We started with a gourmet breakfast at the Jonah Place B&B in Sussex. Our hosts were Deborah & Phil Sellars. This was one of the most elegant B&B’s that we stayed at.
The weatherman was forecasting rain for the day on parts of the route. We started the morning with heavy overcast. As we mentioned before, this is not uncommon for these cities along the coast.
This was to be a “laundry day”, the last one. So we figured we would find something in Skowhegan at the end of the day.
Leaving the border, we headed on south west on Rt. 9, a lightly travel 2 lane highway thru the low hills of Maine with lots of sweepers (motorcycle speak for long sweeping turns). We quickly shed our rain gear shortly after crossing the border. A few hours later, in the early afternoon, we reached the outskirts of Bangor Maine. The sky was definitely getting dark and we could see rain up ahead. Back on went the rain gear. Sure enough, when we got to Bangor, it started to rain. We decided to see the town, and road to the city center. On the way thru we past a laundry place in a strip mall. What a great time to do laundry and get out of the rain.
After and hour and a half, we finished our laundry and the sun had just come out. We finished up the day in Skowhegan after a short ride from Bangor. Total miles for the day ended up at 284.