Thursday, July 28, 2011

Somes Sound in Green and Gray, Acadia National Park (SWF)

1. Somes Sound-kab DSCN0493 Sargent Drive along Somes Sound 6-12-11 Nikon Coolpix

On our last day in Acadia National Park we awoke to a steady gray rain and drizzle. However, we did not let that stop us from exploring the western arm of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. We had never visited this side of the island before, so after checking out of the cabin we drove along the coastline to see what we could see. This drive along Somes Sound is an “autos only” road and I could soon see why. There isn’t much room here. Still, I wanted to take some photos, so Gus dropped me off and drove ahead to see if there was a spot for him to pull off. I walked the edge lugging two cameras and my bins to get these shots. A gray day, but still lovely and cool.

2. somes sound-kab DSCN0494 Somes Sound looking west 6-12-11


3. somes sound-kab Somes Sound Looking North


4. Loons-kab DSC_0202 Common Loons in the water 6-12-11 Nikon D80 w/70-300mm lens.


5. gus waits-kab DSCN0499 Husband patiently waiting 6-12-11

I did not see a lot of birds at this location but I was very happy to find the loons. All the scenery shots were taken with our new Nikon Coolpix S4000 while the loons were taken with the D80 as stated.

And please Have a Happy

Skywatch Friday!


  1. That is what we should have done. I took a few out the window last summer, but we didn't dare stop.

    I like rain shots. These are nice.

  2. Hi Katie...Nothing like Maine : }}
    Your photos are wonderful such a lovely area to visit...sure am glad you was able to stay out of traffic yourself dragging all that baggage lol
    I love the Loons...there call is so wonderful!!

    Ps...Thanks for your kind words you left about the loss of my kitty
    that was very nice!!

  3. Such a beautiful place. We only had a week when there this year..never enough time!

  4. I'm glad you didn't let the rain slow you down. Nice photos.

  5. I've heard so many good things about Acadia, and now that I've seen your photos, I want to visit some day!


    When planets plummet
    And comets careen,
    It’s the strangest sight
    You ever have seen.

    When drunk stars stagger
    And comets collide,
    It’s time to look up
    As you go outside

    To stare at the sky
    Where the strangest sight
    Is the moon-faced thing
    That you see at night.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Menacing Sky

  6. Oh I would love to see Acadia National Park! I spent summer at Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Your snapshot reminded me of how much I miss the loons!

  7. Beautiful view and I love the loons as well. Happy Sky Watch.

  8. Beautiful scenery and photos, Kathie! Great shot of the loons.

  9. Hi Kathie

    You have some lovely grey day shots and the picture of the loons was wonderful.

    All the best.

  10. New follower here, but already I can tell we have a lot in common. The shots in this post remind me of
    here in NW WA - we have lots of days that look just like that! The loons are incredible birds, very photogenic and what eerie calls! Love this blog - I'll be a regular visitor!

  11. Hi kathie! (thanks for stopping and leaving a note at my blog...)
    your pictures are gorgeous...scenery awesome! i looked through your later posts...and i especially love the rocky shoreline...the harbor...lighthouse!!
    my husband is used to doing just what your Gus does...'STOP! i see a picture!!' :)


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