A beautiful, silent night’s sleep in the four poster bed !
Followed by a wonderful breakfast made by Willa at the BnB we stayed in.
If in Woodstock you should stay here
I guarantee it’s terrific. Breakfast was beautiful. Egg Pie, sausage, fruit and croissant. All while chatting to Willa from Montreal and husband Dixi a former Austrian ski instructor.
We headed off to explore the covered bridges. There are over 100 covered bridges in Vermont. They say they are covered to make them stronger and protect them. It seems to work as most are standing well – though some have had work done on them after storms back in 2011.
They are beautiful.
Then onto Quechee. It was amazing as the river dropped and the water rushed under it.
Then we headed north to the White Mountains. It’s not the season to be here. No autumn colours ( like when I visited with my sister ) but still snow around.
Locals are heartily sick of winter. Roll on warmer weather!
We wound our way through the mountains. Stopping for the view. And the odd covered bridge!
We made our way to the coast, to Portland, our next stop and decided the drivers are more polite than in Australia. For a start, when crossing a road in a small town, the cars automatically stop for you. Not even at a crossing! They also don’t drive fast!
We arrived in Portland, a beautiful coastal port (which is undergoing a big surge in tourism, ) with plenty of time to explore.
We’re staying at the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa which is considered an historic hotel. It’s well located and helpful staff guided us to the best oyster bars. We’re keen to try the oysters.
So we left our bags and started walking!