We were pretty fortunate with the weather in Maine…until Wednesday. Rain was predicted but as the day grew closer, the forecast called for heavy rains and windy conditions, so we decided to use that as a travel day rather than sit in the cottage watching TV and reading. We had a few nervous moments hydroplaning and being temporarily blinded by the heavy rain. On one occasion we had a windshield splashout, unable to see anything for a few moments, which is pretty scary at 65 mph. But we can’t complain. Portland, Belfast and other Maine towns got flooded out and we did well choosing I-95 rather than US Route 1 which was one of the washed out roads.Route 1 in Belfast…Photo by Jeremy J. Richards by way of the Bangor Daily News on Facebook
This weekend promises added rain as there is great potential for Hurricane Joaquin to rake the U.S. east coast or even come inland and cause more trouble.
So anyway…the title of this post was not about the flooding. My first morning in Bar Harbor (9/26) had me visiting Schooner Head in Acadia N.P. for sunrise. The sky to the east was rather flat and uninteresting with little but open sea and the threat of an interloping cruise ship approaching, but angling southward provided a better dawn image. It was breezy and the water choppy, but a 30 second exposure helped give things a more pleasing look (for my taste) and the trees maintain a fair amount of form.