This is the 1st post in a series of 3. Ben, Mary Kate, and I recently (July 14 - 18) spent 3 days kayaking in and around Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island (MDI) on the coast of Maine. Ben & Mary Kate will be guest-blogging for the 2nd and 3rd days!
After a fairly eventful journey to Mt. Desert Island which involved car camping (the type where you sleep in the car at a rest-stop), we (Ben & I) arrived early Thursday morning at Seawall Campground. After a 3 hour nap and a satisfying lunch, we set out to do an easy afternoon paddle on Long Pond, a large freshwater lake on the west side of Mt. Desert Island...
We headed back along the west shore, admiring the rolling mountains that surround the lake on all sides. All in all, a great first day exploring Mt. Desert Island! That day we were surprised to find out that President Obama was planning to vacation with his family on the island for the weekend. The entire island was covered in "Welcome Obama!" signs, and flags dotted many of the telephone poles.
Distance: 9.7 miles