Sunday, June 2
Topsham, Maine to Woodstock, New Brunswick
294 miles; sunny; mid-80’s; humid
We got on the road soon after 7 am this morning to avoid as much of the heat and humidity as we could. The riding was pleasant for the first hour or two and then it got into the mid-80s with high humidity. A little of that kind of riding goes a long way.
We rode Route 9, the Airline, from Bangor east to the Canadian border and we stopped here for a rest along the way. Then we headed north on U.S. 1 to Houghton.
I asked Paul what Acadia referred to and he gave an informative mini-lecture on the French settlers who had lived in this area.
This section of U.S. 1 just south of Houlton has been designated an National Scenic Byway.
We passed through Canadian customs east of Houlton without incident. The wait was about a half hour – not terrible. Woodstock, our stop for the night, was just seven miles beyond the port of entry. Our decision to get an early start served us well it turns out – just as we arrived in Woodstock and checked in to our motel a torrential downpour came barreling through. Tomorrow it is on to Matane where we will take the ferry on Tuesday to begin our way up the Trans-Labrador Highway.