The Rain in Maine
MAINE COURSE, DAY 6: Acadia National Park
Cue Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins:
♪ The rain in Maine is giving us a pain. ♪
♪ The rain in Maine is driving us insane. ♪
♪ Here comes rain. ♪
♪ Rain again. ♪
♪ Our pleas for sun in Maine have been in vain. ♪
♪ The rain in Maine will send us to a plane. ♪
♪ We've got rain. ♪
♪ Rain can't drain. ♪
♪ The rain in Maine, it has become our bane. ♪
Admittedly, that is a bit of an exaggeration. We have had plenty of sunshine since we arrived in the Pine Tree State on Thursday. But somehow our planning to visit Acadia National Park triggers rain on the day we want to visit, Today was no exception. When we awoke just before 6:30 and saw that another massive rain system would move into the area by 10:30, we scurried to get dressed and get to the park, hoping to make a few stops before the precipitation began.
|A handful of sand|
|Flowers in bloom near Thunder Hole|
Still too early for lunch, we decided to look for a few letterboxes hidden at Brookside Cemetery in tiny Somesville, the earliest village settled on Mt. Desert Island. The cemetery was exactly what the name implies, a lushly green setting, generously shaded by stately trees, with a crystal clear brook cascading by its southern boundary.
Rain drove us back to the hotel this afternoon, where we did a little planning, hit the laundry room and relaxed. After three days of soggy Acadia, tomorrow we're moving on to Augusta to check out the Maine State Capitol.
TUESDAY, 23 JUNE 2015