Have decided to take a caesura.
My bad luck to be stuck by bad weather (temps in the 40s, rain in the buckets, wind in the Aeolian-anger range) and also stuck in Buffalo, (which is the armpit of the universe – but more specifically is a City wherein one cannot Pitch Tent). This would have required me to pay Niagara-Falls-on-Mem-Day-Weekend prices for hotels. To wait out the bad weather was going to cost me hundreds, up to a thousand dollars. So, ah… NO.
I just caught the train back to Maine – $31! – and am going to wait for the weather to improve.
Also, I am going to rethink several aspects of the trip. Logistics. Routes. How to make it more affordable. How to see more. How to go farther, easier. How to make it more, in short: FUN.
I will be blogging on this subject at length over the next few days. I need to rethink much of the trip. So as to make Version 2.0 workable – and more pleasurable.
It is a bit disappointing, but hey – I made it 600 miles. I consider this an excellent first draft. Or better yet, a short story, upon whose success a novel can be built.
(Also I might get my ankle x-ray’d b/c ouch.)
600 miles over 12 days. Cumberland County, ME to Ontario, CA. Not bad.
Next one’ll be better.