Today we returned to the Park Loop Road at Acadia to visit some places we had scoped out yesterday. We drove out to an overlook where we found our dream house. (It's out at the end of that peninsula in the first photo. You probably can't tell, but that place is HUGE.) Later, we all put our feet in the Atlantic Ocean at Sand Beach.
The next stop was Thunder Hole. Some of us saw it yesterday, but the rest hadn't when we needed to move on due to cranky children. The little girls were particularly delighted with the crashing waves. Here is how the Acadia website describes it:
When the right size wave rolls into the naturally formed inlet, a deep thunderous sound emanates. The cause is a small cavern formed low, just beneath the surface of the water. When the wave pulls back just before lunging forward, it dips the water just below the ceiling of the cavern allowing air to enter. When the wave arrives full force, it collides with the air, forcing it out, resulting in a sound like distant thunder. Water may splash into the air as high as 40 feet with a roar!
The tide was too low to get the full effect, but it was impressive nonetheless.
We enjoyed lunch at the Jordon Pond House, seated at a table out on the lawn overlooking the pond. Everyone loved their famous popovers, including the bees. They can't resist the strawberry jam.
After a drive up Cadillac Mountain (the highest point on the island), we headed back so Carly and Kyle could get ready in time for their dinner reservations. It was their anniversary today, so they had dinner on their own at Havana, a Cuban restaurant in Bar Harbor. The rest of us had "movie night" with Mary Poppins, popcorn, cheese and apples.