|Two boats on The Hop|
2. If it's moderate water, it makes a wonderful paddle; if it's still water we'll explore the keyholes. (If it's big water, we'll paddle elsewhere.)
4. A wonderful bell buoy.
5. A quiet beach to explore. To the east side of Long Porcupine waves roll in from the south, to the west they are blocked and the water calm. As a result of the active water/quiet water dichotomy; the west sides of islands tend to have gentle slopes and beaches, the east side soaring cliffs and ragged edges. We usually aim for the Hop and its wonderful beach.
|Water patterns at the Hop|
7. Check on the color.
|Nowhere near peak color. In fact the day was mostly a palette of green and gray.|
Now that the season is winding down, I hope you're able to get out to some of your favorite paddling places!
Prior visits: Bar Harbor to the Hop
Porcupine Islands - Always Amazing
Porcupine Islands with Ironbound
Summary Information: Launch Bar at the end of Bridge Street in Bar Harbor. No parking at launch: parking is available on West Street and side streets. No facilities: the information booth on Thompson Island is open through October; public toilets are also available at the town dock, seasonally.
High 2:45PM Launch 10:30AM Finish 1:30PM.