Wonder Land Trail as tide recedes...Then Flying Mountain.
Flying Mountain in Acadia National Park was named by the Wabanaki Indians, since the mountain appeared to have flown off nearby Acadia Mountain. A trail across its summit takes you through a cedar and hemlock forest ascending and descending via log and granite steps. Exposed ledges overlook Somes Sound to the east and the ocean offshore islands to the south. On this day, the forests seems to ring with the song of red-eyed vireos. My favorite part of the journey descends to Valley Cove, with its lovely granite boulders and seaweed-strewn beach where long ago British warships used to dock for shelter. The seaweed in the foreground, I later learn, is Acrosiphonia arcta.