Acadia Coast

Acadia Coast-Thunder Hole

Our last morning in the park was spent in the Thunder Hole area for sunrise, this shot was taken up the coastline looking towards Newport Cove after the main sunrise was over but the nice golden light was still falling on the coastline quite nicely.

Thunder Hole is the place in Acadia National Park to experience the thunder of the sea against the rocky shores of Maine! On calm days you may wonder what the fuss is all about. But wait until the waves kick up a few notches. Thunder Hole is a small inlet, naturally carved out of the rocks, where the waves roll into. At the end of this inlet, down low, is a small cavern where, when the rush of the wave arrives, air and water is forced out like a clap of distant thunder. Water may spout as high as 40 feet with a thunderous roar! Hence the name. I also have read a couple of articles where people have actually been washed out to sea by the violent wave crashes at this location. There was no Thunder at all the morning we were climbing around, it was a very quiet morning.

Thanks for stopping!

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  1. Great shot, Mike! Awesome light and scenery.

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Acadia Coast-Thunder Hole