The Natural Environment

The first part of our trip was spent in large cities and consequently the major feature was the built environment.

We are now in areas where the focus has definitely been on the natural environment and the preservation of it.

We spent 2 nights in Bar Harbor and spent a full day exploring Acadia National Park.  First we went to Schoodic Point on the northern side of Frenchman’s Bay.

The view looking across part of the bay.

The view from Schoodic Point looking east.  Nova Scotia is beyond the horizon.  No you can’t see it, Owen!

We then drove around the Park Loop Road of the main section of the park on Mt Desert Island.Today we were in New Hampshire in the White Mountains.  We drove to the summit of Mt Washington in the White Mountain National Park.  It is an amazing road which is not for the faint-hearted.  The road was built in the 1850s which is a remarkable feat of engineering.  The scenery was spectacular and was well worth the 8 mile ascent.

This was the view from one of the observation areas on the way up Mt Washington.

It was not that windy today – thank goodness!!

There are chains to stop the building blowing away.

And just to prove we really made it to the summit.

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4 thoughts on “The Natural Environment

  1. How lovely photos!

  2. I note the coats in the last photo. Was it cooler up there?

  3. Oh, and Owen was not the only one looking for Nova Scotia in that photo.

  4. Sounds good. We are currently freezing to death at Robe. It has been v ery cold and windy both here and at home. Next week looks like it could be better,

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