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storm 13 °C

Glorious sunhine, record high temperatures, Brits getting sunburt ... at least that's what I hear its like in the UK right now.

As for Bar Harbor, Maine? Today it rained a lot and there was thunder and lightening. I had to give up the idea of going up to Acadia National Park today - risk of death whether by torrential water running off the mountains or being struck by lightening was too high - so I spent the day strolling around the harbour (note the correct spelling my American friends!), meeting America folk, saying "How ya' doin'," "I'm doin' good," "Well you're all set then, have a great day, it was just fantastic talkin' to ya'".

I can't fault the politeness and the courtesy of the people I've met so far, it's flatly quite embaressing because I'm pretty sure I'm not that "great/super/how wonderful" (insert appropriate superlative) to talk to, I just sound a little funny, but everyone really does seem happy to see you and they're all very welcoming.

I'm yet to meet many other travellers, which is a shame and I'm putting it down to where I'm staying. I couldn't get a night in the hostel for tonight so I'm in a moderately luxourious B&B (the Hearthside Inn) eating homemade cookies and sipping on homemade lemonade, but I'll be moving to the Bar Harbor Hostel tomorrow, which will be a welcome change. With the rain putting most things on hold I'm looking forward to getting to Boston and already booked my hostel for there as it seems to be getting very busy. If anyone knows what I'm like if I haven't found anywhere to stay for the night come 6pm, you'll know this is a good thing for everyone!

Well that's it for now. Heading downtown tonight to some bar for a few drinks and food then to a New York comedy show that's in town.

Brollies up!

M

Posted by MattOGrady 03:00 Archived in USA

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