You are making me home sick! We frequently go over to Recompence and just walk around.
Joe and I sponsor a mid November dry campout for truck campers on this site. We'll be sure to put up a post here with all the info. We've had fog, rain, mud, and glorious weather through the years and it is always fun. Come on back down then Silver
I (actually, we've) enjoyed reading your TR reports on the famous November Recompence rally!
Usually, we're under 5~7 feet of snow by then, and the camper is bedded-down for "winter" by October 10th/12th.
I forgot to mention that the bridge out is just a few miles past the new Bow Street Market. Apparently, this is the 3rd time (over the past 40-years or so) the small bridge/culvert has been repaired. Its an 7.7 mile detour around this now. ETA for new culvert/steel arch/bridge is 3-weeks ++.
That culvert washes out like a submarine. Drat! That is a really really long go around. Last time they replaced it, the culvert was huge and town claimed it was good to go. No accounting for the amount of rain/water lately. Guess we will miss our back road drive from Freeport up to Brunswick along Bow Street for a while. Town usually stations a fire truck on the other side of that bridge because there is no coverage with the culvert out. Lots of super wealthy folk live over in the Wolfs Neck Road so it will be fixed a lot faster than if it were anywhere else in town.
We miss you two. Wish you were here - especially for the beer/wine tastings.
THE wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
Well! I've finally found something I can agree with from Sleepy!
Seriously though, Silver, I'm glad to finally see some trip reports from you, the keeper of the trip reports archive. You may have posted others, but being on this forum sporadically these are the first ones I've seen (also looked at Part III just now). Having been planted here on the West Coast for over a year now, due to finally getting back to work, your photos have made me restless to get out. I enjoyed you trip a lot. Thanks!
2004 Alpenlite Sante Fe 11.5 with slideout
2006 F350 V10 with camper package and air bags
Our taxi driver went into the repair at some detail: they are installing several concrete bridge piers now, and on these, an arched steel super-structure will be bolted together. Then, the road bed will be laid. I think the cost will be substantial! It'll probably hit taxes a bit.
The repair attempted a single-lane (red/green lighted) relief lane, however this slumped into the ravine. We were among the last group of vehicles over the relief lane before the entire road was barriered off (there's just enough room for local home owners & repair crews to squeak by).
Please have a look-see of our final Part III here--> if you've got a spare minute
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