Just to finish out Day 1, while riding into Vermont along the northern part of Lake Champlain with the winds gusting to 35 MPH, I passed a large farm field with about 75 bee hives laying in the field. There were fields on both side of the road and when I was just past the bee hive field I was bombarded by several swarms of bees trying to head back to the hives. I wear a modular so I buttoned up the helmet and they were bouncing off the windshield, helmet and my jacket. Since I've experienced the excitement of having a bee fly into my clothing I was expecting the worse. I went about 100 yards and it cleared up and I avoided taking on any unwanted riders. When I stopped there were bees stuck all over in the vents. I'm thinking the strong wind made them disoriented or something.
Day 2 was a much better day with the weather nice and no winds. I headed out of Vermont on some rural roads and then spend much of the day on Route 2. I saw a nice covered bridge and tried to get a picture with my bike inside the bridge. No luck, it was a covered bridge that appeared to be used by a farmer to get his tractor to a corn field on the other side. The trail was pretty muddy and the wing did some slip sliding going down the trail (insert CT comment from Chopin here). I decided against trying to get into the covered bridge. About 5 miles down the road there was another one with a nice wayside to get pictures. Saw several along the route.
When I started getting up in the mountains I had to stop to take a picture of some great advice "brake for moose". Lots of signs on the road but I never did get to see a moose.
One of the most beautiful parts of the Maine ride was going down the coast and checking out Kennebunkport. I will certainly be returning there with the wife (probably on 4 wheels). That is a beautiful little town. I wanted to spend the night in that area but unfortunately I had received a request to make sure I was home on Wednesday so I decided to press on towards home to save some riding on Wednesday. I ended up spending the night in Nashua, NH. BTW traffic going down Route 1 in Maine was awful with a traffic light every 100 yards. I decided to cut off there and hit some more rural areas.
Day 3 was a quick ride home. I would stop every hour or so and that really made a difference. The winds were gusting 35 MPH again when I hit NY so I had to drop my speed. Took a photo in the Green Mountains in Vermont. Beautiful day and beautiful view. Got a little warm in the afternoon with temperatures in the 80's.
Had to stop and take a photo in Lee's home town.
Knocked out my 4 states and had a nice 960 mile round trip. No life threatening events and got to see some beautiful country.
2015 Goldwing NAV/ABS
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