Pedaling in PEI : Day 8

Sunday, September 4

Eldon to Charlottetown 49km

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The temperature was 8C when we woke up this morning and we got ready in a hurry. By 8:30am we were on the road, although we stopped for coffee at the farm market which was only a few kilometers down from our motel.
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Once we got going again we made really good time. Pedaling on the TransCanada is nice and smooth and there are wide, paved shoulders. With the sun shining and a few clouds in the sky the views of the landscape were amazing.
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After 10km we stopped for breakfast at the side of the road. Again the scenery was impressive.
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When the hwy intersected the trail we decided to switch it up, and after consulting several of our maps, found our selves heading in the right direction. We stopped for another snack at the first bench that we came to. The trail was tough to pedal on after the smooth sailing on the highway.

After we ate we continued on the trail, but it was harder and harder to get any momentum going. All of us agreed to go back to the road for the final few kilometers to Charlottetown. It wasn’t long after that that we crossed the Hillsborough River.
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We picked up some more information at the welcome centre before making our way to the hotel. After checking in we had a picnic lunch in our room and then freshened up before hopping on the bikes again.

Monday is a holiday – Labour Day – and most everything will be closed so we needed to do some shopping. We took our bikes to run our errands and afterwards rode down to the harbour.
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By the time we got back to our room it was time to get ready for supper. We went out to eat and Vicki found the spot. Merchant Men… Seafood. It was very good and we waddled home after 10 o’clock. A late night by our standards.

Tomorrow we have to plan the next leg of our journey. Will keep you posted.

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