!

Kathy said...

Hey *neighbor* you have some gorgeous pictures here, looks like such a lovely trip! I am your newest follower cause I love photography and you are great at it and travel and fellow grannies! :)

luvsclassics said...

I love visiting Maine. Does the 3 hr Lighhouse cruise only depart from Bar Harbor? I'd love to see the lighthouses this way. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.

Wishing you a beautiful holiday Savannah Granny! From Grace

Beverly said...

It all looks wonderful. What a beautiful site. We do all love lighthouses, and I am always fascinated about how different they are than ours in the south.

I've been sick with a terrible cold and cough. This is the third week, and I am slowly getting better. Now my sweet husband has it.

I hope you will join us every Pink Saturday during the holidays as we celebrate together.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I am so glad we got to see more gorgeous pictures of your wonderful cruise! You gals did it up right, it looks like you had a blast!!

Carol

Grace InAZ said...

I loved looking at the lighthouses. I have never seen one in person and always thought they were little towers poking into the sky, not attached to houses or buildings. This is so interesting!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

The lighthouses are such treasures! Thanks for sharing with us at the Bunny Hop.

Debra

Suzy said...

Such a beautiful place! I hope to make it to Maine one of these days. I've had a love affair of sorts with lighthouses since I was little. Thanks so much for sharing more of your vacation pics with us. xo

Bunny Jean said...

Glad you had fun and could share these great photos, but it looked cold to me ;)
You didn't mention if the water was rough... can you tell I'm not much of a sailor? lol

Thanks for sharing again at my Bunny Hop.

xoxo Bunny Jean

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