Friday, 17 August 2012 07:51
Dave and I have been resisting switching to New Brunswick time (Atlantic Time), because it is an hour earlier than Eastern Time. I finally changed my watch last night. When we woke up to the alarm at 6:30, it felt like 5:30 to us. After sleeping in for one more half hour, we climbed out of our dew covered tent and saw that the sun was out!
It has been a treat to paddle under blue skies and sun. Who knows how long it will last – I think rain is still in the forecast. We cruised on the fast current in the stretch of river from Bath to Hartland. We stopped in Hartland to check out the world's longest covered bridge. The bridge is 1,282 feet long and the town recently celebrated its 111th birthday! At the tourist information building Dave asked why someone would build a covered bridge. We learned that this bridge is made of wood. The reason for covering it is that it will last longer if the structural wood is protected from the elements.
More information about the bridge:
Miles paddled: 25
1 bald eagle
8 Canada geese
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