BAR HARBOR, MAINE
We woke up to sunny skies, warm temperatures (it got up to 25 degrees) and the sight of trees. I had almost forgotten what they looked like! We sailed into the bay past thousands of buoys indicating lobster traps. I wouldn't want to be a lobster living in these waters. There is no chance you wouldn't be trapped. 'Bah Habah' is located on Mount Desert Island with a population of 5,300 which swells in the summer judging from the number of hotels in town. It is quite a pretty town with all the requisite tourist traps and lobster restaurants but we didn't get a chance to explore it on foot. Our hike in Acadia National Park was scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Our morning was taken up with US immigration procedures.
We had to tender in and the excursions were running behind time. There were only nine of us on the hike. We met our guide and van on shore, drove through the town and into the park. We hiked up Gorham Mountain - an easy trek compared with Nuuk. Unfortunately, one couple were badly out of shape and we had to stop constantly for them to catch up with us and then for them to catch their breath. We got to the half-way point where we were to start the ocean-side section, when the guide announced that we were running behind time and he would run to get the van while we waited in a parking lot at the trailhead. We waited there for 25 minutes. Needless to say, we were not too pleased.
We caught the last tender back to the ship just in time to attend a preview of the film made during this voyage. We both thought we wasted our time seeing it. It needs a lot more editing. We will be getting a copy at the end of the trip as a souvenir. We had a surprise visit from Edie, the CEO of Crystal Cruises. She hinted at quite a fanfare awaiting us in New York.
We dressed for dinner, headed down to see Perry, and met Jim and the boys for a delicious dinner at Tastes. We enjoyed it so much that we have made reservations to go again when we are in Newport. We dropped back in to see Perry again before heading to bed. Jim has promised to take us dancing tomorrow night.