|The temperature when we started this morning|
We awoke to a very cold day. The weather was very clear and sunny without a cloud in the sky but it was very windy, from the NE which was just the direction we were going in. Bliss.
We set off and it was not long before we started using our heated clothing for the first time. We spent about 5 hours on the bike today and the heated kit was a God send. I started to moan about having frozen fingers and Karen chipped in with: "Turn your heated grip on then". Doh ! You would think I would know better. The day the settled down to a high of 6 deg C.
Our route again avoided the interstate and we saw far more and that included some wild life.
|Wild Turkeys fattening up for Christmas|
|One of many lovely views from the journey, the rivers are very heavy with snow melt.|
We went in search of New England's covered bridges and found one at Tunbridge, This one was dated from 1879.
Prior to that I have started to master the art of taking pictures whilst we are traveling along. A lot have been rubbish, and I am becoming an expert on capturing trees in front of the views I am trying to get, but it is still the first week.
|Covered bridge from the side.|
|Covered bridge from 1879 complete with Wallace and Ray.|
|One of the many sweeping bends from a back seat point of view. The roads were a bikers dream. I could feel Ray really enjoying them, much better than the interstate.|
|The landscape was very varied and it still looks like winter.|
|Montpelier, the capital of Vermont|
|Do they know something we don't ?|
|There is still snow about.|
|Nesting Ospreys, we could hardly believe it.|
|All aboard the ferry to Plattsburgh over lake Champlain. The Northern end of the lake is in Canada.|
|Motel Rip Van Winkle in Plattsburgh, a quarter of the price of a place in New York, and adequate.|
|Warming the old bones at 8 Ball Billiards Cafe.|