Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday May 20

Started the day by visiting the Lilac Lily (fantastic yarn and stitching shop in SW Harbor) where I bought a couple of Acadian cross stitches and something for Annie's extremely belated BD.  Then off to Jordan Pond and South Bubble Trail 4 miles about 3 hours.  It was a very cool day and overcast to start but the path around Jordan Pond was easy.....UNTIL we got to the South Bubble Trail and decided to go up and have a look. I'll post the video as soon as I get home - first time I was scared but got over it. M is an excellent person to have with you on these hikes - really knows his stuff and has complete confidence from years of experience - not to mention the balance and agility of a mountain goat. 

It was a steep ascent over boulders and large rocks, once again, a so-called moderate climb. Maniek hoisted the Scotties over the really steep parts, we climbed (only one grip in one rock) and up we went. And once again, well worth the climb for the unreal views. Fortunately we came back down the other side much more easily and back onto Jordan Pond Trail and out. Sun came out and it got warmer; first night we didn’t build a fire at the cabin.  Ate our second round of lobsters and corn from Down East (1.5 for me, 2 and 1.5 for M).  M watched the Wrestler - said it was sad. Slept like babies.

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