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Bar Island Path
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Bar Island Path

Holiday to New England in Oct 2023: Day 4 – The Afternoon in Bar Harbor

By Nige on Sat 14 Oct 2023 at 20:41
Type: Post
Story: Holiday to New England in Oct 2023
Tags: Bar Harbor | Hertz | Hilton | Holidays | Maine | New England | USA

The afternoon offered another new experience for us: walking on water! More precisely, crossing the Bar Harbor Path, which connects the town of Bar Harbor and Bar Island.

Bar Harbor Path in Maine
Bar Harbor Path in Maine
Bar Harbor Path in Maine
Bar Harbor Path in Maine

Low tide was expected at around 5:30pm and that gave us 90 mins either side to get across and get back before the tide hides the gravel bar again.

When we arrived just before 4pm, there was a crowd of people waiting on the Bar Harbor side of the final section of the gravel bar waiting for the water to fully recede.

People stepping on pebbles to cross the final section
People stepping on pebbles to cross the final section
People stepping on pebbles to cross the final section
People stepping on pebbles to cross the final section

Some were trying to progress across the gap by stepping on pebbles to avoid getting their feet wet.

Eventually, a sufficiently dry path became available for the majority of us to proceed.

There was a trail around the island when you reach the other side, but we decided we wanted to head back and find somewhere to eat, having (again) decided to give lunch a miss.

Vick having successfully made it across the Bar Harbor Path
Vick having successfully made it across the Bar Harbor Path
Vick having successfully made it across the Bar Harbor Path
Vick having successfully made it across the Bar Harbor Path

It was a lot warmer in Bar Harbor compared to yesterday. The chilly breeze had disappeared, so after a fair bit of walking, we were both overheating wearing our puffer jackets.

It was time for an early dinner and we had picked out a Mexican inspired restaurant called Salva Verde. When we reached it we found it was closed. We even tried ringing the number advertised on their website and the number was unobtainable. Not a great customer experience!

Vick's tasty-looking salad
Vick’s tasty-looking salad
Vick's tasty-looking salad
Vick’s tasty-looking salad

We tried another place called Havana, which looked very attractive from the outside and they managed to find a high table in the window/bar for us.

The owner had previously welcomed President Obama and Michelle according to a framed photo on the wall next to our table.

So I think that means we sat next to the President for dinner!

Our meal started with some bread and dips.

My steak starter enjoyed at Havana in Bar Harbor
My steak starter enjoyed at Havana in Bar Harbor
My steak starter enjoyed at Havana in Bar Harbor
My steak starter enjoyed at Havana in Bar Harbor

For starter, Vick had a salad with blackberries, which was really good (and very healthy to pot).

I had a steak and patatas fritte dish which was cooked perfectly. I was attracted by the patatas and it reminded me of a meal we enjoyed in Seville with the Keevils.

Our Pollo main course with rice and mango
Our Pollo main course with rice and mango
Our Pollo main course with rice and mango
Our Pollo main course with rice and mango

For main, we both had a pollo dish which came with rice and mango. Really good.

Overall, an excellent meal at a very good restaurant. We were pleased that Salsa Verde was closed.

It was a good 20-30 min walk back to the hotel, and on the way, we may have stopped off at Walgreens for some Ben & Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake.


Follow the whole story here: Holiday to New England in Oct 2023


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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