|Zoom In On the Head!|
Next up was a hike through the mountains to a cliff overlooking the bay. The trail lead through dense pine forest. At the trail head was a sign about the hunting regulations in effect….moose and bear, no squirrel, were listed. Damn, why did we leave the bear bells in the car?
A little after the Fairy Houses we finally reached our objective…the cliffs over the bay. We took a few minutes to enjoy the view, find a cache, and then started back. By this time it was raining pretty good, but luckily the dense forest kept us fairly dry.
We returned to the Inn to change into dry clothes and to visit the lobster dock to talk to Albert again. He reminded us of another trail that led to The Giant’s Stairs so off we went. The trail to The Giant’s Stairs was much easier, but it was along the coast with no protection from the rain that was pelting down. We made it to the steps and then headed back to the car and back to the Inn for more dry clothes.
We visited with Ann, the innkeeper, for a while and worked on a puzzle with her. It might sound boring, but actually it was so pleasant….sharing stories, watching the rain come down on the bay…and just being warm and comfortable. It was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon in Maine.
|At The Giant’s Stairs|
|View From the Cliff Trail|