Northumberland PP to Truro, NS 2

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What a beautiful picture to wake up to…heard the horn of the first Ferry of the day leave port at 630am. Too nice a campsite to rush the morning so I waited to get on the 930am Ferry. Enjoyed my oatmeal breakfast and large mug of hot tea with a short walk on the beach.

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The Ferry ride is about 75min long and 26km. PEI doesn’t charge you to get on to the island, at least they didn’t by bridge, it cost me $20 on a bike to take the Ferry off the island. A beautiful sunny day so I spent my at sea time on the upper deck and managed to catch a peak at a dolphin jumping along side the Ferry.

Once on land it was the Transcanada all the way to Truro. Not much of a view, back to lots of vehicles and the menacing sound of the transports flying by. Thankfully a decent size and well paved shoulder made me feel safe. Heading inland, my fears on a long climb were realized. That and a strong headwind made today a challenge. I am not sure I have had to grind the peddles this hard since northern Ontario? Not that this was anywhere close to as hilly, just that I haven’t seen many long continuous climbs with headwind since then. My journey through eastern Ontario and Quebec was relatively tame with many tailwinds.

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I arrived at my campsite at 630pm, already thinking how comfy my sleeping bag will be! I am about 90km from Halifax and will have a couple days of rest at the Hostel in town. Betty is booked in into Halifax Cycle Gallery for a couple days at the spa and I hope to catch up with colleagues Heidi and Kevin. The famous Lower Deck and Split Crow Pubs will be part of my tour, as will Pizza Corner! Oh and I am sure I’ll check out the Citadel and other historic spots as well…

Daily Cycle: 90.7km
Daily Cycle time: 5hrs 21min

2 thoughts on “Northumberland PP to Truro, NS

  1. Reply Gaston Essiambre Aug 22,2013 3:33 pm

    Dave, when in Halifax you need to go to the King of Donair, 6422 Quinnpool Road,,,,,less than 2 km from Citadel Hill. Also need to visit the bars on Grafton Street.

    Gaston

      

  2. Reply sabine Aug 23,2015 11:27 am

    Betty at the spa! Such fun reading :). I laugh. Often 🙂

      

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