Pedaling in PEI : Day 2

Monday, August 29.

Riviere du Loup, QC to Summerside, PEI by car.

Sun and cloud with rain and wind. 21C

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This morning we awoke to an impressive vista overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

After a quick trip to the IGA we ate breakfast at the hotel before hitting the road. We have some other family traveling out east right now so we planned a rendezvous in Saint Leonard.

Without much trouble we found them.

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My brother Chris and my sister-in-law are en route to the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby, Nova Scotia. Mom and Vicki were digging their ride or perhaps they were showing off in front of the Windsor Spitfire hockey boys?

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Once all of us were on the road again we were zipping along through New Brunswick. I suggested we stop at the place where we got those tasty chips one time. Florenceville? Nope. Hartley? Close. Back up by the highway we found the Covered Bridge Chip factory and loaded up.

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We have been practicing the rolling picnic technique, eating snacks while driving. When we run low on food or see something tempting, we stop.
Such as at the Green Pig Farm Market.

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The weather did what it wanted today. Sporadic rain drops, sunshine and then as we were crossing the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island it suddenly produced strong wind gusts and a huge double rainbow.

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We crossed slowly, but safely to the island and stopped at the visitor centre for some information.

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By the time we arrived in Summerside, the sky cleared up and the sun came out.

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We took a quick tour of town – missed a turn – and found the grocery store. 8pm and it is supper time!

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Tomorrow we plan on actually riding our bikes. Seriously!

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Pedaling in PEI

Sunday, August 28.

Ajax, ON to Riviere du Loup, PQ. 938km by car.

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Welcome to our latest adventure. It was hot and humid when we left Ajax this morning and it was 12C and wet when we arrived in Riviere du Loup just after 9pm.

We stopped a few times along the way to stretch, snack and switch drivers. There are 3 of us on this trip, my Mom, my sister Vicki and myself.

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We will have one more day of driving tomorrow until we reach Prince Edward Island.

Stay tuned for more…

Summer 2015: The Family Route

Day 11: Shediac, Alma, Cape Enrage, Hopewell Rocks, Hillsborough, Riverview and Moncton ( by car).
Sunday, August 30.
Sunny with a Summer fog. 23C.

After sleeping in this morning we had oatmeal for breakfast in our room. We stopped by the bakery on the way out of Shediac but they are not open on Sundays. On our way to Alma we stopped in Fundy National Park to witness a Summer fog.

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We walked around through Alma and visited the farmer’s market.

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After that we stopped for lunch at Cape Enrage under a blanket fog.

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By the time we had finished eating the fog had lifted.

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Then we took a walk along the beach.

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After an impressive morning touring around in New Brunswick, we decided to stop at Hopewell Rocks. The tide was out and we took a walk on the ocean floor.

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The “Flower Pot Rocks” are larger tan life and beyond words to describe.

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Despite the throngs of other tourists we were able to enjoy some of the beach to ourselves. It was a memorable visit.

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Carrying on from Hopewell we stopped briefly in Hillsborough where my maternal Great Grandmother was born. I wondered if any of the pictures she painted were scenes from the area.

We made a brief stop in Riverview to see the Spongey Seat guy who makes ergonomic bicycle seats and then we continued on to Moncton where we found a place to stay for the night. It was 8pm by this point so we had another late supper in our room. 

Midnight has snuck up on us again! Tomorrow we will be heading to Nova Scotia.