87.60 km - Total so far 1,483.40 km
Let me tell you it was quite the day Maggie Muggins! We had a restful night in our tree house but were shocked when we got up this morning. Through the screened window and door, we could see many voracious mosquitoes just waiting for us to step outside and bite. We felt like hostages and had to carefully plan our escape.
|Lugging our panniers up and down the stairs in mosquito |
country was a lot of fun
|Not much to see on Hwy 11. We motivated ourselves by pedaling from |
one moose sign to the other, having started at 75 km sign the day before.
|The Catholic Church in Richibucto. Each arch has stained glass panels|
|Zoel's cool looking yellow Miata convertible|
|In Richibucto, if you are gonna keep a boat in your dooryard, |
it has to be a big boat
|Daniel chatting with one of the locals in Richibucto and casually |
mentioning that he had been speaking with Zoel (the gentleman apparently knows Zoel)
|This big boat is either going to the wharf or to someone's dooryard|
|3 Mast Memorial Ship, Ruxton|
|Trimming our custom built box so that it meets |
Canada Post dimensions
|The trailer boxed and ready to be handed over to Canada Post |
10 minutes before closing time.
At the grocery store, we ran into a lady who deals with many visitors that are here to spend time at the Pays de La Saguine. She got all excited when she found out that Hélène was a Franco-Ontarian and not a Quebecoise.
Packing up the trailer took a significant amount of time and we decided to stay in Bouctouche and not complete the 20 kilometer to our planned stop for the day, Cocagne. When I phoned the local motel to make reservations and mentioned we were on bicycles, the clerk replied that she had seen us eating outside of Ponzi's, the best sea food joint in Bouctouche. It was nice for a minute to feel like a celebrity.
BTW - If you are looking for yummy guedille (lobster rolls) or scallops, Ponzi's is the place frequented by and recommended by a local I chatted with at the Mall.
54.43 miles - Total so far 921.74 miles