07-31-2011, 06:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Annapolis MD
Day 1 Bangor to St John
The first order of business was to find the Bangor Airport. Not really that hard to do as Bangor is not that big.
Bangor International Airport terminal
USAIR gets there on time.
(True Story!) Donna asking the security guy if he had seen someone on a red motorcycle in the area as I was standing there taking the picture.
We get on the road and head east on Rte 9. This is a good road for riding – some hills with passing lanes to get by the18 wheelers and RVs, some curves, and a decent road surface. Donna’s hello was prefaced by a demand for food so we stopped at this place about 30 miles down the road.
Very cozy and VERY friendly staff
The burgers are excellent – recommended
Then we were off to find Canada - that’s not hard either. Stay on 9 to Rte 1, then right to Calais (not the one in France) and then turn left at the sign to the International Bridge. The border crossing was so uneventful that I did not have time to get the camera out. I did stop right after the border to take this shot of a memorial that has grown to remember WWI, WWII, and Korea.
Then it was on to Canada 1 to Saint John. 1 is turning into a super slab when there is no construction in progress. The hard part is remembering that 110KPH is top speed.
I managed to lose the directions to the B&B where we had reservations so we wandered around Saint John till we found someone who knew where Douglas Street was. (don’t ask about GPS – all my Canada maps have disappeared and I didn’t check that before I left Maryland).
Where we are staying
Views like this earn points toward 4 week solo adventures.
Local story - at the restaurant a local comes in and the hostess asks if it has cooled off yet. He says no. And I am wearing long sleeves for the first time in months. It's all relative.
Tomorrow it’s the ferry to Nova Scotia and South to Yarmouth.