It is not just rocky, those rocks are super slippery and I almost slipped a few times, which would be very bad, crashing on those hard rocks. Every step had to be tested to ensure solid footing. Of course it was worth the effort, as the sunrise was very memorable.
Never know what waits you around the corner. In this case there are no surprises, it continues with one beautiful view after another. Acadia National Park is a treasure trove of great hikes and some breathtaking views. High cliffs that we see here are famous for sunrise photography. With right conditions, as sun comes up above the ocean, it hits those cliffs and colors them pink and red. If you go down to the beach, and look at it with big round boulders as your foreground, it is a sight to see.
Last weekend I went to visit my daughter in the Boston area and did some exploration of the surrounding area. In most places the colors are beautiful at the moment, especially closer to the ocean at lower elevations. At the same time in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont most of it was gone, just grey naked trees. I did take a few photos in Vermont which I’ll try to process in the near future (another new state under my belt) and share with you guys.
Today, I’m following with another photo taken with my little handy Lumia 1020 phone. I had to lay down on the ground to take this photo, otherwise I could not compose it well. Good thing the road is one-way only, with 25 m/h speed limit and I could see and hear them coming, so there were no risk to my life as I was taking it, laying in the middle of it.
This is taken at the Acadia National Park, on the Park Loop Road, a pretty drive where you can stop at a lot of places and explorer surrounding woods, enjoy a nice hike into the mountains or to the rocky cliffs over the ocean with some spectacular views. Photo of the Sand Beach that I shared yesterday was taken from the hike on the Great Head at Acadia National Park. It appeared to be a good time to visit this park, it is pretty much end of the season and summer crowds were gone, the Bar Harbor was fairly empty, parking in the park was plentiful and very few people on the trails. Very nice time to enjoy it all. Plus you see this is in full beautiful color. Can’t beat that.
No Ads for Now
As you might noticed, there are no more ads on my site. For the last two month I had them on to see what type of money it will bring. Even though I had no control over the type of ads, had no control over where they are shown, I just wanted to see if it will bring at least enough to cover the web hosting costs. Well, the results are in and I have to say that the earnings were pathetic, a few dollars every month. Almost embarrassing how little money their ads are paying. It seems like the site would need to have ten times more visitors to make measly 20-25 dollars per month, which would then cover all the different costs I have with running this blog.
So for now I turned it off. I feel like those ads were getting in the way on the blog for very little value. Ten or so bucks that it earned will have to seat and wait till they make this service a bit more flexible for me to control how to show those intrusive ads and till I have many more visitors. Not sure when that day will come.
The Most Beautiful Beach in the World?
We are back with Friday Mystery Photos, and today are traveling to this beautiful place. Doesn’t it look like the most beautiful sand beach in the world? It sure did when I hiked in that area and came to this view. I wonder if it is actually have some rating on the “most beautiful list”, can’t seem to find it. But of course you guys have to identify it first!
I took this photo with my Lumia 1020 phone. The high resolution image is nice 7712 pixels wide, pretty darn nice for big screen displays.
Saturday Update: A few folks suggested that it is in Maine and that it could be at Acadia National Park, but no one actually identified the beach by its name, which is Sand Beach! Till next Friday!