Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cadillac Mountain & Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park

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PhotoStory Friday
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Bar Harbor, Maine as seen from the top of Cadillac Mountain (1530 feet) in Acadia National Park. We managed to go up at night and see all the stars in all their glory and go back up during the day. We did not manage to get there at sunrise - have I mentioned that I’m not a morning person? - Since Cadillac Mountain is the tallest point on the US Eastern coast it is where the sun strikes first and I’m sure it’s a glorious sight to behold. If only I weren’t so out of it in the mornings - then add it that we were on Eastern time, instead of Central like I’m used.


Bar Harbor has lots going on at all time. The boats I posted a couple of days ago were in that bay. And that big island you see has a visitors center that can be walked to when the tide is right.


Haden and Dennis were eager to get over to Thunder Hole so off we went.


Thunder Hole is a small inlet, naturally carved out of the rocks, where the waves roll into. At the end of this inlet, down low, is a small cavern where, when the rush of the wave arrives, air and water is forced out like a clap of distant thunder. Water may spout as high as 40 feet with a thunderous roar! Hence the name: Thunder Hole.
~taken from Acadia Magic


We weren’t there at the right time of day to hear the thunder but we enjoyed the splashing anyway.


We could have used another week in Bar Harbor easy!



  1. Yet another place that has bee put on my list of places to go to...

  2. Wow...spectacular scenery and beautiful photos!!!

  3. Hi again Lisa...just wanted to let you know that your "foggy day" post is not letting us leave comments - it's saying "not found". Magnificent photos there too!!!

  4. I can understand a week, too. I could probably spend a whole day watching Thunder Hole! And what magnificent views!

  5. I like the water in shot 2. That gradient of color is fantastic.

  6. Oh my goodness Im so jealous of all your travels, these pictures are amazing just like all your pictures are always.

  7. I don't think anybody ever sets enough time aside for Bar Harbour. It is so nice when you get there you just want to stay.

  8. Thunder Hole would have been one of my favorite places to visit. Seeing water spew 40ft would be exciting. I wish you could have seen that sunrise. I'm sure that would have been great. BTW, I'm not a morning person either. Lastly, I love that last picture. Have a great night.

  9. Wow, what a neat phenomenon. It's so beautiful. I am sure I have mentioned, at least half a million times, that Maine is at the top of my Bucket List. I can't wait until the day I make it there, you have given me so many new points of interest! Great captures!!

  10. What a lovely place to visit! at least I got to see it through your photos, Lisa. Thanks for that.

  11. Magnificent photography and I thought the thunderhole ones were superb showing the details of the wave actions. The views of Bar coast makes me feel like hopping on a plane to come over & see it!

  12. Such a neat place. Looks like it would be really cool to live there.

  13. You're making me think Maine is the prettiest U.S, state. Beautiful photos!

  14. Beautiful places you have visited. Too bad you didn't get to hear the thunderous roaring.

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