I hesitated to go to Acadia & Bar Harbor because it had been raining.
But, Oh!, I'm so glad I went!
Up close, on the town Shore Path, things were super springtime bright, including umbrellas
waiting for summer tourists to arrive.
But out to sea, things were different.
Just as I arrived on the Path, clouds & fog parted for just a few minutes,
revealing the Porcupine Islands.Thank you, I said.
Then fog came rolling back. I sat on a bench,
sketched, watched its flow as nearby birds sang.
I was enveloped by cool fresh air. Thank you, I said.
Eventually, all was enveloped.
Very mysterious, very divine, this gentle fog.
View of the island's mountains from the West face of Cadillac as fog journeyed inbetween. Only one time before have I experienced such a marvel & that had been on top on Pemetic (mountain on the left).
Thank you, I had said.
Celestial. Above the clouds.
Later driving home, down below, I was right in those clouds!
Just before going home I had stopped to visit a quiet, early evening, & softly sunny Bubble Pond.
It's at the base of Cadillac (left) & Pemetic (right).
Thank you, Thank you. for the variety & changes of this gentle weather.
While on top of Cadillac, I had shared the views & chatted with 2 happy girls from China, a happy Japanese father & his college daughter, &, 2 happy Polish men (in Polish we chatted!).
So, I guess it's worth the effort to make pilgrimages to beloved places. And not only in fair weather...