Last night we “camped” in the Canadian Tire parking lot in Shediac. Our friend Sue came by this morning, to see us off. It was cloudy and cool but pleasant on the bike. I headed to Hwy 15. It is a busy highway but it has a decent sized shoulder. Winds were blowing steady all day, usually across the bike. After 50 km I came to a round-about and took the second exit, Shemogue Road. The road is a meandering, country road. There are marshy wetlands that follow the Northumberland Strait. On firmer ground are beautiful old homes with vegetable gardens and laundry hung outside, blowing in the wind. It takes you back to bygone days. There was also, no shortage of barking dogs! Eventually we came to the intersection at Hwy 970 and a sign, welcoming us to Tidnish, Nova Scotia!! Hwy 970 boasts as the Sunrise Trail, “Scenic Route” and it delivers. Around the Northport area, there are some serious climbs. Before we arrived in Pugwash, I had to “fuel up” at a fish and chip stand. Brian wandered over to a fish market across the way and loaded up on lobster! Sue had told us about a campground in Pugwash. Brian called ahead and reserved the LAST site. We are camped tonite at Gulf Shore Camping Ground. It is right on the water...Good Choice Sue! Brian golfed at Northumberland Links Golf Course. It was the most beautiful and difficult course of the tour so far. Seven provinces down.....1 left to finish! Total today 106 km.
|Sue and Anne|