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The aim today was to drive to the Green Mountains in Vermont - the **** sat nav we've hired likes to take us on long routes so today's drive was 6 hours long! This included driving the length of Manhattan in rush hour in heavy rain and getting lost in a car park. Luckily ...
... we walked through the town, across the Green and through a covered bridge to start our hike. We followed the wide and easy carriage trails for a while then veered off onto the aptly named Precipice Walk. Well, there was a bit of a drop on one side, but hardly 'hold your breath' stuff. The final section did require some huffing and puffing and presented us with a splendid view of trees. A short descent to the southern mount, however, offered good views onto ...
... was like an artist's palette of red, russet, yellow and copper, punctuated by evergreens. We passed Tupper Lake, where the sun was trying to break through the clouds, and the colorful line of trees was reflected, doubling the WOW factor! Reaching higher elevations we saw quaking aspen in the their golden glory. What enchanting scenery!
We were impressed with signs ...
We were up early because there was still one thing we wanted to see before we moved on. They call it the "tidal bore" and it occurs during the incoming tide on the rivers flowing into the Bay of Fundy. As I mentioned earlier the Bay of Fundy rises about 1 foot every 10 minutes, during the incoming tide, so there is a tremendous amount of water flowing into the bay. The rivers are still flowing ...
... miles or so on to Rutland, a much bigger town hampered by major roadworks on Main Street. We reached our motel, the Highlander (the dearest and worst we've experienced so far). The family diner opposite did supply a splendid supper special of beef liver and bacon with mash n onions n gravy. Yummy, for me; less so for Steph, who went for a chicken stir-fry. Would have ordered grits, if we knew what they were!
A good day in pleasant sunshine. Probably freezing again ...