Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day 2 - Belfast to Damariscotta, Maine

Mileage of the day: 54
Miles to date: 127
My host's, Donna, 90 year old mother (who lives next door) came over for a morning chat and coffee. I made a yummy breakfast with the eggs from her chicken coop out back. The two ladies sent me warm wishes as I rode into the cold sunny day towards my next town. The sun brought some happiness, but the wind tested my patience throughout the day. Although the day was supposed to be a short 46 mile day, I thought I would add on an additional 8 miles for fun due to lack of attention to the map. Lesson learned: when asking strangers about my whereabouts confirm findings with at least two strangers. I arrived at my hosts, Sue and David's around 4:00 and took a long warm bath to warm up my bones. I found David and Sue through the Rotary club and they are amazing people and I am so lucky be a guest in their beautiful and warm home. After great conversation and a yummy curry coconut veggie dish, I made my way into my very own bedroom where I hope to get some good rest for my epic bike day tomorrow!


  1. Keep up the great work, Brook! Glad to hear that things are going well. I can't wait til you hit that point where you just giggle yourself silly like you, Angie and I did on that one day! That's the best!

  2. Congradulations! I wonder: How does she find time to blog so much while peddling her way across the greater Continental United States? Just a thought. :)

    Happy peddling,


  3. It's so awesome that you're underway! I hope you stay warm, have great weather, and that your knee is strong and healthy.


  4. Good Luck Brook! There are a thousand jokes about getting directions in Maine, but the lesson learned is when in Maine, don't ask for directions.

    david f