Bar Harbor Diaries 7/7

Just got up. I’m a little down. I’ve got a bit of the ‘I miss home’ blues. My inbox is empty, and I feel a bit isolated here without a vehicle of my own to get around in.

Although, I had my first hike and swim yesterday. We went to a place called Beech Mountain. It’s the first time that I’ve been hiking where my fellow hikers were in worse shape than I was. We got done, and I was ready for two more. The trail we took was barely over a mile with something like a 500′ gain. The view was spectacular of the ocean, the island, and surrounding areas, but it’s a little pale comparatively.

We were at a public beach for the swim. So that was filled with screaming and fighting kids. That’s the part that is a bit annoying is the tourist end of things. It’s amazing how people tend to leave their manners and their humanity behind when they go on vacation. Everyone has this insular sense of entitlement that seems to help them justify poor treatment of others. I just love humanity sometimes.

I finally felt like I’ve got my improv legs under me here, and that’s nice. Jen said to me “that’s the guy we saw in the video” last night. That made me feel like coming here was the right thing to do. I just have to remember that I can’t spend money like I’m on vacation, which is tricky when you’re surrounded by people on vacation wherever you goe.

Published by bradfortier

Educator, Anthropologist, Entertainer who lives in Portland Oregon.

3 thoughts on “Bar Harbor Diaries 7/7

  1. Thanks for keeping us updated on your adventures! Good news- I’m moving into your neighborhood! I’m on 25th and Tibbetts. So, i’ll see more of you, when you get back to P-town!


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