Day 8! Concord, MA to Bar Harbour, Maine

Today was a driving day as we were moving from Concord in Massachusetts to Bar Harbour, Maine. It’s been a sunny, warm day and the drive took us about 4.5 hours.

There were a lot of places along the way that were familiar to us, namely:

Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Andover, Haverhill, Portsmouth, Middleton!, Bradford, Salisbury, Amesbury, Kingston, Durham, Dover, Scarborough, Portland, Falmouth, Bath, Plymouth and Newport to name but a few! It made us feel as though we were back in the U.K.

My brother, Tony, will be interested to see a photo of Portland as he’s due to dock there on his forthcoming cruise to the U.S. and Canada. Bro, We didn’t see a lot of Portland but what we did see looks lovely.

Portland

Portland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roundabouts are not a common site in the U.S., but where they do have them, they are mostly called ‘circles’ but this was a new one, ‘rotary’.

Rotary or Roundabout

Rotary or Roundabout

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were warned to keep a look out for Moose in the road but sadly we didn’t see any.

Beware the Moose

Beware the Moose

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have to say that the historic B&B we are staying at is a gem, it’s right in the middle of Bar Harbour and is true to its name, the Stone Throw Cottage B&B. It literally is a stones throw from everything!  It was built in the 1860s and while the exterior is original the interior has been beautifully restored. Our room is the right hand corner one.

Stone Throw Cottage

Stone Throw Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

Our bedroom

Our bedroom

 

 

Our bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower

Our bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower

 

 

 

 

We ate at McKays tonight, it was recommended by Jerry, the owner of Stone Throw Cottage and the meal was fantastic. For all of you who take an interest in what we consume on our holidays, and I know some of you do, Si had the grill which consisted of ribs, pork belly, sausage and something akin to corn bread! I had the Bistro Steak (no fillet tonight) with mash and beans. We had an interesting desert of whisky ice cream with candied bacon!! The candied bacon is not recommended but the ice cream was delicious!!

Si at McKays

Si at McKays

Sand at McKays

Sand at McKays

Sand's Steak at McKays

Sand’s Steak at McKays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we ate we were entertained by a local guy called Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman

who played lovely tunes on his electric guitar. All in all a very lovely evening!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow we explore Acadia National Park!

2 thoughts on “Day 8! Concord, MA to Bar Harbour, Maine

  1. No chips! Now that’s self control of the highest order! Looking good. I should think a Moose strolling out in front of you might have been an OMG sort of moment! Mind you, you have had previous experience with ‘Bears’!

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