Wednesday, October 01, 2014

October 1 Teaser

        OK, a couple of photos for our last day. I will add text and more photos within the next two days if all goes as planned.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 30 - To MA

        Just one photo from the 30th of September. There are more to come when time allows.

Monday, September 29, 2014

September 29 - Brattleboro and Onward

        On the way into Brattleboro

        It was almost all highway walking today except for going through Brattleboro. It was easier to drive but the city had its own problems. I stopped to check out the library hours and wi-fi possibilities and then tried to catch up with Fleur-Ange and Pauline.  I missed them and then did not know if they had passed the car or had stopped to shop. I decided to wait for 15 minutes before going on. I spotted them at 14 minutes and 30 seconds. They had stopped to window shop and been watching for me but did not see me pass by. 

Results of window shopping were a new weather vane for Dean and Fleur-Ange and x-mas gifts for grand children. Perhaps a few other things too? We stopped at an art store and saw some really interesting art works from local artists. Both two and three dimensional works were there. 

After the walk we stopped again at the Brattleboro Co-op. We had a late lunch and picked up a few groceries. It is a truly amazing store with lots of organic, local foods and a great deli too.

Back at Molly Stark State Park I have found a new electric outlet at a picnic shelter so I am charging iPhones and the iPad as I write. Time to stop now and get back to the fire.

Modern Camping

Sunday, September 28, 2014

September 28 - Frustrating Day

The day was not all bad. Look at what we were looking at!


       Today I did more driving than walking. There were 11 roads to walk on and I could not initially find the first turn. I saw what I thought was an entry to highway 91 but it turned out to be the road I was looking for but without a sign post. Since I made an error, I wanted to stop Fleur-Ange and Pauline from making the same error so I went back to tell them. They were nowhere to be found. I chose another road to see if they were there and again did not find them so I went all the way back to where I had dropped them off. Still no sign of them so I went the way we were all supposed to go;  still no sign of more time back toward the start point and I found them. They had stopped to shop. I got them on the right track and went ahead to the next stop. By the time I had packed and got all of my things (pack,  hat, camera) out they were already in sight. 

        I moved on to the next turn but could not find it. I did have cell coverage so checked Google maps and found that I was, in fact, right near the intersection. No signs. I walked back to meet Fleur-Ange and Pauline and then returned to the car. Just as we got there Fleur-Ange realized she had left her walking stick back where she had made a pit stop. We went back for it with the car. The unnamed street went through a new housing area then turned into a farm lane beside a barn. Who would know this was a public road? Well it turned out to not be a public road but a private school road but they allowed us to go through. 

        Having gone through the school and farm we turned onto another unsignposted dirt lane. Google said it was Piggery Road so on we went..again I drove ahead to find the next road using the odometer. The next road did have a sign but we could not tell by the sign which road it was referring to. Google said turn right so we did. All the roads were spectacular with fall tree colours but road signs continued to be missing. The next time I drove, looking for Turner Trail Road, surprise, I could not find it. I had stopped to consult Google Maps again when a passing car stopped and the driver told me where to find the road behind where I was.  I turned the car and went in search for the road again only to find the man sitting at the side of the road to make sure I found it; a huge thanks to the helpful stranger.  Next, however, the new road came to an end. Another helpful land owner told me that the road did not exist but there was a trail that could be walked and I could drive around other roads to find the end of the trail.  I let Fleur-Ange and Pauline know and did the long drive around to find the trail from the other side. Meanwhile, Fleur-Ange and Pauline had misunderstood and taken a wrong turn and had to do some backtracking.

         We did find each other again and then walked the last 2.5 miles to the end. Oops! 3.5 miles. Must have been too tired to read the map correctly.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 27 - Day 25 - New Hampshire & Vermont

        Here are a few random photos of the day. 

        We are at Molly Stark State Park for the next four nights. According to their information, there is no internet. I hope to have a bit of cell coverage but that too in not constant. So if there is little or no information for the next few days, now you know why. On the other hand, the last camp site that said no wi-fi did have it so . . . we are hoping.