Geoff's Tour
A Journal of My Bicycle Touring

Journey Notes

Another tough day. Today it was the first 45 km in rain. It started as just the lightest rain just as I was leaving. It gained in intensity and then lightning started. Luckily this time, I was in a relatively populated area so I ducked into a gas station to wait out the worst of the storm. I am amazed at how heavy the rain is here. Unlike Vancouver, the rain that I had today was quite warm so I put on a light rain jacket and shoe covers but left my legs bare. It wasn't all that uncomfortable in the rain although it is slower going due to higher road resistance and the effects of be battered by rain drops.

When we stopped for lunch, the rain had stopped so I changed into dry socks and shoes (my rain covers for my shoes were not match for this rain!) After another great lunch with Rochelle, I headed out to finish the last 75 km for the day. I shortly crossed into Maine. It wasn't long before I started seeing signs for Lobster Rolls. Some good seafood meals are ahead!

I saw a small snake today on the side of the road. I saw a similar one yesterday. They were both about a foot long and fairly bright green.

As I got closer to Standish (on Lake Sebago) I think that I was gaining in elevation but even more importantly there seemed to be a never ending series of long hills to climb.

When I arrived at the Family N Friends Campground, I was really beat. After a short break we enjoyed some time in the pool and hot tub, I had a little more energy. It's nice to have a hot tub at the end of a hard ride!

Tomorrow we should get to somewhere around Augusta, ME. I think that I will make this a bit shorter day. It would be nice to not be completely exhausted at the end of it.

There are no pictures today. I didn't take any and even if I had, neither the campground WiFi nor the Verizon MiFi are giving me much connectivity today.