Day 3: Stratford to Exeter 49km
Thursday, June 9th
Sunny with another strong west wind. 18C
There wasn’t a cloud in sight when we set off this morning which was a nice change from the two cool and cloudy days before. We had breakfast at Tim Hortons and then got pedaling.
The wind was already blowing, but was supposed to intensify as the day went on. The countryside was relatively flat leaving Stratford and we had to zig and zag on various roads to head west. At one roadside stop we saw what looked to be a farm equipment graveyard.
On the quieter roads, we were able to relax a little and enjoy the ride.
We stopped to snack and rest when we needed to and with perseverance, arrived in Exeter.
Since we arrived before 3pm, we decided to go for a walk through town. It had a lovely little main street and we saw the infamous bridge construction that seemed to separate uptown from downtown.
As a group we decided on a picnic supper in our room and each of us had a craving to contribute to the menu. We set up our temporary dining room in the corridor of the Ranch House Inn and appeared to have the place to ourselves. Then one by one and two by two, the place started to fill up with guests returning from work. Most of them looked less than impressed, but the cyclist among them cheered us on.
Restaurants 3 – Picnics 2