Bah Hahbah — It’s in Maine


Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Or is it “Bar Harbor?” We’re down to our last seven blog posts on the Montreal-to-Boston run aboard Holland America’s MS Maasdam. Over these last seven posts we’ll explore Bar Harbor, Maine; the Mount Desert Island portion of the Acadia National Park; and see images of the charmingly unique Egg Rock Light guarding ships in Frenchman Bay.

MS Maasdam

MS Maasdam

We anchored off the coast of Mount Desert Island on Friday, June 6, and from there we tendered into the town of Bar Harbor. Mount Desert, by the way, is the sixth largest island in the Lower Forty-Eight (the Contiguous United States), and Bar Harbor is that once famous summertime destination of the rich and famous — John D. Rockefeller; J. P. Morgan (No, not Jaye P. Morgan. The other J. P. Morgan — John Pierpont); Cornelius Vanderbilt; and a man to whose wealth I have personally contributed on several occasions — the late, great William “Bill” Ruger.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Today you’re seeing images of Bar Harbor, a picturesque town that offers myriad photographic opportunities with a historic quaintness that begs for some artistic post-processing for a more vintage look.

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Fun Photo Friday — Halifax, Lunenburg, and Mahone Bay Part 2


I may have to do something with this one for Halloween — Some "Gallows" humor, perhaps

I may have to do something with this one for Halloween — Some “Gallows” humor, perhaps

Here are today’s Fun Photo Friday favorites from this day-long tour to Lunenburg and Mahone Bay, and our late day departure into the fog off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia:

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Mahone Bay for Part of the Day


St. James Anglican, St. John's Lutheran, and United Church

St. James Anglican, St. John’s Lutheran, and United Church

Our tour bus made a brief stop on Tannery Road on the other side Lunenburg Harbor so that we could look back and photograph the town we had just departed.  Don’t miss the opportunity to capture the colors of Lunenburg.

Lunenburg Panorama

Lunenburg Panorama

After a brief journey the bus dropped us off on the very outskirts of the town of Mahone Bay, located not coincidentally next to the body of water known as Mahone Bay.  No baloney, that’s a lot of Mahone.  From there Ursula and I first stepped out onto a dock for a view of the town and its three famous churches, then strolled into town for a little leisurely sightseeing.  Along the way we ran into some very charming homes.

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

When we reached the main shopping areas — tourism centric, of course — we found the building here equally picturesque.

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

But the one shop we simply had to step into was Amos Pewter (link below).  This is a must-see, and not for just the artistic hand-crafted wares inside.  Here you can watch artisans melt, cast, trim, and polish exquisite pewter pieces ranging from the ornamental (jewelry) to the practical (letter openers) and everything in between.  And, yes, we wound up with jewelry for Ursula and a letter opener for me.

Amos Pewter Shop & Tour

Amos Pewter Shop & Tour

We departed the business district and proceeded by the three picturesque churches overlooking Mahone Bay: St. James Anglican, St. John’s Lutheran, and United Church.

St. James Anglican, St. John's Lutheran, and United Church

St. James Anglican, St. John’s Lutheran, and United Church

The newest church is the mustard-colored St. James Anglican, which dates back to 1887.

St. James Anglican, newest of the lot — 1887

St. James Anglican, newest of the lot — 1887

Friday I’ll present Part 2 of my favorites from Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and our departure from Halifax into fog-shrouded waters.  Until then here is today’s photo gallery slide show:

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