After Stuffing Ourselves Full of Fish in Bar Harbor we headed back into Acadia National Park to take on the Precipice trail. This trail is one of the most exposed trails, not only in Acadia, but in the national park system. The caution sign we encountered when we got to the trail concluded with by calling your attention to the fact that, “persons have received serious injuries and others have died on this mountain side!”
I saw a lot of beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean when I was at school at Point Loma, but I had never seen a sunrise to compare with this one.
After packing up camp it was time to leave the park and continue our journey. But we did not yet have to say goodbye to Maine. We had two more stops on the day’s agenda.
The first was in Brunswick where we paid a visit to the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain House. If you know me very well you likely know that I am a great admirer of Chamberlain. In fact, you will note in the pictures below that I am wearing a shirt which declares that “Joshua Chamberlain is my homeboy.” After portraying Chamberlain in several different programs when I worked on the National Mall and reading about him often, I was particularly excited about this stop.
Alison humored me and, despite the rain, which returned shortly before we arrived in Brunswick, we toured the house and stopped by the graveyard where Chamberlain rests. It was very special for me to get to see the place where one of my heroes lived for the better part of his life.
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