Our small group set off from Pub 99 at 7PM under a clear sky. A stiff wind kept our speed down, but did not damper the spirit of any of the riders.
We made good time which gave us a few minutes to explore Battery Milliken, before the 7:50 moonrise. Our lights were more than adequate for the tour, but no one was too enthused about spending too much time in the darkened bunker. The group did get a good look at Fort Taber and was able to meander inside another of the cleaned up bunkers.
About the time the moon began to appear at the horizon, the clouds rolled in covering the eastern sky. We decided to head back to Fairhaven and made a short stopover at Clegg Field, the home of the South End Youth baseball league. We watched a bit of a game which was quickly deteriorating into a rout. As we left the moon made it appearance in all of her glory. A spectacular moonrise sent us on our way.
We encountered very few vehicles during the three hour ride. Quiet clear roads took us to Ft. Rodman where we saw how much cleaning up has been done since the fall. They are in the process of bringing back the WWII bunkers to as close to original condition as possible. There is still lots of grafitti to be removed, but the progress is well ahead of schedule. Darkness was not a problem with any of the riders either.
The next full moon fiasco. #9 will again leave Pub99 at 6PM on Sunday, June 7th. The more the merrier.