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!
After a great breakfast with Will, Norman and Chris at St. Georges Anglican, our ride started just after 7 am into the fog, a really thick fog in some places. Then it was gone and we road in sun shine for the rest of the day. Our ride over central New Brunswick was up and down with a mix of fairly dense forests and farms. Our first glimpse of the Atlantic was an exciting moment. The Confederation Bridge welcomed us to Prince Edward Island. After crossing the bridge the first field… Yes a potato field, look at the red soil! Before we arrived in PEI, we were lead to believe the ride would be fairly flat. We must of misunderstood the comments because PEI is far from being flat. It felt like we reached the highest point on the island, so a really good work out! (As if we need a workout! Lol!) Lots of great views.Two families hosted our team, Rob and I joined Sally and Tim, who hosted a wonderful backyard Bar B Q with a group 20 friends and neighbours. Richard, Jacquie and Timo had dinner and an island tour with Maureen and Bruce. Richard really appreciated the gluten free pasta Maureen made for him. Here’s a couple shots of PEI. What a beautiful place!