The Versys got some road time this last weekend as well. I had big ambitions to ride up to the White Mountains but local traffic just took all the wind out of my sails so I opted to ride up to Gloucester and ride around the peninsula. I was also jonesing for a lobster roll and I knew the perfect spot.
One of the best places for a lobster roll in the area, restaurant is called Topside and they just added outdoor seating.
No photos but while I was eating a Harley rolled by and it literally dropped it's muffler onto the road. A little roadside work and it was good to go to it's destination according to it's owner.
Not to be outdone by Topside and new player in the land of lobster rolls, Blue Collar Lobster. Sitting oceanside with outdoor seating it's got great atmosphere, next time I'm up that way I will see if the food is a good as the location.
Blue Collar Lobster menu board.
This is kinda cool, a rocking chair made of lobster traps.
One of the neat things about Gloucester is that it's a working-man's town (or working-woman's). It is still an active fishing port with fish processing plants, fisherman and lobster trappers.
Stacks of lobster traps on the dock.
Working my way around the peninsula I made a stop for a frappe or malt at Dairy Maid. Like this place because it's one of the few ice cream shops that serves small portions.
The Versys hanging out at Rockport Granite Pier. I get more comments when I'm at a stop on my Versys than any other bike I've owned.
Afterwards I took a detour through Essex and Ipswich before I made my way home. Not the full day riding extravaganza I planned but nice to be out in good weather taking a ride along the coast.