Cycling Date: Monday 13-October-14
Mileage: 56 miles
Weather: Cold and clear to start. Upper 30s. Became cloudy and eventually warmed up to the low 60s. Winds out of the SSW.
Highlights of the day:
Our day started with the sun coming up over the Atlantic, right in the backyard of our hotel. We headed south towards New Hampshire and hugged the Maine coast as much as the roads allowed. Porpoise Cove. Kennebunkport. York Beach. All slightly different and all just beautiful. Porpoise Cove is all about lobster and small New England houses. Kennebunkport is all about the mansions and the Bush Family Compound. York Beach has lots of tourist shops, arcades on one side with a long sandy beach on the other, and an optional detour to view the Nubble Lighthouse.
We crossed into New Hampshire over the Piscataqua River on the not quite brand new bridge that re-opened last year. It is still exciting to see that the old metal grate bridge over which cyclists had to walk has been replaced. Now we have a beautiful bridge with bike lanes in both directions. It’s lovely! We saw a few of the pumpkin headed scarecrows as we rode through downtown Portsmouth. I think we might have to go find some more once the sun goes down.