So we’re home after the trip out east to Newark, Delaware and Bar Harbor, Maine…

Travel Days were:

  • 24 May pm – Caledonia to New Stanton, Pennsylvania – abt 440 miles;
  • 25 May am – New Stanton, PA to Newark, Delaware – abt 245 miles;
  • 27 May all day – Newark, DE to Bar Harbor, Maine – abt 625 miles in 12 1/2 hours;
  • 2 June am –  Bar Harbor, ME  to the Mount Washington Cog Railway 255 miles in abt 5 1/2 hours, then to the summit of Mt Washington and back by Cog Railway;
  • 2 June pm Mt Washington Cog Railway to Latham, New York (very near to Albany, New York) 216 miles in about 5 1/2 hours – a very long day!!!!!!;
  • 3 June all day – Latham, NY to Bowling Green, Ohio – abt 620 miles in 10 1/2 hours;
  • 4 June pm – after 7 1/2 hours in the Jerome Library on genealogy research – abt 200 miles back to Caledonia in abt 3 /12 hours.

Total travelling about 2,650 miles.

We spent 26 May in Newark, and then 28 May to 1 May in Bar Harbor where we did some local travelling around to Deer Island, Schoodic Head, and Cadillac Mountain and Acadia National Park which added another 270 or so miles.

Total mileage run 2,916, which used 105 gallons of fuel, which ranged in price/gallon from $2.22 in New Jersey to $2.96 back home in Caledonia.

So the number Don is waiting for is 27.76 mpg. Best run was 445 miles from somewhere in New York state back to Caledonia – 30.1 mpg. Worst run was all the mileage run around Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park – 24.3 mpg.

 

Our first day in Bar Harbor started gray and drizzly – at least it wasn’t as rainy as when we’d arrived the night before. Late morning Don suggested we go explore Deer Island, which is west of Mount Desert Island where Bar Harbor is, but requires quite a long circuitous route to get to.

So Don and Mindy, Lisa and Roger set off in the red Camaro for the day’s trip.

Looking South - the Wider View

Looking South - the Wider View

The image above is a panorama looking south from mainland Maine (Maineland I guess??) towards Deer Island. Continue reading »

 

The following is a photo gallery of the trip to Deer Island. Continue reading »

 

So we’re half-way on the May trip to the East Coast – meaning we have arrived in Bar Harbor, Maine for a few days. Wednesday’s big effort was 12 hours 40 minutes driving from Newark, Delaware to Bar Harbor Maine – 625 miles, of which a bit more than half was in the rain.

Expect Delays...

Expect Delays...

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Yesterday Don and family stopped by to drop off a couple of items of luggage for us to take to Bar Harbor for them – I’d taken pity on the thought of 4 adults in a Camaro for 1200 miles, and so offered that we could take some of their luggage for them to make it slightly less crowded. Don wanted to check his tyre pressures too – trying for less rolling resistance to see if he could beat our overall mileage from last year- we’ll see. Last year over 2,530 miles we got 27.5 mpg, while Don was oh so close at 27.43 mpg.

Checking the tyre pressures

Checking the tyre pressures

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