Day 5: Salem to Napanee 86km
Friday, April 21
Cloudy with a strong SW wind. 9C
Finally the wind was blowing in the direction we were travelling and it made for great pedalling today. After a delicious pancake breakfast at the Burken B&B and some more great conversation we were on the road by 10:30am.
It was quite foggy so we started with our lights on an began riding east towards Brighton. Next we travelled through Carrying Place and along Hwy 3 beside the Bay of Quinte. Near Rednersville we stopped at the Campbell’s Orchards where we bought a few snacks and some hot soup to go with our lunch. We ate at a table outside and kept it quick because it was still pretty cool out. After lunch we crossed over the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge into Belleville.
There is a great paved trail in Bellville that follows alongside the Moira River and we rode north on the trail until our turn east towards Napanee.
Still the wind was pushing us along and after another ninety minutes of pedalling we finally arrived at our motel. We were tired but also a little elated for making it so far.
My Dad drove in from the cottage to join us for supper and we walked across the street to Tammy’s Country Kitchen. The food was good and we were back in our room in time to put our feet up and watch the hockey game. We will see how our legs feel tomorrow…