The very first Coast Walk took place yesterday, on New Year’s Day – George Neptune of the Abbe Museum joined me walking from the Bar to the Town Beach in Bar Harbor, and talked about the Wabanaki encampments that were in that area, both pre-contact and during the Rusticator era. The conversation ranged from settlement patterns to the Passamaquoddy language to place names on MDI, so it will take me a few days to distill all that information and the stories that George shared, check the spelling of Passamaquoddy names, and edit all my photos, so this will be a short post with the promise of a longer one. Jane Disney of the MDI Bio Lab and Frenchman Bay Partners also joined us – Jane has been one of my most enthusiastic supporters in getting this project off the ground. Many thanks to George and Jane for a great start to the New Year!
A few shots of interesting things on the shore along the way: