Thursday, June 11, 2015
A perfect day to end this party! A forecast of rain but it never appeared - cool ,sunny and breezy and we scooted along smartly to make it to Bar Harbor by the group picture time of 1:00. Everyone made it safe and sound and we celebrated tonight with a tasty dinner at a local restaurant. A few songs, speeches, hoots and hollers and great merriment all around.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Another " rolling rest day". Followed Penobscot Bay and River today. Great weather, sun and Katie , Kathy Q and I broke our record for the most stops to eat and sightsee. First stop an organic farm to table lunch in Belfast , then a stop 5 miles down the road in Searsport for a bakery dessert, then surprise.....5 miles later an ice cream stop--our unlimited eating of anything and everything will be ending tomorrow sadly!
Guide Michelle changing a tire while carrying
on a conversation- impressive!
Belted Galloway cows in Camden
Beautiful riding today
Planters in Belfast
Penobscot River near Bucksport
Bridge over the Penobscot River
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Wet dreary, foggy day with rain the last 25 miles, oh yes and 4500 feet of climbing- another challenging day. I think I'm ready for this party to end .. And it will soon!
A lively sag stop in Bath, Maine
Monday, June 8, 2015
Pets I've met along our route...
Ghishi with a gas station cat
Sadie visiting her mom, Barbara
Happy old dog
Clarence the plotthound, bred in Germany to tree bears
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Well, today was a "reach down deep" day. For the first 20 miles I kept checking my tires for a flat and the break pads for possible rubbing but finally decided it was not the bike , it was me. Had no energy today. We left the coast and went inland to skirt urban Portland. Beautiful cool, sunny weather but hills, no shoulders, Sunday traffic and rough roads - it was a long day. However the day was redeemed with a lobster roll in Freeport ( Maine Diner lobster roll still rules) and a rest day tomorrow ( our last) at the beautiful Harraseeket Inn in downtown Freeport. Perhaps some L.L. bean shopping tomorrow?
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Final border crossing today into Maine. After a coffee stop in Portsmouth, NH on this "rolling rest day" as guide Michelle called it, we crossed the Piscataguah River into Maine. Beautiful sights everywhere; salt marshes, coves, bridges, boats, quaint towns, rocky coast and ocean vistas and Saturday tourist and bike traffic. Haven't found Cabot Cove yet- Angela Lansberry where are you? My goal is a lobster roll everyday until the tour ends- I made it work today!
Over the bridge to Maine
Hardy souls on the beach