Saturday 17 August 2013
Almost 60° this morning as we pushed off just before eight o’clock. The forecast was for the NE winds to pick-up and switch to offer a little assistance for our ride, unfortunately an hour into our ride, it only picked up heading directly toward us, fortunately only 10 mph.The wind generators were a constant reminder of the wind direction. Though we rode parallel to the shores of Lake Erie, only once or twice could we see it in the distance. We saw more century old homes in between the barns on our very straight road. The manicured lawns were the perfect canvas for the long shadows cast by the morning sun.We were surprised to see these large grand homes in the middle of farm fieldsand understood when some had been abandoned.
The road was not as busy as yesterday; everyone was courteous,farmers working even on a Saturday.Our straight road threw in some rolling hills, just to keep the day interesting and challenging (not what we needed).
Late morning, we stopped in a little country gas station for water and they were just taking the fresh peach cream pie out of the oven…..But the best part of the stop was the hug I got from this little kitty.We continued our roll up and down, the wind still working on us, but not without pretty and interesting livestock to keep our attention. The earlier nondescript sky was beginning to paint beautiful pictures for us.Arrived at the edge of town by 12:30, but took us about an hour to pedal through town to the other edge where our hotel was. Not exactly the St. Thomas of the Caribbean, but we were happy to be here after 60 miles.