44.10 km - Total so far 3,235.10 km
Hélène and I this morning were looking at the weather forecast on her phone. The rain was projected to start at 6:10 a.m., the forecast was off by 6 minutes, it started at 6:04 and it is still coming down 14 hours later.
We needed a big shelter this morning and decided to use our tent fly for the job. Normally the tent poles need to anchor to the tent body (inner tent - the part inside that keeps the mosquitoes and black flies out). We anchored the poles to a ground sheet that is under the tent body. We were thus able to pack away the tent body and still use the tent fly as a big umbrella. In the pictures below, you can see the white ground sheet made out of very resistant Tyvek house wrap.
|Hélène keeping dry under the tent fly|
|Having a cuppa tea and not wanting to get up and pedal |
in the deluge
|A bullet proof moose made entirely out of big stones|
|The mandatory flowing water picture. We have moved away from |
rivers and now focus on brooks
Completely wet, we pulled into a convenience store in Norman's Cove and asked a gentleman if there was anywhere to have a bite and a coffee and get out of the rain. He mentioned a take out place at the top of the hill. "A take out were we can sit" we asked. He said yes, it's my parents business. He came back out and told us they just opened.
As directed, we found the take out place at the top of the hill (near the post office). We walked in and had a quick look at the menu. No breakfast menu but the cook offered to come up with something. He got us two coffees and later came back out with a BLT and egg sandwich and home fries. It was delicious. If you take the 201, you got to stop there. He has an item on the menu called "Mess". Picture an artery blocking poutine on steroids!
|Hélène and Neil Smith at the Charlotte's Take Out in |
|The meal put a smile on Hélène's face and she kept it until we |
got to Whitbourne
|You can see the inner tube coming out between the tire and the rim. |
A second later, it burst
|Almost everything in this picture is soaked|
27.40 miles - Total so far 2,010.19 miles