When we arrived at the "Point" early this morning the Holland America Veendam cruise ship was coming in.
It passed by, ....
heading into Bar Harbor for the day.
It was yet another gorgeous morning, and the sun was shining brightly. The Harbor Porpoises were glistening.
There was again no wind, the sea was calm, and the migrating birds were few. Certainly, the hours go faster when we have birds to count, but just being out there is fantastic.
On these calm days, we get to know what kind of music the lobstermen like. The radios are blaring as they go from buoy to buoy checking their traps.
After our session ended at 9:30, once again it was just too pretty to go home. Sorry .... more pics from the "Point".
Not exactly sure what this gull was doing.
Clear water and colorful rocks.
Eventually, we went back to the rig and continued our middle of the day routine.
The afternoon counting session was once again a little slow. Even the Harbor Porpoises only made a late, very brief appearance.
Near the end of our time, Chris & Cherie (Technomadia & RV Mobile Internet Resource Center) arrived at the "Point" on their bikes. We had been emailing the last few days, and they arrived at Schoodic Woods Campground yesterday. Most of you know I defer to them on the topic of "internet on the road". They have the backgrounds, test all the new equipment, and keep up on the ever-changing technology - it's a LOT of work.
After we packed up for the day, I took this photo of them on the rocks looking out at the departing cruise ship.
Coincidentally, Chris & Cherie were on that very ship earlier this year when it stopped in Bar Harbor.
Here they are with Linda on the rocks with the sun behind us.
I took this shot to show the volume of buoys/lobster traps (aka "pots").
Eventually, we decided to head to our rigs and then meet for dinner.
Since we had only been to the Pickled Wrinkle, we suggested it to be "safe". Unfortunately, it was packed and extremely loud inside. So, we went with Plan B and went to Chase's in Winter Harbor. It's certainly not a fancy place. It's a no-frills restaurant that serves local seafood. Three of us went with haddock and I heard no complaints. My fish was good and so was my brownie pudding ala mode dessert. Linda got one of their house-made cinnamon rolls for dessert and took half of it home for tomorrow's breakfast.
The four of us chatted about RVing and our status as full-time RVers doing what we love and having created businesses out of that love. We spend a lot of time "working" on our primary income sources and blogging about our daily lives as RVers while at the same time having fun traveling and exploring. It's quite the balancing act that is part of this circus we call the full-time RVing lifestyle. :)
No restaurants around here stay open very late, so they were cleaning up around us at 8:30. No worries, we needed to get on home and get to bed.
We departed with hugs and called it a night. We may get together again before they leave on Tuesday.
So that's another wonderful day here on the Schoodic Peninsula in the books. :)