Today's drive down the coast of Maine and Massachusetts using Highway 1 wasn't quite as relaxing as yesterday
. Nor as quick. There was a lot more traffic as the areas were built up with lots of stores and towns. Then I couldn't avoid driving straight through Boston. It was lunch hour so traffic wasn't too bad. Still, pulling a trailer when everyone else is zooming by isn't fun. You're constantly on the lookout for someone being where there was an empty space a moment earlier.
It was another beautiful day. The sunset was stunning as you can all see by the pictures. I'm staying put till next week, so you'll get updates on my sightseeing on Martha's Vineyard and the whole of Cape Cod.
PS. I am just a stones throw away from the beach where Henry Beston built his cabin and, over a year wrote the Cape Cod literary classic "The Outermost House"
. Hopefully some of his talent for the magisterial phrase, the telling detail, and the vivid sensory impression will inspire me in the writing of my book. "Touch the earth, love the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. For the gifts of life are the earth's and they are given to all, and they are the songs of birds at daybreak, Orion and the Bear, and the dawn seen over the ocean from the beach.
When the Pleiades and the wind in the grass are no longer a part of the human spirit, a part of very flesh and bone, man becomes, as it were a kind of cosmic outlaw, having neither the completeness and integrity of the animal nor the birthright of a true humanity.
" Henry Beston - The Outermost House
The campground I was at last night offered a pancake breakfast. So I took them up on their offer. It wasn't free...but the $3.75 was cheaper than Denny's. I 'm starting to notice a theme on this trip. Can you guess what it is???? I was the youngest one there at breakfast....and by quite a few years...oh....and also the only one travelling by themself. The other guests were talking about where they were from...where they've been...where they're going...for how long. The general concensus is that it's time to head south as campgrounds are closing or are closed already in this part of the country. One couple were heading to New York. One of the other couples relate a story about someone else who took a wrong turn in New York and ended up at Times Square during rush hour in a 35 foot motorhome. After 5 hours they finally got out of the mess.