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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lake Placid to Cape Breton

Hi, this is a long post, so grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the view!
We finally got around to getting some of our pictures done from our trip out to the East coast. This first picture is from top of Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid New York.
We were almost 5,000 above sea level, it took 5 miles of winding road to reach almost the top, then we took an elevator to the very top.  Temperature was 32 F (0 C) - it was cold and with wind gusts up to 45 mph - and keep in mind I was wearing shorts!! Yes when we left our house it was low 60's so nice for wearing shorts, but not for mountain viewing.  Although I took my sandals off and put on my running shoes and jacket I was fine.  The only part that was really cold were my hands. This is the view we had to contend with - Spectacular is all I can say!!
(click on the photo for a better view)

And this is the hotel we stayed at overlooking the town of Lake Placid (Crown Plaza)- again the view was awesome, we had mountain view side with the sunset.  Bill took this picture the next morning before we left with the reflection of the sun rising against the windows.

We then continued our trip over to Bar Harbor Maine, with stops at Portland to see the famous Portland Head Lighthouse
Next day we stopped at Pemaquid to visit another Lighthouse.  You will notice through all our pictures we always seem to visit spots when the tide was out. These next 3 pictures were taken early as the sun was just rising.

After this we made our way to Bar Harbor - where we stayed for 3 nights and visited Acadia National Park.  There was so much to see we didn't even cover half of it. Never the less, here are some of our favourite pictures.

Famous Bass Harbor Lighthouse - Acadia Park
 This was just as the sun was coming up.

This next one you can see the reflection of the lighthouse in the puddle of water and long Bill's reflection taking the picture - pretty cool!
Acadia National Park along Park Loop Road (ocean view side).  

 We stopped along the Park Loop to visit Jordan Pond. There is a gift shop and restaurant there and as I walking by a hummingbird flew right in front of me and she landed within a foot from me. I couldn't believe how close you could get to them because we can't get that close here at home, maybe 3-4 ft, but that's it.  The fellow that was watering the plants said he has never seen anything like this before, they are not bothered by people, they will come really close to you.  These are two of our favourites of the hummingbirds.

These next 3 were take at sunset down at the harbor front in Bar Harbor


As we headed up into New Brunswick we stopped at another lighthouse in Maine
 Then onto Cape Breton Nova Scotia, where we toured Cabot Trail - simple breathtaking!!
The first 3 were taken around 6am just as the sun was rising.
It was so tranquil, I just wanted to stay and sit on that dock!

Back home through New Brunswick, we stopped at Dalhousie to view this lighthouse.

Traveling through Quebec,

sun set along the St. Lawrence River, Quebec

I hope your enjoy the view.  You just traveled across 4 provinces, and 4 states for a total of 6,049 km. (3759 miles).

Thanks for stopping in.  Would love to hear your comments.

I have some new cards to post so stay tuned.


Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing these incredible photos. What a great trip.

CraftyViolet said...

Excellent photos. Bill is a real pro!

Tracy said...

Oh wow are these gorgeous Pauline. What beautiful scenes you got to see. I can only imagine how much more impressive they were in real life. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like it was a fantastic trip.


LindaH said...

What an INCREDIBLE trip and as always Bills pics are breathtaking!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Lord, I hope you have some place you're keeping these spectacular pictures so you can enjoy them over and over again. Shutterfly makes the best photo books. The beauty is overwhelming. A photo waiting to happen at every turn. There is nothing more rejuvenating than getting out in the big world in all that grandeur and putting your people problems in perspective; to just sit and soak it in and let it lift away the petty stuff. Then you go back to work, but renewed. I love it. Thanks!

Crafty Cath said...

Pauline your husband has quite the eye! So many times I've visited places that take my breath away but I can't seem to get the lens to capture that feeling. These just have me going WOW. And I have a similar photo of the view from Whiteface Mountain. Lake Placid is about 2 1/2 hours north of me. We go there at least 3 times a year, mostly because our sons fiancé is from there and her Mom offers us a room in her log cabin. Life ways seems to feel good when I'm out and looking at the majesty of it all. If you go back let me know and I'll meet you for a visit.