Atlantic Canada by Bicycle 2013 travel blog

The rain finally stopped overnight to leave us with the sound of complete silence on the island we were on. The only sound we heard was the occasional call of Loons - I didn't realize the lived in salt water as well.

The fog horns started early morning continued until we left the coast around noon. There wasn't any more rain, but the tents were drenched from the fog and we got wet as we moved around. It was warm so we didn't bother with rain gear.

We rode through the bustling towns of Chester and Mahone Bay. The economy seems to be flourishing here. Lots of big new homes.

Lunch stop was in Lunenburg. The Bluenose is in dry dock for refurbishing so we took a peek while there.

More hills today especially climbing out of Lunenburg. It was a short day so they weren't too bad.

We're camped tonight in Newburne on the Lahave river. Very nice private campground with lots of monster RV trailers with decks attached. Not many people around though. The sun came out mid afternoon - a perfect evening.

One of the support crew is a chef by trade. He has worked the last 3 summers for cycle Canada and then he works in Australia for the winter. We're getting fine restaurant class meals every night. Last night shrimp jambalaya and tonight fresh mussels, baked specialty breads, corn on the cob and cheesecake for dessert.

Stats for today:

82.5 km

827 m up 746 m down

max 61.5 km/hr

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