84.0 km - Total so far 2,519.70 km
We had a good night sleep boondocking just off the golf course in Stephenville. We were far enough away that we were not bothered by the sprinklers. We decided not to make breakfast but to swing by McDonald's, have breakfast and take advantage of the facilities.
We left Stephenville along Route 460 that took us to the Trans Canada Highway (TCH). Route 460 is a quiet country road that took us through a valley of wetlands and on which, we got to see our first live moose on the island. Once we hit the TCH, there was not nearly as much scenery as yesterday so we just got into pedaling towards Corner Brook.
|The wetlands off Route 460. It is a small valley with mountains on |
|Hélène had the camera out but it took for ever to focus. You can see |
the back end of the moose (in line with the truck)
|The first road sign listing "St John's"|
|At kilometre 720 (from St-John's), there is a really nice lake|
|What a great place to put an add for MacDonald's next to a |
On the road, we were honked and waved at by a couple of ladies from Québec who we keep running into since we first saw them in Sydney North, Cape Breton. Also at lunch, we ran into another cyclist that we first encountered on Day 11 and again on Day 36.
|Parts of the City of Corner Brook with the Bays of Island in the back|
Corner Brook has a population of around 20,000 and from our taxi driver, we learned it is hell to drive in in the winter. The whole place appears to be built on the side of hills and mountains. British captain James Cook was the first to survey and record the geography of the Bay of Islands.
52.20 miles - Total so far 1,565.67 miles