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Hangin around Bar Harbor

July 1, 2012 – Campfire and conversation

This morning we got up early to capture some footage and shots of our campground from the water.  Jason loves to shoot by kayak these days.  I can’t say I blame him.  He gets to sit and look for pretty shots while I paddle him around.  All the fun of kayaking without any of the work!  Not that I am bitter, jealous is a better word.  We had to be out of the water by 9:30am.  With the dramatic tides here in Maine, if you don’t make it back to shore before low tide you will be slopping back in the mud.

We were in Bar Harbor by 10 to have breakfast with a couple of our Canadian followers Jan and Dave.  I can’t tell you how much we love getting to know our followers!  We had great conversation and were sad to say goodbye so quickly.  They are on holiday and off to their next destination.

Tonight there was a magic show at our neighboring campground.  While I didn’t see any real magic, the kids seemed to really enjoy participating.  When I was called to the front, I just felt awkward.  I couldn’t stop staring at the magician’s hearing aid.

After the Amazing Alan, we headed back to our campground to hang out with our old/new friends Tom and Lorraine.  We sat around the fire till almost midnight yet again.  It seems like our days go by in the blink of an eye.

July 2 – 4 2012 – The quiet side

We have read and heard about Maine and it’s plethora of seafood.  One thing we have really wanted to do is catch a lobster.  We haven’t found anyone yet that knows anyone (non commercial) that could take us out.  So after talking to a few people we are going to try and gather mussels instead.  A ranger marked a few spots on the “quiet side” of Acadia and said we were free to legally harvest during low tide.

It’s very exciting gathering your own seafood!  However, it’s not so easy to clean up.

Around 9pm we finally were ready to eat!  As we are just about ready to dive in, we notice they look slightly different than we expected?  Then we do what any normal person does when something doesn’t look right, we started poking at it.  It smelled fine but had a very strange texture….almost disintegrated as we touched them?  So then we did the next logical step, try and see if the cat would eat it.  Singa took a strange glance at the mussel and an even stranger glance at us a walked away.  Singa will eat ANYTHING so we knew something was not right!  We were so BUMMED!  We were so excited and sooo hungry at this point, it’s now past 10pm!  At this point we are going to shove a few carrots in our mouths and call it a night.

July 5 – 10 2012 –Hurricane Wilson

Today we met a very cool musician and he is playing this week at our campground!  We were interested in his story and he ours, so we all went out for Lobstah to hang out.  Roger “Hurricane” Wilson has been playing at campgrounds all over the country for years.  He plays regular gigs as well but we thought it was super smart to tap into the campground scene!  What great way make money, travel and get paid to do what you love.

This week we check out the quiet side of the island, gather mussels and meet Roger Hurricane Wilson!

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (16)

  • mary van

    It looks like you finally got to eat some seafood. How was the lobster? That is on my list of things to do. I’d like to be in Maine in late September to see the colors of Fall.

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    • The Lobster was KILLER! Eat Lobster, Mussels, and Scallops like a king just about anywhere for a modest fee (compared to the rest of the USA).

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  • Kim

    Hi Guys… caught your episode of House Hunters and I had to look up your blog. I love that you’re sharing your adventures so that those of us who may not be as “gutsy” can still partake in the experience of a young couples journey througout North America. Any thoughts about coming further east into New Brunswick, Canada??? It’s beautiful over here too…

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  • Sebastian lilja

    What kind of camera do you use?

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  • enjoy the adventure so far!..nice kitty!!..what’s his or her name?

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  • Kristin King

    Just found out about this blog while sitting watching HGTV with my husband. So excited to see that you guys enjoyed Bar Harbour, Maine! My family has been camping there since the early 70’s. It is a beautiful spot! Your story is very inspiring! Enjoy your travels! 🙂

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  • Jan MacKenzie

    We really enjoyed meeting you two and had a wonderful time. Great pictures! Simon misses you and, well, so do we! Safe travels and we’ll keep you posted on any possible RV test drive. 🙂

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    • Jan, please give simon my love! We will have to find a way to get together again! You guys were awesome!

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  • kathy

    you guys are AWESOME! Think of all the great stories you will have to share for a lifetime! Keep on keepin’ on….love reading your posts and hearing about your adventures….:)

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  • Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Don’t imagine that you got up to Machias to try the best blueberry pie in the world at Helen’s Restaurant?? I’m going to Machias in August for their Blueberry Festival. The festival is small and quaint but the best blueberry products I’ve ever tasted.

    Enjoy your travels.

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  • We never tire of hearing all the details of your adventures! 🙂

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  • I don’t know if you guys are still in Bar Harbor, but a couple of locals directed us to the Beech Moutain trail in the less-trafficked, southwestern part, of Mount Desert Island (Acadia). It was the best hiking we did in Acadia, which is saying quite a lot.

    Happy travels,
    Brian

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    • Brian, we did make it to the Beech Mountain trail and severl others. We ended up going on a 6 hour hike and loved it! That post is comming up next, we took way to many photos so it is taking me forever to edit them down! I am sure with all your travels and some of the great photos we have seen on your site, you have the same problem!

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