Day 3 of our trip to Moncton also had a variety of adventures. It was raining as we left. Our route took us east on I-80 and north on I-81. As we climbed the road to Scranton we ran into cold fog as well as the heavy rain. The rain continued on I-84 to the New Jersey border. It was the most miserable couple of hours of riding we ever experienced. It took a lot of mental effort to keep moving ahead safely. Naturally it was too wet to take pictures.
Beth wanted to add Rhode Island to the list of states she’s ridden in (it’s also one I haven’t ridden in), so we left I-84 and headed east on a bunch of back roads. The ride through rural Connecticut was great. Connecticut is so up-scale, even in the back woods areas.
We found a Rhode Island welcome sign and took a couple of photos.
We finally got back on the interstates and made of bee line for Maine and our night’s lodging in Thorndike. It was getting late, so we got some take-out and made it to our destination before it got dark.
We stayed at Many Hands Farm. The owners live almost entirely off the grid. They grow lots of things and raise goats, chickens, geese, and a pig. They also have bunnies and other pets. We stayed in the cabin next to the red barn.
The cabin had one light, a composting toilet, and a wash basin. The communal shower was outside. (It did have hot water!) This was quite a back-to-nature experience for us.