Hoping everyone on the east coast stays safe from Hurricane Irene. This was taken on a better day watching the 12 metre boats -- an awe inspiring sight. Amazed that I took this with my iPhone - better quality than I expected. Of course, what kind of photographer leaves her camera in the hotel room when wandering around the waterfront in Newport, RI? 2nd boat over, the Columbia, won the America's Cup in 1958.
David drags me across the yard after dinner to see this "spider" that he found. A black and yellow garden spider, female, considered harmless, despite their large size and ominous appearance. They have a peculiar habit ... they can oscillate the web wherever they are with large gyrations ... we thought the wind was blowing her until I read that as a defense mechanism, they swing the web back and forth several inches when disturbed. Apparently taking her photo disturbed her ... so sorry! I HATE spiders! What was David THINKING???
Luckily today we had planned on exploring the Schoodic Peninsula, a part of Acadia National Park seldom visited on the mainland. The views across at Mt Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain were spectacular. Unfortunately it's another one of those instances when the photo doesn't do it justice - it's a constantly moving, constantly changing view! One minute you can't see a thing, the next minute the sun is shining brightly! The fog horns sounding and the bell buoys ringing rounded out the symphony! Oh speaking of symphony, there was some guy sitting on a boulder playing his french horn at full blast -- all alone in the middle of nowhere. Different!