Acadia Goodbye

Our week was short and we packed it on including walking 27 miles in 4 days. Each morning we walked the shore path in Bar Harbor starting at the Independent where I picked up a strong coffee. Fog covered the bay every day until it burned off around noon but the sight was breathtaking. 

The Seal Cove Auto Museum turned out to be a hidden gem. All autos belonging to one man who left an endowment to fund the museum of classic cars from the 1880’s through the 1930’s. Some of the autos had original period costumes so the visitor could envision the wearer with a sense of time and place. Some toy cars, vintage motorcycles and old fuel pumps rounded out the place. Most remarkable. 

Our trip was full of surprises and if you visit Acadia focus on the park and the “quiet side”. Bar harbor has it’s charms but it is totally focused on the tourist trade and shopping sadly. But the gems are there if you are willing to look. 


14 Responses to “Acadia Goodbye”

  1. Judy Shea September 19, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    Sounds beautiful.

  2. Bleubeard and Elizabeth September 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    This museum truly was a gem. I so enjoyed the lovely photos and the period clothing. Even the photos on the walls were wonderful. And who wouldn’t want gasoline for $0.17 a gallon? So glad you found this place and shared it with us.

  3. Erika N September 19, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    How cool. I never knew this museum existed. How was your artist in the park day? We ended up having to pull our boat home since has his heart surgery next Tuesday. He is very nervous, which I get. How is the new pup doing too? I bet by now she has settled in perfectly. Or hopefully she has. 🙂 Hugs-Erika

  4. Valerie-Jael September 20, 2016 at 1:42 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. That museum is a gem. I love watching mist and fog swirl around here, too. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Julia - Vintage with Laces September 20, 2016 at 4:16 am #

    I like classic cars and would have enjoyed visiting this museum too. Aren’t those antique gas pumps adorable?
    Have a lovely week, Corrine!

  6. lyle September 20, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    wonderful photos! Bar Harbor was too touristy even when we were there years ago. shame on them

  7. Dorthe Hansen September 20, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    Such wonderful photos Corrine, the museum surely looks interesting, and so fun with dresses added to show the time and way of living!! It must have been a very special tour away ,and along the sea , with your husband . xx

  8. Patty's Magpie Nest September 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    Our son really enjoyed camping at the park for five days.
    Your photos are magical.
    Fun to find that auto museum with something for everyone.
    They really are collector’s aren’t they!
    Glad you had some time to recharge your battery in such a special place.

  9. froebelsternchen September 21, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    A magical place! Adorable! Thanks for sharing the great photos dear Corinne!

  10. NancyLee September 21, 2016 at 11:18 pm #

    Just a wonderful vaca for you 2! See any whales?
    I could sit down and just read all day!! Lunch and drinks provided, of course..

  11. Jackie P Neal September 23, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Ahh, I bet it was sad to leave after having such peaceful time together “(
    Love that cool bike-very steampunkish! heehee
    Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us Corrine! I always love to see what happens in real life of my art sisters worlds!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  12. Barbara Casillas September 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    The “quiet side” of places is always better than the tourist side. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Those kinds of times are always refreshing.

  13. johanna September 24, 2016 at 3:34 am #

    i just read your Posts about acadia and i´m so in awe! of course i also would have Chosen the quieter side. your photos are gorgeous, including the fog impressions. and i would have loved to see this Auto Museum. chances are i never will go there – but the more i love to be a virtual visitor by your photos! thanks for sharing.

  14. sheila 77 October 1, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    The photos of the grey sea in the mist are wonderful. It’s great to find a morning walk on holiday to start the day.
    The motor museum looks fascinating, we always love to see a old classic motor on the roads.

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