We then took a walk on one of our favorite trails, Ship Harbor, and I got some pictures of the scenery in the sun!
One thing I've noticed is that the wildflowers bloom quite prolifically up here
A side path down to the water's edge
The first half of the loop trail follows the harbor edge
Very tall pine trees
At the mouth of the harbor
Maine's rocky shore...we sat here for awhile to let Chelsea rest, and had a nice conversation with a couple from South Carolina who were here on vacation. The dogs naturally pull people in!
The trail loops through the forest pack to the parking area.
We then continued driving around the "Quiet Side" of the island, and decided to follow the signs to the town of Bernard and check it out. It's on the other side of Bass Harbor, and very cute. Not much of a business district, just a couple of artist shops, a restaurant I'd like to go back and try (Thurston for Lobster, isn't that cute?) and some very picturesque photo opportunities. These photos made me think of "the real Maine":
Lobster boats in the harbor...it was about docking time, and we sat awhile watching them unload the boxes off of a lobster boat.
Fisherman's Memorial set up at the docks.
It's pretty cool how such a simple adornment of hanging buoys can transform this shack into such a beautiful picture.
Lobster pots stacked on the dock, with their transportation in the background. Bass Harbor residences line the opposite shore.
I hope you enjoyed some sunny pictures from me today. And again our family thanks everyone of you for your kind words and thoughts of the past week. Al is flying back today, and Casey is anxiously awaiting his return...as am I!