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Selfies From The Tippy-Top Of ‘Acadia National Park’, I.E., Boulder On ‘Cadillac Mountain’ — July 15, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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That is US.

She insists that I clamor up.
BUT, she helps me & is awfully concerned that I don’t fall off. SMILE.

This is the Boulder BEFORE I clamored up.
She gets up there in a flash.


 


The view from the TOP.


Another of her FAVORITE spots in Acadia. She looks forward to climbing this. She gets out of the car & races for it. We have not seen others get up. It is not that hard. I can manage. I need BOTH hands. So she holds my camera while I get on (& off).

This was from our day trip on July 15, 2020.


From 5-years ago. She was 9.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 20, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 19, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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The Picture Of The Day (Panasonic ZS80) + 6 Also-Rans — July 15, 2020, ‘Acadia National Park’ (3rd Camera(!)).

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The Picture Of The Day (Panasonic ZS200) + 6 Also-Rans — July 15, 2020, ‘Acadia National Park’ (Different Camera).

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Look closely at #1. That is my 14-year old daughter who has been scrambling up these rocks, each year, for the last 7-years.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 18, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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What Am I Thinking: HOW & WHY Are We, The ‘Sapiens’, Standing Singularly Alone?

by Anura Guruge



I drove for 9.5 hours, to Acadia & back, Wednesday/Thursday of this week. That gave me a LOT of time to THINK. And this was one of the THINKS that popped into my stack & kept me THINKING.

Evolution, at least within our niche in the world (meaning the ‘Ape’ family (& i.e., Hominoidea)) seems to have STOPPED.

Chimps & gorillas don’t seem to be getting any smarter? Shouldn’t they. That is how we came to be us. We evolved. While I don’t expect chimps to be us, why haven’t they got CLOSER.

Also, within the ‘Homo Erectus‘ family. There were a LOT of splits & we & the Neanderthals lived side-by-side for quite a long time.

NO MORE. We are alone.

How come we haven’t seen a SPLIT?

Worth THINKING about. Well worth THINKING about.

I came home & serendipitously found this book. I have been listening to it, as an Amazon Audible (for FREE), yesterday & today — during my 100-minute walks.

Bingo. The book addresses my concern right up front.

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So, it would appear that this was a GOOD THINK.

I am not done yet. The book hasn’t answered all my questions. But, it has given me more to TH


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What Am I Thinking: How Come ‘See’ & ‘Sea’ Came To Be So Close?

by Anura Guruge



A LOT of ‘THINKS‘ (quite literally) come into my mind all the time. I THINK about them. I like to THINK. I spend a lot of time each day THINKING.

So, I was THINKING that I should share some of what I THINK about with YOU.

So, this was the other day, in Acadia, hiking. Yes, I was looking at the SEA. I could SEE the SEA.

Got me THINKING. ‘See’ & ‘Sea’. Very different entities. There shouldn’t be a commonality. So, how come we ended up with these two words that sound the same?

That is what I was thinking about.

Yes, I took a QUICK look at the entomologies when I got home. Didn’t see anything obvious. So, it is still on my stack of things to THINK.

Tell me what YOU THINK.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 17, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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‘Acadia National Park’ 2020 (COVID-19) Update — Mid-July.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE & read. This is BAD. BIGGEST IMPACT!


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The one road that is supposed to be CLOSED per the ‘National Park Service’. No big deal. Dirt road. I don’t think I have explored this road in YEARS. No loss.


Click image to access my post from YESTERDAY — with a LOT of pictures. SMILE.


Acadia National Park‘ is alive & well, as beautiful, enchanting & welcoming as ever.

It was CROWDED. Lots of folks. Look at the number of ‘dots’ on ‘Sand Beach‘.

There was also more car traffic than we were used to. Yes, it is true that we have never been in July. Our trips have been in: last week of June, first week in September & once in early March. And I know that July is said to be the busiest month. But, I worked out another reason for the increased traffic. NO BUSES. That is a shame. I noticed it within 20-minutes of driving the ‘Loop’. No buses. I can understand. I had not planned to use the buses — not on this quick trip. We do use them — it is what we do on rainy days. Take the 3(+)-hour return bus ride from Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor.

Did NOT notice that the campsites were closed. Not that I ever take much notice of campsites. We met a number of folks who said they had come in RVs. Never asked them where they parked.

Just drove through Bar Harbor, at 8:30pm at night, on the way home. Did not stop. Fair amount of folks. It was busy. Not sure about social distancing. Lot of people congregating on the pavement waiting to go into restaurants! Not good. The stores looked EMPTY. They can’t be happy.

A few restaurants closed. A few motels closed — some for sale.

Well, that is my update.

Glad we visited. The drive was worth it. Fantastic place.


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