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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by H14, Jun 20, 2013.
WOW the last set of pics were excellent.
I have waterproof gear thanks to Dana. I stayed completely dry. Except for my toes, I still need waterproof socks.
Yes I do!
classic shot showing how far the tides fall in that part of ME, looks like a great trip.
Thanks Chris, I'm pretty sure youare the first person to describe my pictures as excellent. So pretty up there it's hard to take a bad picture.
Gore-tex socks are sweet!
Erik, Nova Scotia is definately on the radar. We would love to come up there and look you up.
Russ, that blew me away when I saw that. I believe GSA_PILOT told me the the tide falls 11 feet at Eastport.
Just before crossing the bridge to Bar Harbor we pass through Trenton. A couple we met the day before up in Calais told us we should try a lobster roll at the Gateway-Lunts Lobster Pound.
We took their advice and had two, one with butter, one with mayonnaise. Great place to stop and eat on the way into Bar Harbor.
Nice lobster pot set-up they had.
We set up camp for the next two nights at Mt Desert Island campground. We had the place pretty much to ourselves the first night. It's been fun riding to a new destination everyday but it was nice to set up somewhere and settle in for a couple of days.
After getting our campsite set up we made a firewood run. Loving these new panniers, thank you Kirkster70!
Then it was off the the laundry-mat, definately the low point of the trip. I rode to the grocery store while the clothes were drying.
It was the only time during our three days on the coast we didn't have lobster for lunch or dinner. When we got back to our campsite we walked down to the water to get some pictures.
After the sun went down we built a fire and played cards at the picnic table by our water jug lantern, thanks for the tip Dynamick.
Up early tomorrow, we've got an entire island to explore and we'll have to find more lobster since it our last day.
Great pictures guys.
Kevin, this is to help all the imates that want to join you and Rhonda's next year ride. Now the title is a little disingenuous... unless you were born here, you'll always be a transplant but a way to fake it while you ride about with out of state plates. Order these at-least once so you can say you did it...
lobster - Steamed or Boiled, prepared with seaweed or saltwater
Got Mussels? You can pick them yourself if you know the right spots. Best steamed in seaweed
Know your clams... and what is a peck
Know what a red snapper is... quote from a fellow Mainer "They're red! They're not skinless they have a case that snaps when you bite into them. Locals sometimes refer to them as "Red Snappers." which is a take off on a type of fish. It helps confuse unsuspecting tourists. Nothing like a few "red snappers" and some baked beans and brown bread ,,,a traditional Saturday night Maine meal."
Gotta have a moxie...
There are many other foods and drinks.. like Seadog beer, etc. If anyone is planning a trip and wants free advice... send me a PM.
Lobster and Pisser clams
Good gawd I miss that....
and gawd is looks so tasty, torture!
Friday was probaly our favorite day yet. Since we were spending another night here we didn't have to pack anything, just grab some coffee and go ride. Our plan was to spend the day exploring as much of the island as we could in a day.
Top of the list was to check out Bar Harbor before the masses woke up and filled the streets. Low tide was around 7:30 that morning so we wanted to see the sand bar to Bar Island. We get there and I ride out far enough to get a picture of the bike on the sand bar and it feel pretty solid. Nobody's watching and I don't see any signs forbidding vehicle access so I tell Rhonda let's ride across it.
About half way out it gets a little rocky so she gets off the bike and takes a few shots.
We came back later in the day and it looked like this.
Since we didn't have to walk all the way across the sand bar and back it was still early and the little town of Bar Harbor was still mostly asleep. We rode around town a bit and then went to the This Way Cafe for breakfast. Met the owner of this nice 2012 Grey DR650 there.
From there we headed to the Acadia Park loop road.
Aren't beavers amazing.
Riding along enjoyng the scenery I had to come to an abrubt stop and get a pic of the unrecognizable creature. It wasn't until a few minutes later I realized it was a dog, what kind of dog I have no idea.
Us on top of Cadillac Mountain.
There's the sand bar we rode across earlier and the town of Bar Harbor.
A couple shots of Northeast Harbor.
After seeing about all we could in Southeast Harbor we rode over to Southwest Harbor. The first stop was Bass Harbor lighthouse.
It was starting to get late so we headed to Beal's Lobster Pier.
Campcook with no lobster.
Campcook with lobster.
With full stomachs we had back to camp. Sitting by the fire Campcook breaks out a surprise she had packed. Good stuff.
Tomorrow we say goodby to the coast of Maine and start making our way back home. We haven't even left yet and we're already talking about when we come back next year. Our total lobster count over the last 2 1/2 days, six lobsters and four lobster rolls. Mission accomplished.
That is one short legged dog....
He was an odd sight for sure. You all be safe riding to BYOB.
The sight of those huge, crimson steamed lobsters has killed my interest in the breakfast granola bar I'm gnawing on right now
Love lobster, love the ocean views, love Maine. You're making me long for a return trip. Great report and beautiful photos.
Forget the lobsters... I'm off to REI to get me some Crumble!
I wondered while I was up there, if I lived here how long would it take for me to get tired of lobster.
That was something Rhonda picked up. Nice surprise and pretty tasty, I thought it was a little pricey until I got taken for $8.50 a day later for a sliver of key lime pie.
Jodi ready for a bike trip yet?
Thanks for taking me to Maine. I should be there next month.
Can I ask how much the lobsters were ? They are very pricey here In Vancouver as they have to be air freighted
Bob, the best deal we found was at the Quoddy Lobster Pound in Eastport. Two 1lb lobsters, cole slaw, ear of corn, baked potato, bread, and a drink for $17.95. If you want to steam your own we saw several signs for live lobsters from $5 to $6.
THANK YOU. That sounds reasonable.
as between 2 key lime pies or 2 1lb lobsters, it's an easy decision
I think we are going to ride up to Eastport and have what you had
We missed you both.. @ BYOB...
Back on the farm already...