Two friends went with me. We got there and got checked in early. Two of us were immediately off on our bikes. I do not exaggerate even a little when I say it was one of the best rides ever. I'm not sure why. The weather was marginal and it wasn't particularly warm.
But I was in Maine next to the ocean where I so much love to be. I said out loud more than once, "This ride is pure heaven." I sighed with happiness again and again.
I liked my vacation rides in Virginia but they weren't my usual away rides that I love so much.
We rode from York to Ogunquit where I went into a small grocery to buy something so I could get some plastic bags to protect my phone and camera from the rain. I haven't put that plastic bag into my bag yet in case. We stopped to take pictures whenever the mood struck. Maybe it would be more accurate to say I stopped to take pictures whenever the mood struck.
Of course the first stop was at Nubble Light.
The last time I was on this bridge I was running my own half.
At Ogunquit Beach
On the way back....this is Ogunquit Library. Isn't it awesome?
Back at Nubble Light where one of three weddings we rode by
Fooling around on Long Sands.
Then it was out for a lobster roll and clam chowder before getting ready for my half.
The biggest problem was I couldn't sleep. Too wired I guess. I ended up taking a walk on the beach after midnight. I could hear the ocean but not really see it! So time to get up came way too quickly.
Half marathon report coming!!!!