Archive | September 9, 2014

“Acadia View” Bed & Breakfast, Just Outside Schoodic Peninsula Turnoff For Acadia National Park.

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I found “Acadia View” bed & breakfast in the very well done “Downeast Acadia and Schoodic Peninsula” brochure produced by the “Schoodic Chamber of Commerce” that I had picked up during our June visit to Acadia. It sounded nice and I pulled up their Website. It sure looked my type of place BUT then I found this in their “Rates/Policies” page: “Children over twelve years of age, who are well supervised, are welcome”! That was a problem. Teischan is eight and I am not convinced that she can be well supervised. But I took a chance and called. Got co-owner Jim Close on the phone. Explained my dilemma. He understood. I promised to do my best to keep Teischan under control. We made a booking and made arrangements for a late arrival and two ‘blow up’ beds, for the girls, in the 1st floor “Frenchman’s Bay” room — with views over the Bay towards Bar Harbor.

We were delighted when we got there. My first thought was that this was indeed ‘First Class’. By far the best accommodation that we have enjoyed in Acadia, possibly even all of Maine (and that is counting the “Samoset Resort” in Rockland that we have stayed at), though it was also the most we had payed for a room. But it was worth it. Very elegant and classy. It was like staying at a museum (and we are not exactly strangers when it comes to being around objet d’art. This the first time I have stayed at a bed & breakfast in probably 15 years. It was different, in a good way. The owners, Pat & Jim Close, are very nice and helpful. See what I say in the YouTube description.

We will definitely go back again.


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Click to access photo montage as a 3:36 minute YouTube video. Some of the pictures aren’t great but this should give you a feel as to this delightful b&b. The outdoor scenes are mainly from the walk to their ocean front. The night view is that of Bar Harbor from our balcony.


IF Scotland Votes ‘YES’ In The Independence Referendum WE Could Do An ‘Ukraine’ On Them And Win It Back!

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“Battle of Culloden” — the last time we had to subdue them by force. Click to ENLARGE. Google or use Wikipedia for more.

Though I love them dearly and consider myself Scottish by adoption (which I was), I am first and foremost a Brit — and one that adores the British Commonwealth in its current (and sadly slowly eroding) glory. Like the Queen and all of those that believe in the “NO” vote I do not want to see my UNITED Kingdom, my GREAT Britain, broken up. It really galls me that this is an unilateral referendum. We, those of us not fortunate enough to live in Scotland, do not get a say. So I demand a referendum in England, Wales and Ireland as to whether we should RE-CAPTURE Scotland by force IF they stupidly decide to leave the family. Shouldn’t be too difficult. I think we keep most of the troops and air power. So that is my solution. If they decide that they want their independence we do an Ukraine on them.


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Click to access this guide to the Independence Referendum in the U.K. “The Guardian”.


Two Pictures From Acadia National Park — September 2014

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As I mentioned yesterday I took 890 digital pictures with my (new) refurbished Canon Rebel T3i on this our latest trip to Acadia — though most of the pictures did not come out well, and I hope that that is due to my lack of understanding as to the real workings of this camera. But I want to share some with you mainly because I think Acadia is blinking beautiful and that we, in NE, are so lucky to have such a scenic treasure so close to hand. If you don’t like the pictures close your eyes and think of the Queen. [That is a British joke.]


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Anura Guruge Acadia National Park September 2014 Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor and MS Grandeur of the Seas

Bar Harbor, directly in front, from the summit of Cadillac Mountain on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The big cruise ship is the Royal Caribbean MS Grandeur of the Seas. The Veendam, that visits near weekly, was also there but I managed to hide it behind the cairn — and NO we did not build it.


Anura Guruge Acadia National Park Cooksey Drive Overlook.

Quintessential Acadia but from outside of the Park. This is from “Cooksey Drive” overlook. Check my post on this very scenic and rewarding overlook. Teischan and I did it on Sunday, September 7, 2014 around 11:30 am. We were the only ones there. Great place. Just minutes from the road.


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