Yes, that’s what we have been! What the locals call “Summer People.”
Bar Harbor has been just a beautiful place to spend several weeks in August. The weather has been delightful. Highs in the high 60’s and low 70’s. Beautiful scenery. Just gorgeous. The downtown is a bit touristy in a very small scale way, but you don’t have to walk far before a very local flavor takes hold.
It is an easy place to take on provisions. Although it is a serious working fishing port, all the boat repair and supply services are located in other towns nearby. There are moorings right off downtown that are reasonably priced ($35/day), and the harbor staff is eager to please and go out of their way to help.
When you are this far north flower gardens can be delightful EVERYTHING blooms at once because the season is so short. Hollyhocks, petunias, marigolds, dahlias… a good well planted garden is a riot of color in August.
And we continue to believe that Maine has a Boat Police Force whose only job is to keep ugly boats south of the state’s waters. It really seems every boat here is prettier than the last. That even goes for the motorboats. And to get me to admit that a motorboat is pretty is tough!