Ok, two years later and I never did finish writing this up! As Micha is due to arrive tomorrow morning for our 2018 trip (Edinburgh -> Colchester), I thought it might be a good idea to finally finish off this last chapter of the 2016 trip.
Friday 27th May
After climbing up a mountain on our “day off”, we took it a little easier today and made 56miles to Island Pond in Brighton, Essex (Vermont). American place names are amusing.
We were in the back half of the trip so as usual, I’m not bothering to stop and take as many photographs.
We spent quite a while following the route of the Conneticut River which was nice and relaxing. Today felt a lot flater than previous days, which I was very pleased about.
We set up camp later afternoon in a forest. This turned out to be a really bad move, as by sunset, the tent had really heated up It felt like being inside some sort of oven.
Once it got dark, we decided to set fire to some things. Sadly, no marshmallows. But still, it was fun!
After dark, a mousterous thunder storm broke out somewhere in the distance. It sounded close, but it stayed dry where we were. To add to the atmosphere, I was introduced to the nighttime call of the loon. Vry eerie.
Saturday 28th May
Our penultimate day, and our triumphate return to Canada!
Saturday 29th May
Our final 65 miles back to Montreal! I think I’m actually going to make it: clearly I am fitter than I give myself credit for.