In the Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park vicinity, there are 5 harbor villages within reasonable driving distance. They are–some more than others–a photographer’s dream. We visited Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Bernard, and Stonington. Our hands down favorites were Bernard and Stonington. These are true working lobstering villages, and give wonderful photographic backdrops for a vital, traditional Maine industry!
While photographing in Stonington, I struck up a conversation with Dave, a lifetime lobsterman. Dave tends over 800 lobster cages, handling upwards of 200 per day, spending his solitary days alone on the Atlantic in his lobster boat. We had a nice conversation in which I learned a fair amount about the industry.
Dave’s parting comment to me was “eat lobster.” Trust me. We did!
Thanks for your time Dave, and your friendly Northeast demeanor.
Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL | Tagged: Acadia National Park; Boats; Color; Fall Color; Lobster; Foliage; National Parks; |