Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ride Across the USA: 8/18/10, Wed -- Waldoboro to Camden, ME -- 29 mi/ 3648 total

Welcome to the Atlantic!!

The water on the feet felt great!

High five for the adventure!

It was a happy feeling, indeed.

Enough energy left to hoist the bikes!

Decided to ride Hwy 1 all the way in and we had an absolutely terrible no-shoulder road for about 13-15 mi, but the rest of the time, great road. At Thomaston, we stopped at the Maine State Prison Showroom. What a vast array of wood items, all made by the prisoners, most of it very nice and lots of ships. Rode into Rockland and what a wave of different feelings when we could first see the Atlantic. We had to pull off as the emotions of the trip were too much for both of us. We rode on to Camden as we thought that would be a pretty setting for the tire dipping but couldn't find public access. We had called J and H to join us, so we ate lunch, loaded the bikes on the van and drove back to Rockland. Found just what we were looking for, did the picture thing, then met a MN couple who had just done a 200 mile ride. They were excited telling us about it. We sat on the bank and did our wine and cheese thing when we met Ann and Charlie from NH who moor their boat at Rockland. The lobster that had been dangling before us the entire ride was delicious!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you made it! what a great adventure! Hope Jerry and Hazel are doing well - sonja hofmeister