83.7 km - Total so far 1,609.40 km
After yesterday's thunder, rain and wind storms, what a glorious day we had. With the wind to our back, we covered the 65 kilometer to Cape Jourimain with relative ease. We rode on mostly quiet roads and on occasion, Hwy 15 with it's wide shoulder.
|Back to our preferred snacks, peanut butter and jam on tortillas.|
|We noticed this rather large nail against Hélène's tire, |
thus avoiding another early morning flat repair.
|In Cap-Pelé there is the roadway, the shoulder (where Hélène is) and further to the right the bike path!|
|The real eco-mower. It keeps the lawn short and fertilized|
at the same time.
|Our first glimpse of PEI, from near Murray Beach on the 955|
|Your neighbour has a large boat in his dooryard, well get two|
and throw in a small one as well
|Fellow cyclists, on a tandem, going to St-John's, London and finally Istanbul|
|Not our first sighting of the bridge, but the first where we could |
see enough to photograph.
From NB road 955, you turn East onto NB road 16. We pedaled for about 500 meter before the bridge came into view and we got to appreciate just how intimidating this thing is. For almost 2.5 kilometer, we got to stare at how steep the rise of the road is to meet the bridge deck. With the strong crosswind, it would have been crazy to even attempt to go up the ramp, let alone try to pedal across. We finally made it to the off ramp that took us to the bridge shuttle departure point.
|Stopping short of the off ramp waiting for Hélène to catch up after |
stopping for a picture. Just look at that intimidating ramp to the bridge.
|Conferation Bridge, 12.9 kilometer of curved concrete, metal and asphalt|
|The tandem of the other cyclists being loaded for the bridge crossing. |
Our bikes are already on and our luggage is in the back of the truck
|On the bridge, the second of two bumps up before we get to PEI.|
|Yogi Bear, the campground mascot. Boo-Boo Bear is no where to be seen.|
|The camp shuttle complete with bubble generating machine. |
There was a weight limit for passengers
We took an 'official vehicle only' road into PEI, so we never got to see the usual 'Welcome to the Province' sign. We will have to take the picture on the way out as we did for Quebec.
The weather for the next few days calls for sun and clouds.
We are well settled at our campsite. With Yogi around, we just have to make sure we don't leave a picnic basket out.
52.01 miles - Total so far 1,000.03 miles