Day 45: The End

They say all good things must come to an end. Yesterday that was the fate of my trip. For a few days, I'd been telling friends & family that I would arrive at 3pm, and as that important hour approached it went from rough estimate to goal. I started the…

Day 43: Shediac

Nothing could prepare me for the start of today's bike ride. I knew the road from Bathurst to Miramichi would be tough, and totally isolated, then I'd be back on the coast and among the many Acadian villages. Coming through Bathurst I took a wrong turn and ended up on…

Day 42: Baie des Chaleurs

I couldn't be happier than having chosen to go north through Matapedia and the Acadian shore of New Brunswick. The views are spectacular, and no comparison to the southern New Brunswick valleys familiar to those who have driven the Trans Canada highway. Of course, the trade off for views is…

Day 40: Rimouski

There was a good tailwind today, which I looked forward to converting to lots of miles & putting some distance in the bank. After making good time through some moderately hilly areas, I finally stopped for a late-afternoon snack in Rimouski, having averaged a quick 25 km/h to that point.…

Day 39: Dreamy tailwinds

It was a real shame to leave Quebec so early this morning. I will be back soon. The first, arguably most crucial stop was at St Henri, a good Montreal-based coffee roaster that expanded recently to Quebec. After a cappuccino and a croissant I raced to the ferry. It runs…

Day 38: Quebec

The cooler weather continued today. After several weeks of nights in the high-teens / mid-twenties it was a shock to be feel chilly in my sleeping bag overnight (it can withstand much colder, if fully closed). Nevertheless, the more pleasant temperatures during the day are welcome. I rolled toward Quebec…

Day 37: Three Rivers

They say beggars can't be choosers. Yesterday I was definitely begging for relief from the heat. It came at about 5am, without the promised thunderstorm. The temperature fell from about 35 degrees to about 25 degrees, and the cold front pushed the humid air away. It seemed like a perfect…
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