As Jeff and I often work weekends, we don’t get to jet-set as often as we would like. But we have had the past couple weekends to galavant around and enjoy the summer and all the adventure that it brings. Sunday night we got back from our weekend up in Maine!
We headed up to Maine Friday night to visit my Aunt and cousin a bit north of Portland. They greeted us with freshly picked mulberries from their mulberry tree, a delicious dinner, and a roaring campfire!
Saturday morning we got an early-enough start to our Saturday night digs at the Sagadahoc Bay Campground. The campground, located just south of Bath (on one of those cool Maine peninsulas) was rustic and woodsy and right on the Sagadahoc Bay. They have campsites that overlook the water, but as we made our reservation only a few days prior to arriving, we had a site in the woods. Sounds good to us! After pitching camp and putting up the tarp (to ensure that it did not rain) we hopped on our bikes to go for a leisurely ride along the coast to the beach.
Except that ride was anything but leisurely. Coastal Maine is not flat, guys. The ride from the campground to Reid State Park was 15 miles round trip (not a bad distance), up and down, up and down hilly hilly Rt 127. On a winding country road without a shoulder, we were very careful, and happy to have our helmets securely on our heads. But seriously, that bike ride wiped us out. I only had to walk up a couple mountain hills, and all in all it was a great ride, and a wake up call that just because I can run at a slow pace for 90 minutes doesn’t mean I am in good shape. Reality check, right there. With sweat dripping from my helmet to my chin, and grasping for air, I chugged water and told Jeff it’s time to start strength training. Oh my god.