After two nights in Camden, Tuesday was a travel day, and a recovery day for me after my big hike on Megunticook. I was glad that the ride wasn't as long this time as it was when we left home. we love to camp at Seawall when we're in Acadia, and I was glad we went there again! Daddy was shocked when he realized we hadn't been there in nine years! I hope we can go again before that much time passes again! What is nice about Seawall is that it is on the "Quiet Side" of the island. There are nice thick evergreen forests, lots of wildflowers for me to sniff, and there is a rocky coastline a very short walk away.
I love to camp, and mommy and daddy have it down pretty good. They work together to set up and break down the camp. They share the cooking chores, (but mommy does most of the cleaning). While all this is going on I find a shady spot and keep an eye out for chipmunks. This trip was particularly fun because we hadn't been camping in so long, just up to Sugarloaf in Twin, and I couldn't hike yet. This time I could hike again! Our first day at Seawall was travel/set up/take it easy day, so mostly we hiked around the campground. We walked out to the Seawall and saw the ocean, but it was very foggy, and we hiked around the different camping loops and to a place daddy said was called an "amphitheater" , but it just looked like a lot of benches and a stage to me.
A little ways down the road from our campsite is a place called Wonderland and it has some very nice easy trails along the edge of a nice little harbor. Daddy said that it was a nice surprise to find Labrador Tea at sea level, it showed how far north we were. He was also amazed to find Herb Robert growing on the rocky shoreline. The Blue Flag Iris was at its prime as well!
The next night after another day of hiking we went a little further down the road to a place called Ship Harbor. It was very similar to Wonderland, and has some nice walking trails along the shore, and then back through the woods. Even though I was very tired from a day of hiking on my new knee, I really liked going here. It was very nice just before sunset. Speaking of sunset, we had the first good one of our camping trip on this, the last night there! Daddy took us to Bass Harbor Light which is also only a short drive from the campsite. Daddy said he got a nice photograph of the sunset. A photograph is the thing he gets on that stupid black thing he's always shoving in my face. Somehow he gets it from that stupid black thing onto that stupid thing he sits in front of, and I guess people can see pictures of me. I don't care much for pictures, I like the real thing!