So now that's Gabe's, Val's and Leslie's birthdays I've missed because of this trip. I'm going to have to bake two cheesecakes when I return. And that's just the beginning.
I left the River Run Campground around 8:30 and headed East down the 112. I was a bit concerned at first because the road was in pretty bad shape. I know I've mentioned rough roads numerous times before so today I thought it would be a good idea to take a picture so you'll get an idea of what it is I'm talking about. Luckily conditions improved just a few kilometres down the road.
As I mentioned yesterday the 112 doesn't have a lot of services near it's asphalt surface. I fact today there wasn't anything until Salisbury, about 70km away, where there's all sorts of fast food places and stores. It looked like Salisbury's commercial area was a reaction to the sparseness before arriving in town.
Salisbury is where I also changed roads. So now I was on the 106. But a ways down the 106 it's closed and I had to detour which helped get my mileage up today. I was expecting to ride about 125 km. Ha! So there I was on some busy road heading right into Moncton which is where I didn't want to be. The detour did manage to make a turn and had me riding on a bike lane back down to the 106. But things got a bit confusing about which direction to go so I had to pull out the smartphone, actually twice, and got going in the right direction.
That direction was toward Shediac. A busy little town.
I rode through and headed to the campground. Got here at 7.
Now I had some idea, I guess a bit of imagination, that Parlee Beach Campground would be on the beach. In my head I could see campsites looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Well that's not the case. The campground is just a regular campground with trees and the usual amenities.
The beach is a ten minute walk away.
I hope to see the ocean tomorrow.
One more thing... Happy Birthday Leslie!
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