“Winjammer” by Podington Bear
Jacquie Bird, Peter Koteles, Rob Montgomery, Mike Woodard
Bruce and Maureen made breakfast for us at 6:30 am and we were on the road at 7:30 am. Bruce lead us out of town by the most direct route. We like short cuts. Thank you Bruce and Maureen for getting us started with a great breakfast and a short cut! Our route to the ferry was rolling hills and great views. Come to think of it, everywhere in PEI seemed to have great views. PEI would be a great location for a cycle vacation. Bev and Al, friends of Jacquie’s aunt, met us at the ferry with lunch which included lobster sandwiches. Thank you Bev and Al. Entering Nova Scotia puts us in our 9th province and we have completed 6500 km with just under 1500 to go. It’s hard to believe we have gone so far! The road from the ferry to Truro was very hilly. Some of it reminded me of Northern Ontario but no red roads in Northern Ontario. We got in at 5:30 pm. We are parking at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Truro. Our evening is unscheduled so that means early bed time!
We started our day at 6:30 am fresh from our day off! The morning the sky was cloud covered as we left Fredericton. We followed the St. John river for about 50 km then left the river valley to head south to Moncton.
The sun came out and it was a beautiful day. We made great time. Once we left the river valley the road had a gentle roll up and down, through dense forest and then into some some really fine farm land. Coffee break at about the 60 km mark is part of our routine each day. Normally it’s in the RV but today it was so nice we sat outdoors. As we came into Moncton we came across a new crop we have not seen yet… Sunflowers! We are being hosted tonight by St. Georges and St. Phillips Anglican Churches. Dinner was great, one of my favorites, roast beef. We were too focused to even look at the camera. During the whole trip it has been a delight to meet with people who care about getting clean water to those who do not have it. Tonight was no exception, it was a great time of interaction sharing the story of our journey and the need for clean water. Another great day on an amazing journey!