Woke up to teaming rain. Even went to Le Gym (see how good my French has become).
Over breakfast Jeff breaks the news; he has lost his bottle. Wants to stay put for the day. This is not a good sign; we are on a road trip. Quebec is a nice place but we have to get back on the road.
Something happened to Jeff in his room, he has just announced that he has changed his mind and we are moving on. He said later that he was worried about me, that I may get bored in Maine as there are a lot of trees and moose.
He should know by now that I may have a reputation to maintain but I do have the emotional capacity for down time and I happen to like moose… I have one on my wall at home after all.
He was not wrong, after the US border (at which the border guard clocked us and put gloves on which is very disconcerting in any border situation; thankfully he only riffled through the trunk) the moose signs started to appear at the side of the road. Apparently you definitely don’t want to lock antlers with one in any vehicle smaller than an 18 wheeler rig.
Apart from a lot of logging and houses, cars and boats made out of wood; most of the journey to Northeast Harbour was nothing to write home about. That was until the lights went out. It was my turn to drive and as it was getting dark we realised that the main front lights were not working. A quick roadside stop and a fuse inspection told us that the fix was beyond us. With 50 miles to go on dark, windy roads that even in a modern car keep you focused, this became a different kind of entertainment. In a car that enjoys the thrill of the unexpected at the best of times but with virtually no headlights, this was rollercoaster. Driving by Braille and blinded by the lights, we made it but we needed that third dirty wine gum to release the tension build up.
Jeff had booked us into quite frankly the campest B&B on the Atlantic seaboard.
I wish I had taken a picture of the elaborate drape arrangement in my room.
Shared a bottle of wine in my room and hit the sack (separate sacks).
Rock n Rolla.
Soundtrack of the day: Train Spotting score, Nick Cave, Lazarus Dig, Green Day, Human League, The Dead Weather.