Here, we’re looking at Cadillac Mountain and the rest of Acadia National Park from Brooklin across Blue Hill Bay. It's July 1 and a typical Down East summer day, unlike most of the days in June’s dismal rain-o-rama. (Weather records show that our precipitation this June was over three times the average.)


Yesterday was sunny, except for a wind and rain tantrum in the afternoon that came and went in 15 minutes. This morning dawned sunny and clear, with delicious fresh breezes wafting up from the sea. Tomorrow, Independence Day, is supposed to be sunny, but unusually hot. Oh well, that’s better than the gods raining on our July 4th parade. Let’s hope that a real Down East summer has come to stay.

(Brooklin, Maine)