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Friday, December 15, 2017

Clearing!

After our first snowstorm of this winter season last weekend, we had another inch or two
before full sun returned to highlight some beautiful scenery!
Now it is quite cold with overnight temps in the teens!
Time to get out your woolies!



Monday, December 11, 2017

We finally received our first snowfall of the 2017-18 season on Saturday night.
It dropped 5 - 6 inches of the wet, white stuff here alomg the immediate coast.

The landscape is certainly prettier now! November is almost always gray and drab - perhaps the least attractive month of the year! Of course, drab and gray is still pretty good if you are fortunate enough to live in the spectacularly beautiful State of Maine!



Friday, December 8, 2017

Commercial activity has picked up in Northeast Harbor as lobstermen haul their remaining traps until Spring
and larger fishing boats move into protected Northeast Harbor for the Winter!



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Clouds over Bar Harbor on Thursday afternoon.



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Somes Pond Marsh - and it's still November (but no snow so far!)



Saturday, November 25, 2017

A lonely lobster boat on a gray late November day in Seal Harbor.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Seal Harbor Yacht Club this week.

November is continuing its usual pattern - we'll leave it to you to figure out just what that is! While you are figuring, we would like to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you will be on the road for the holiday -
be careful and drive safely!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Somes Pond on Sunday Afternoon.

Our mild fall seems to be all in the past now, and our weather has become more typical for November - clouds, cool/cold temperatures, no snow, gray skies, short days, brown gardens, empty streets, and...well,you get the picture. But take heart - the Winter Solstice will be here before you know it, and then it's all downhill until Summer 2018!



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mill Cove near high tide this week.





Monday, November 6, 2017

Lower Main Street in Bar Harbor is no longer crowded as the shadows lengthen, the breeze off Frenchman Bay feels cold, shops are closing, and the town settles into our "off season".



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Summer docks in Bar Harbor are disconnected and awaiting haulout.
Meanwhile they are inhabited only by seagulls!

The last cruise ship has come and gone. Almost all tourists have headed home. Many seasonal shops and restaurants have closed until next April. You can drive, park and walk the streets in Bar Harbor for the first time since last May. But our temperatures are still remarkably mild - so now is your chance to get out and enjoy the quiet of Acadia!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sunset yesterday after the big storm!

We, along with most of Maine, were socked yesterday by a fast moving but extremely intense rain and wind storm which caused a remarkable amount of damage state-wide. Winds gusted to 70 mph here along the coast with wind speeds close to that even in the interior of the state. Central Maine Power reported upwards of 400,000 customers without power while Emera Maine reported another 100,000. That was a total greater than the infamous ice storm of 1998 from which it took almost 2 weeks to recover!

Many schools were closed today and many businesses were handicapped due to continuing extensive power outages. As if mocking us mere humans, the weather all day today was sunny and quite warm for the end of October! So - whatcha gonna do? Our advice is to just go with the flow and "make lemonade". Of course, that's easy for us to say since we now have our power restored here ar MDI.Net World Headquarters!


Oh - and
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Trick or Treat!




Friday, October 27, 2017

View to the west shortly after sunrise this morning following some much needed rain over the past two days.

The forecast indicates we can look forward to more nice, mild weather until Sunday evening when another more powerful wind and rain storm arrives. Our fall weather has been beautiful this year - so get out if you can because it won't last too much longer!



Monday, October 23, 2017

Pretty Marsh Inner Harbor at low tide this past weekend.

Our weather has continued to be fantastic, even for October which is usually one of our most pleasant months! It has been sunny for many days, with daytime temperatures running in the low 60's F and temperatures at night in the upper 40's F. The extended period with no rain has caused some to worry about their wells going dry, and local ponds are as much as 2 feet below normal, but overall there have been ample opportunities to get outside and enjoy fall on the beautiful Maine coast.

Some rain is in the forecast for this week, and the last of this season's cruise ships will visit over the next couple of days - then things slow down dramatically until next spring!



Thursday, October 19, 2017

The weather continues to be pleasant - cool and sunny! But after October 15, activity in Bar Harbor - particularly on the water - begins to wind down noticeably. Some colorful leaves remain, however, so there is still time to get out and enjoy October in downeast Maine!



Monday, October 16, 2017

Off the Long Pond Fire Road a few days ago. The color has intensified since then and is quite brilliant in spots -
so get out and enjoy it before the leaves are all gone.



Friday, October 13, 2017

Hodgdon Pond on Wednesday morning.
Our fall foliage seems a bit muted this year,
but at least the weather here has been lovely with no hurricanes or wildfires.



Monday, October 9, 2017

No, we haven't gone away or neglected or duties over the past week! We just felt that the post from last Monday was important enough and timely enough to warrant a full week on top of our website. If you saw it, we hope that you take it to heart - and if you did not see it, you still can by simply scrolling down on this page.

Our cruise ship season is continuing in full swing. The photo above is the very large "Regal Princess" at anchor in Bar Harbor last week. We will have two or three ships of this size in port every day until November 1 when the season will end until next April or early May!



Monday, October 2, 2017

The mother of all selfies...
this is a photo of us and our home from the NASA spacecraft DISCOVR in July two years ago. The distance was about one million miles - very close, considering the relative distances in our solar system and in space generally!

Does it make you think about anything? Well, it should, because we and our home are under serious threat right now from many directions - most notably the threat of nuclear war and the threat posed by rapid global warming. We fight with and take advantage of our fellow inhabitants. We think short term and claim to look out for ourselves.

So - if our home becomes uninhabitable for any reason, where are we going to go? Are you really ready for this grand experiment with human habitation on an isolated rock hurtling through the void to be over?
What are YOU going to do about it?
Hum-m-m.




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