|On top of Flying Mountain|
We are doing really good with our hikes so far in Maine, definitely getting in at least one good hike a day. On Monday, we got up early and had breakfast, then decided to hike the Flying Mountain Trail off Fernald Point Road in Southwest Harbor. A young guy who we met at the bar at Fiddler's Green on Sunday night recommended it as a not too strenuous hike with great views at the top of Flying Mountain. It's a steep climb but not too long, about a 1.4 mile loop, and it was a great trail to start with. From the top of the mountain we had great views of Somes Sound, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor.
|So much green, firs and moss|
|The popovers were pretty darn good|
|Yes, we climbed over those rocks|
It was around 5:30 when we finished the trail around Jordan Pond, and I knew sunset was at 6:41 pm, so I talked Walt into driving up Cadillac Mountain so we could see the sunset. Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on the eastern seaboard, and is a very popular spot for sunrises and sunsets. I knew we would never get up at 5:30 am to get there for sunrise, so this was our chance. It was so cold and windy up there! People were bundled in sleeping bags waiting for the sun to set, and photographers were set up on the rocks with their tripods, waiting for the perfect shot. It's a pretty spectacular place. We were frozen by the time we left, so we went back to our cottage to warm up, and then walked into town and had a delicious dinner and some wine at Sips.
|The Porcupine Islands are in the distance--don't they look like porcupines?|
|All the photographers getting ready for the big shot|