Hooray! We made it to our final destination on the bike trip!
We started the day quite early, as we wanted to be sure to get into Bar Harbor in time to meet family that traveled up to meet us here. We had yet another day of perfect weather, so we were in good spirits as we left the campground. We went though multiple coastal towns, all with the buzz of tourist season. one of them had a great little farmers’ market where we purchased some of the best wild blueberries yet! The hills weren’t very steep, though they were consistent throughout the ride.
We especially enjoyed the descent into Mount Desert Island, where Bar Harbor is located. We had a few climbs within the island, and eventually we were riding down the final road to the pier. There’s a boat launch area where it’s easy to bring the bikes down for the ceremonial wheel dip in the Atlantic, so we headed straight there and celebrated our finish.
This trip hasn’t always been easy. Many days it felt more like a job than a vacation. However, we’re thrilled to have completed it, and more of our memories from the trip are of the fun times than the hard parts. Many of the hard parts are easy to laugh at now in hind sight, too. Most importantly, it’s done!
Today’s ride: 45 miles
Total distance: 4,206 miles