They put the good things a long way away.
odometer verifies that it's 1300+ miles from home, not counting the
ferry. You can do the trip from Boston to the ferry in one long day,
especially if you have 2 drivers. For me driving alone, I thought it
better to split it over 2 days. Audio books make it better than
This is the good road. Oh, and don't drive it after dark. Lots of moose around.
first it all looks like this: vast barrens and bogs with scrubby brush.
Sometimes there's dense pine, maybe a river here and there.
least they warn you. This goes on for 2 hours or so. It turns to gravel
for about 5 or 10 miles. The gravel road is actually better than the
paved. Somewhere in
there, suddenly there's a sign welcoming you to the Coast of Bays. It's
another hour before there's the slightest sign of a bay anywhere
around.... Kind of like putting a sign in Worcester: "Welcome to Boston
the landscape begins to change into granite barrens in great mounds all
around. This, for me, is really really beautiful. I got all excited and
wanted to get out and hike them, or at least take photos at every turn.
But, it was getting late and I needed to get on the water and to camp
before dark. Round about 3 pm I got to Pool's Cove, and the kayaking
trip began.Day 1