The community of Bar Harbor (Pronounced Ba Haba to native Mainers.) is located on Mount Desert island. It is along the shoreline, and bay areas. During the 1880’s this area had become populated with wealthy, and powerful people. Today, the community gears towards the tourism industry. of course, lobster fishermen abound here, too. (Lobster is pronounced lobsta by the local folks.)
A great fire in 1947 destroyed much of the area. A large percentage of the community was lost due to this fire. Of course, Bar harbor has been rebuilt, and is thriving.
The lobster industry is visibly present everywhere. One will notice fishermen color-coded buoys scattered throughout the bay. The shorelines will show lobster traps here, and there. I actually ate my first lobster on this trip. I found the lobster good to the taste buds, but nothing that special over other kinds of seafood.
Laurie, and I, walked the “Shore Path” to observe the bay area. The actually path that is along the shoreline is about three-quarters of a mile long. Additional path goes back, and around, the community.
We could see the Porcupine Islands as we strolled. We saw many gulls about, as well as, five purplish-colored jellyfish. Later, we found one on the shore as the tide had become low exposing more shoreline.