The Speed-stater

What a day: we had fun in Vermont and still covered six states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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The fall colors were just starting in Vermont

Instead of proceeding directly to the supercharger in Brottleboro, we headed north to Manchester, VT, where Orvis has its headquarters. As I’m a fly fisherman, it was a mandatory stop.

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The Orvis shop. Across the way, tours were given of the fly rod factory

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The Orvis shop sported a model DeHavilland Beaver on floats

Out in back of the Orvis shop, a lovely grass area surrounded two ponds where fly-casting is taught. The pond contains monster trout and young fly-fishing trainees are allowed to hook them at times.

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Iceman took an interest in the lifelike artwork

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The pond offered monster trout to the aspiring fly-fishermen

After weaving our way through the Vermont mountains we headed to New Hampshire for a charge and then to Maine. Although the plan was for an overnight in Kennibunkport, the hotels weren’t keen on allowing dogs, and so a change of plans was needed. We crossed the Piscataqua River, which divides Massachusetts from Maine, made a brief stop, rounded the Northeastern pylon in this flight around America, then set our sights on points south.

A wide swing around Boston allowed us to avoid that traffic. After a brief pause in northwestern Rhode Island, I realized that we didn’t need to recharge at the Providence supercharger and changed course for Hartford, Connecticut. What a day!

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This sunset rewarded our efforts to press on

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3 Responses to The Speed-stater

  1. What a great trip! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Kathleen Rippel says:

    Wow Peter! Loving the beautiful pictures and videos. Just had a chance to catch up on all your adventures during September. What a wonderful trip!

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