This week I’ve had some friends from Pennsylvania visiting the area for the first time. It has been great fun sharing Acadia and Mount Desert Island with “newbies”. In addition, they are both photography buffs (in fact it has become their second “career”), so we had cameras firing in all directions.
One of my friends wanted to shoot the sunrise in along Ocean Drive the first day after they arrived. Fortunately the sun is rising later here this time of year (not 4:45 a.m. as it does in June), but it was still an early wake up call with the alarm clock.
Of course cruise ship “season” is in full swing now, and this approaching ship is typical of their schedule – in at sunrise, out by five p.m..
Of course another favorite activity for folks visiting Acadia is to catch either a sunrise or a sunset from the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Since we had already done sunrise, it was going to have to be sunset for our trip to Cadillac. So off, we went, all three of us with our warm jackets and camera gear.
ABOVE: The crowd begins to vie for the best spots. Luckily, no fights broke out. 🙂
BELOW: The day ends
It dawned on me (no pun intended), as I was heading back to the car that I this was the first time I could remember consciously making an effort to see both the sunrise and the sunset on the same day. A nice item to “check off” one’s bucket list.