21.09.2013 - 21.09.2013 50 °F
Well, we got up at 5:55am and got everything ready. Went for the continental breakfast that I never knew existed, and then too off for the ferry. I had awakened at 4am to put onmy seasickness patch that Jess had sent to me--yeah Jess!
There were six cycles going on the ferry and we rode across a metal, wet loading platform, that felt a wee bit hairy, but did it. Tied up the cycles and then went upstairs where we watched a movie: "Gatsby." was okay. Arrived in St John at eleven, and actually got off quickly. Had to pull over on the highway to dress warmer and put on our gorgeous bright rain suits since the mist was so heavy it felt like rain. A Mountie (in a car, not on horseback) pulled up to make sure we were all right. Very nice of him. Made it to the border and then had to play stop and go until we finally reached the checkpoint. They were actually searching cars, but let us through very quickly. Took route 9 to Bangor, now back on eastern time, and had lunch. Met up with some Canadian cyclists headed the other way.
Made it to Augusta, Maine and pulled Tito a Hampton Inn. Ate at Roadhouse, and had two margaritas--lucky to make it back here walking. Linda and I were propping each other up! We are exhausted. Tomorrow's weather is calling for rain. So, we shall see how things go.