The socks are the third pair from last year's Trek-along, which I finally finished somewhere on the road. They also got to return to Acadia Mountain and pose hanging off the second summit. As hoped, they are excellent hiking socks and I'm as delighted with their performance as their appearance.
DH and I also rented bicycles and pedaled around on the all-weather carriage roads. Originally built for John D. Rockefeller, today they're a gift to cyclists and less-able or weary hikers, as well as continuing to serve their original purpose, only these days the carriages haul all kinds of tourists, not just millionaires. (I don't understand why one guy is staring at the pasture patties instead of the scenery.)
Last year, DH and I started climbing Day Mountain, but had to turn back before reaching the top because
Our motto was "Conquer Day Mountain!" Some lines from Excelsior by Maine author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow may have been declaimed too. But when we got to the summit, it turned out its height isn't all that impressive. Elevation 583 feet (180 m)? One sock length??? Now that's a bit embarrassing.
So we pedaled around a couple small lakes and up and down a nubble for good measure. While heading back to the rental place, we noticed that ducks really do line up.
I assume they're an aquatic paceline. Amazing.