Winter Storm in Acadia National Park

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Event, Places

This morning brought the first winter storm of the season to Mount Desert Island. Around noon we drove to the Seawall entrance of Acadia National Park (about 10 minutes by car from our house in Southwest Harbor). I wish we had gone out a few hours earlier when the tide was high to see the waves depositing rocks and a lobster trap up onto Route 102A. The temperature was just around freezing and the wind was blowing sideways from the north, blasting us with ice pellets. In the large photo below, Janice is walking straight into the wind, protecting her face with both hands. We then drove on to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse station and hiked down to the shore in deep snow to get a few shots there. On the way home I noticed the eerie appearance of Bass Harbor Marsh and pulled over to capture the scene to the north and to the south. On this outing I was shooting with the Canon 5D2 and 24-70mm zoom. The lens hood protected the glass pretty well, but the camera body got a coating of ice and water. Fortunately, this gear is pretty well sealed and doesn't seem to have suffered any from this wintery adventure.


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