We left Wells, Maine to drive # a along the seashore as far north as Portland, Maine. Trees were all shades of red, yellows and green. They had not lost their leaves. In many places houses lined the shore. A pparently Canadians make this area their summer home particularly those from Quebec.
We had awakened to cloud that soon lifted. The majority of the day was spent in sunshine. Today we both drove. I had not driven since Nashville.
At Portland we turned inland to drive through the Appalachians. They are not as high as the Rockies. Still there was much beautiful scenery. We drove by Mount Washington, a popular skihill and smiled. At home we live 2 hours from Mount Washington, a skihill. And we will ski when we get home.
We continued through small towns and villages, the White Mountain Forest on # 302 to Littleton, New Hampshire, where we turned south to Wells River, New Hampshire. We spent the night here.
Rain was pouring cats and dogs when we awakened but by the time we had breakfast it had lessened. We hurried our backpacks into the car and left to drive to Barre, Vermont. Here we took I 89. Rain had increased again. It was foggy with valleys obscured along with the tops of mountains. The sky was grey. Only north of Burlington, Vermont, did the clouds lift and the scenery improve.
We went off the interstate and took #2 up along the islands centered in Lake Champlain. We saw lots of shoreline, fields of spent corn, vegetables and fields harvested already.
We crossed the border to Canada and headed to the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. At Napierville we had lunch. We crossed 2 canals, the Beauharnois and another the Lachine?? and took Rte 20 to Rte 401.
First it sprinkled then it poured....so hard visibility was challenged. We seemed to be sharing the road with semis travelling fast. At Cornwall we gave up. It was 2.30p. We found a motel and registered. We hope the weather improves overnight.
We have contacted my sisters. We will remain in the Peterborough area for 3-4 weeks. During that time I will not write. Going home will be fast and furious. Tiring too. See you on our next trip.