I seriously love, love, love it here! Gist and I go up to Bar Harbor every October and we both love it so much. It is just so beautiful on MDI. Usually we’re looking at the cruise ships pulling into the harbor but this year we got a different perspective.
That white building in the center is where we always stay.
When we got on the island, I was happy to just breathe in the lovely Maine air. It smells like no place else on earth – fresh, piney and salty all at the same time. We also took a quick trip to Jordan Pond and then ate our very favorite beet salad at Rupununi, and we also walked around downtown and along the lovely Shore Path. I also visited my second yarn store of the trip and didn’t buy anything – I deserve a special yarn diet medal!
We returned to the boat on one of the last tenders and sat on our balcony to say farewell to Bar Harbor until next year *sigh* Then we went to dinner at one of the ship’s speciality restaurants, Bamboo. We were on a “freestyle cruise” which means that we didn’t have assigned dining times or companions, instead of one big main dining room there were a lot of different restaurants to choose from, and there weren’t formal or other theme nights. Our ship had 11 different restaurants and a variety of lounges/bars. Many of the restaurants were included in your package but some of the specialty ones had a nominal fee. Bamboo had a $15 cover and it was well worth it – I think both Gist and I would say it was our favorite of all the restaurants. Gist especially loved the sushi and I really enjoyed my meal too!
The final days of our cruise were spent on the boat. My final installment will talk about what we did on the boat while we were in Provincetown and Newport and then back to NYC.