Atlantic Canada by Bicycle 2013 travel blog

A foggy start to the morning and 18 degrees. A bit of a challenge getting out of town since it goes through a development area and the cue sheets and my gps did not reflect the current road layout. It took a few minutes to sort out but a group of four of us got on track and headed to Peggy's cove. The rest eventually figured it out and we met up again in Peggy's Cove at km 46. The temperature dropped to 14 by the time we arrived. We took some ceremonial pictures of the lighthouse in the fog, used the washroom and were on our way. We passed the Swiss Air 111 memorial shortly after.

Once moving inland again, the sun came out and the temperature rose to 25. As we followed the coast, we passed many new mansions along side traditional wooden clapboard homes in disrepair or abandoned. A lot of the older homes that were painted the brilliant colours when I came here as a kid have had the siding replaced with boring vinyl. A lot of the charm has been lost.

Continuous hills here. All of them range from 5 to 10% one short one was 14%. We were all glad to get into camp even though it was only 112 km.

It poured rain as soon as we got to camp. I had to set up my tent in the rain. It didn't let up until after supper and still continued to sprinkle.

Erico, from Tokyo has never camped before. She rented a tent for the trip which leaked when it rained. She is not a happy camper in the true meaning of the expression. When the rain let up she got a replacement tent and a couple of guys helped her set it up. Hopefully the rest of the night goes better for her. Everyone is in bed for the night at 9pm.

Here are the stats for the day:

Distance 111km

Max speed 61.8

Ascent 1044m

Descent 1079m

No wireless here so the pictures will be loaded later.

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