Didn't enjoy Harvey so much!
Trip Start May 06, 2012
42Trip End Jun 26, 2012
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I could have checked into one of the 2 or 3 other motels on the Mlall site but took the wind and the lack of room at the inn to be signs that I should continue and Harvey and it was only 75m away. So I got up and jumped on my bike and pedalled to Harvey.
I had expected the road to be a little harder
The rolling hills appear only be to part of the environs of Minot (pronounced 'My Not' as I had discovered the day before). However, after about 20m the roads flattened out but instead of never ending plains I was surrounded by never ending plains which were dotted, well more than dotted, by small lakes and ponds and marshland. As you can see from a couple of the pictures below the openness hasn't changed but the type of land had. It made for a reasonable change and it also meant there were a lot of birds, which added a little song & wildlife to the journey, which has been so far lacking, bar the occasional & undesired dog chase.
Harvey was a quaint town but which didn't quite offer the same entertainment opportunities as the Mall in Minot, that I had departed that morning. It also didn't offer a wide or impressive range of accommodation options. I plumped for the American Motel seen below, which I can't say is on or even near the top of 'my must return to list'. I had a pizza and went to bed rather sad in the knowledge that I woulld probably have to have a rest day in Harvey because the forecast was for the wind to blow at 30mph in exactly the wrong direction. Though the prospect of staying nearly 2 days in Harvey was not enticing it was more so than trying to push into a gale.
As it would turn out I did nothing of the sort the next day and would be glad that I hadn't soldiered on another 50m to Carrington which I had considered doing when faced with the prospect of 24hrs in Harvey.