Today was a day of fighting the northwestern winds coming from the Great Lakes. They never gave us a break today. At least they had a cooling effect, as the sun was strong and temperatures close to 30 celcius. It was hard to maintain a good steady pace at any average speed beyond 20 km/h.
The landscape is flattening out and we are seeing farms grow in size. A lot of cornfields, but we passed several fruit orchards and fields of hop. We could see how they use chemicals to erradicate any plant other than the corn. In large areas there is a bad smell of spraying chemicals. As someone that grew up on a farm, tractors have a pull on me. This one is an older Rome with big Cummings diesel with alot of power.
And a newer Case tractor with corn seeder. We stopped for Perry Icecream on our way. I believe this is a field of hop. Town of Medina, NY. Finally we have reached the most eastern county of New York. We will stay in Lockport, a small city bordering Buffalo, NY. Weatherforcast for the next two days means alot of rain and thunderstorms, so we installed ourselves in a motel. We are not going to bike tomorrow as the rain is going to get worse and not until early hours monday. So tomorrow will be a day of rest and chores.