I haven’t been down to Acadia for sunrise in a couple of weeks, so when a friend started talking over dinner about possibly making an early visit, I immediately jumped at the chance to return. He couldn’t recall ever having experienced this part of the world before dawn, so I figured what better way to introduce him to the splendor of an Acadian sunrise than by visiting one of my all-time favorite places… Monument Cove.
Cloudless skies offered a beautiful soft gradient on the far horizon, and the rising sun bathed the rugged granite wall of the cove in warm, glowing light. The orchestra of round rocks at the ocean’s edge did their familiar thing, knocking and rolling as the waves washed ashore, treating us to the musical sound of their rhythmic movements. We both agreed that the 3:30am start was worth it, and I think it is safe to say that my bud was impressed with the show and is excited to return for more. For me personally, it’s always good to return to a favorite place… especially one as beautiful as this.