There has always been talk that the mosquitoes in Manitoba and Northern Ontario are terrible. Well I disagree. The worst ones have been in Prince Edward Island and tonight in Nova Scotia. I work like a madman getting dinner over with, cleaning up and then diving into the tent hiding from the little buzzing pests.
I was the first on first off the ferry which takes about 75 minutes. The ride to Pictou on the 106 was good. No traffic and wide shoulders. In Pictou I picked up some groceries at Sobey's and then proceeded on to the 104. The busy 104.
There was lots of traffic. Well it is the Trans Canada Hwy. And it's the only route to Cape Breton Island in Northern Nova Scotia. So I persevered. It was noisy and the most deafening vehicle is the motorcycle. I think the hearing in my left ear has suffered during this trip. And why is it motorcycles are so noisy? Does it serve a purpose?
Oops. I better get of my soapbox.
So I peddled along to exit 37 and got to the Linwood Harbour Campground about 5:30.
It was one of those hurried evenings. I got the tent set up with the help of a beer I picked up at the convenience store I passed getting here, showered, shaved, did laundry, cleaned and lubed the bike chain, made dinner and cleaned up just as it was getting dark at 8. Phew!
Now I'm writing this and am a bit tired. Probably from that early start.
I'm going for another early start tomorrow as I am looking at catching the ferry to Newfoundland. I think it sails every other day so I'd like to catch it tomorrow than wait in North Sydney for the Wednesday sailing. It's a 14 hour sailing so I should get lots of rest.
Oh! And it leaves North Sydney about 10:30 at night.
I forgot. The picture of my bike is one of the most colourful stops I've had by the side of the road albeit a construction site.
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