2013 May 29, Wednesday
The idea: ride from my home in eastern Maine to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to watch the sun go around instead of setting.
The trip almost ended on the first day.
But that what wasn't until late in the day. I'm an early riser and today was no exception -- up at 02:30 and gone at 03:15.
Light fog from home though Bucksport and on through the town of Swan Lake and out Maine Rt. 139. I can't tell you all the road numbers or names. There's a fairly pleasant string of tertiary roads going east and west through Maine. The fog lifted just before sunrise and the weather was dry for nearly an hour.
Then rain. I put the camera away so there aren't many pics today. I stopped for breakfast in Gorham, NH.
I rode on some entertaining mountain roads in VT then the northernmost roads in NY. And rain. At breakfast I had decided to cross into Ontario at Ogdensburg, NY, but at lunch I checked another map that showed no bridge there. I turned north at the next "customs" sign and crossed at a tiny customs station. The cute customs woman and I talked about motorcycles for over a half-hour while two cars passed, one going north and one going south.
By evening the weather had dried and I was riding southwest along the north shore of the St. Lawrence. When I stopped at a bank to exchange money, the bank was closed. Next bank too. Banks close at 4:00 in Ontario. I stopped at a couple of campgrounds that were also closed. What? The May Long Weekend was a few days ago and campgrounds are usually open. I stopped to pick up some groceries and found . . . no wallet . . .