16.0 km - Total so far 1,836.40 km (The links below include the ferry sail)
Relive: No relive Hélène's GPS stayed on the bike and lost connection.
Once in Souris, we did a little reconnaissance (recce for short) to the site of the ferry that is taking us to Les Iles de la Madeleine. We decided that since the islands are so easily accessible from here, it would be crazy not to go. So here we are on a five hour sail to Cap-aux-Meules.
The ferry did not leave until 14:30 so we had a chance to visit Souris, do a little grocery shopping, have a large bowl of fish chowder at the Evergreen Cafe and Wellness Centre. The chowder was very good.
|Incredibly small and cute Anglican church in Souris, PEI|
|We understand that these birds do nothing but eat, poop and wait |
for the ferry each and everyday
|The MM Madeleine in a high speed turn just before docking|
As we left the cafe, a couple was heading in and I immediately recognized the gentleman. Him and I had worked in the same organization when I was still in uniform but darn if I could remember his name. Turns out that Robert and Daphne are here on a short vacation. We quickly mentioned to them that they had to do the walking tour we did in Charlottetown and take the tourist bus. I hope they do as it is well worth it. Funny that I finally should run into someone I know from Ottawa. It is usually Helene who keeps running into people from St-Isidore, ON. We have not encountered anyone from St-Isidore yet, but the trip is not over.
|The wharf in Souris, the boats are docked now but we saw them |
come in and unload their catch
|If you look at the left side of the picture, you can see the road |
(nice downhill run) onto the bridge and then into Souris.
|A last look back as we steam away from PEI and head into our |
short vacation from the vacation
Just as we did on our 2015 trip, we might have to ask you to find us a new tire. We need a Schwable Marathon Plus tire in 26 inch diameter and a width of 1.75 to 2.00 inches. I replaced my back tire with a spare from home, but the darn thing has a very aggressive pattern and it sounds like I have a winter tire. This to be found tire is desirable but not essential.
|At Cap aux Meules 7:38pm (5 hours after leaving Souris)|
|The bike path to our campground at Parc du Gros Cap|
9.94 miles - Total so far 1,141.08 miles