Sunday, October 21, 2007


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The foliage has been great this year!

70 degree weather on Oct 21 proved to be an great draw for the crowds that headed to Acadia National Park this weekend. The foliage was a show stopper!

Thunder Hole from above - Photo by Edward M. Fielding

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thunderhole, Acadia National Park During A Storm

Many of us have been to Thunderhole and have wondered what all the fuss is about. You have to be there during a storm!

"On Thursday October 12, 2006 with an offshore storm and a misty,foggy day, Thunderhole in Acadia National Park was putting on a show. In the summer this is generally a big letdown, but it lived up to its name today. Watch until the end for biggest waves that frightened us from our rocky perch."

Acadia! Our Trip to Maine

"Our trip to Acadia National Park, Maine - September, 2006" - A couples visit to MDI recorded on video.

Video from the MDI Marathon

Includes Martha Stewart segment on the MDI Marathon. Martha has a house in Seal Harbor.

6th Annual MDI Marathon

On Sunday Oct 14th more than 850 runners will test their metal against a grueling 26.2 mile route along what must be one of the most spectacular stretches of fall foliage, dramatic coastline and beautiful mountain scenery. The route takes the runners along mountain valleys, through the coast at Seal Harbor, along the shores of Northeast Harbor, along Sargeant Drive, Somes Sound, past Echo Lake and ends in Southwest Harbor. It runs in and out of Acadia National park and if the weather holds (it always seems to rain on the day of the marathon) the peaking foliage will be spectacular!

The race is sponsored nationally by Red Lobster although you don't see too much mention of the sponsor in the write ups about race. Locals aren't all that savvy when it comes to marketing and giving the sponsors value for their sponsorship dollar it would seems.

Red Lobster is an interesting sponsor since the local economy is so dependent on lobstering (and selling shore dinners) and there isn't any Red Lobster restaurants in Maine (who needs chain seafood when you can buy locally direct from the fisherman). For Red Lobster the fit is perfect. They can promote seafood as healthy and tie themselves in with the image of Maine and Maine Lobstering. After all they most certainly buy a lot of lobsters from Maine fishermen even if all that shrimp is frozen.