I do apologize for the incredibly corny post title. I hate coming up with names for posts so you get what you get.

The next morning we were off nice and early to get to the beach in Bar Harbor and get on our way. This is what it looked like when we started. Keep it in mind for later.

We went with a guide named Brescian (pronounced Breshen) who is the owner and only guide at Acadia Park Kayak Tours. If you are wanting some kayaking in the Bar Harbor area, I definitely recommend looking him up. He’s very nice and you can tell he knows what he’s doing and loves his job. He schedules groups to take out and also will give private guided trips which is what we wanted.

The scenery on the trip was beautiful and Brescian shared with us some facts and trivia along the way and answered all our questions.

We saw this cruise ship from a distance. Even from where we were you could see that it is massive.

About halfway through our trip we got out to where we could see out of the harbor into the open ocean. The swells got bigger and my stomach was not having a good time. We stopped on the rocky beach of an island and chatted for a while and took some pictures. Before shoving off again, Brescian hooked me up with some lavender oil and some bands to wear on my wrists to calm my stomach. I felt fine the rest of the way.

I was picking up little things while we were on the island that were interesting to me. I made a little collection where I was sitting of pieces of shells and rocks.

I found out later that Matt picked up the little things from my collection after I had walked away and put them in his pocket to save for me. Isn’t he sweet?

Now, remember the picture from when we left the beach? This is what it looked like when we got back.

During low tide you can actually drive your car out to the first island. There were tons of people out on the land bridge, a few flying kites. It seemed to be a great place for families to hang out.

2 thoughts on “Ocean Swells – Not so Swell”

  1. You were incredibly brave to kayak so close to the open ocean – it can get pretty wild out there! Was the water freezing?? I have so many memories of standing waist deep in the ocean, not being able to feel my legs and feet because they were so numb from the cold water!

    I love low tide – the whole landscape changes dramatically! Plus it's the best time to find sea glass 🙂

    Thanks for the pictures once again today – it's making me feel better about being homesick!

  2. Oh that's Bar Island across that sand bar that you can walk to at low tide. That is where Bar Harbor got it's name! That is a cool tip for settling your stomach with lavender oil, I'll have to remember that one. Yep, those swells can be a little brutal. ~Lili

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