Misty Start to our Vacation in Maine

Our family reunion / vacation in Maine's Mount Desert Island started out wet and misty. The mist and fog rolled in an out as it pleased, and the sun might be shining on one side of the island, but completely enveloped in fog on the other side.

We rented a large "compound" on the West side of the island - about a 30 minute drive from the touristy Bar Harbor. As we drove down the dirt road that would lead us to the house and cabins for the first time, our daughter made the statement "This is the beginning scene of a horror movie! We're heading into a dense forest in the mist and fog!" At one point, the road was flanked by water on both sides - this small land bridge became known as the "Woman in Black" bridge.

Case in point - at times we couldn't make out the trees along the shoreline at the house because it was so foggy:
Misty Morning at Camp

Looking down the dock. When it's clear, you can see several islands out in the water. No so when we arrived.
Into the Abyss #maine #water

On Sunday morning, the mist created an ethereal atmosphere on the dock, looking back at one of the property's cabins.
Misty Morning at Camp
This is the cabin Scott and I stayed in - called "Mum's Cabin"

Wildflower Meadow
Wildflowers beneath the pines.

The compound boasts a large Main House that sleeps up to 6 people and four cabins that accommodate 10 more people. One of the cabins was called the Bunk House - with a set of bunk beds and two twins - that's where the older boys slept. My sister from the UK, her husband and their young children stayed in another close cabin to the main house. The final cabin, dubbed the Work Cabin, was situated the furthest from the Main House, almost to the end of the islet.

Inside the house, plentiful memorabilia from the owners served as puzzle pieces and small peeks into their lives. You couldn't help but wonder - who are these people? What is their story?
History in the Cabin

History in the Cabin

We soon learned the compound's owner had been a foreign correspondent for the NY Times dating back to the 1930's and his father served as a foreign policy adviser to FDR.
History in the Cabin

Just fascinating stuff to take in as we hoped for the fog and mist to rise.
Misty Morning at Camp

Diane Cayton-Hakey  – (July 11, 2013 at 4:31 PM)  

Nice shots! Hope the fog lifted and the sun showed up for you. :) Sounds like a unique place to stay. :)

Catherine  – (July 12, 2013 at 8:53 AM)  

I love the mood in the fog shots Shirley, the surroundings and landscape look like a photographer's paradise! Must have been wonderful looking through all the history of the past owners too... not too spooky?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm  – (July 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM)  

That sounds fun - even with the fog and mist! Beautiful shots.

Nicki  – (July 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM)  

What a glorious place to gather and vacation. I love the fog and suspense it gives to its surrounds and daughter's description. Beautiful photos.

Puna  – (July 18, 2013 at 5:58 PM)  

What a wonderful place to stay! Oh my goodness I wish we had a vacation like this!

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