June 20th: East coast all the way
Well it has been a day out of a east coast novel of movie. Picture perfect fishing villages and splendid seascapes welcome me around every turn. I can honestly say that I love the riding through Nova Scotia.
Despite the great weather and wonderful scenery though it is hard to get excited for a day of riding. After over 80 days on the road and over 6000 km I am ready to be done. My only motivation is to finish the ride now and it has been hard to get excited over the wonderful towns we are traveling through. I am going to have to come back in a couple of years and do a bike tour of just Nova Scotia in order to appreciate all its wonders.
Not too much in the way of exciting news to report. We have been having fantastic fog over the water during the morning and then it clears up in the afternoon as if allowing us a quick glimpse of some hidden kingdom.
Everyone in the Maritimes continues to impress us with their kindness and hospitality, but everyone also enjoys the small town laid back life. I was hoping to use the Internet in a library during my lunch break but when we got there I found out that it was only open from 5-7 at night. I am a big fan of that attitude though and I can only hope life will eventually find me in a small town where you don’t have to lock your door and everyone knows your name.
The infrastructure for tourism in Nova Scotia is also fantastic. There are wonderful inns and B&Bs around every corner and everyone offers its own lovely charms. Tonight we find ourselves in the small town of Sherbrooke home to a historical village and a wonderful campsite on the river with famous fish and chips!
I am keeping this one short because I have to be outside while I write and the bugs are driving me NUTS!!!!
Activity tip: When going outside in the Maritimes bring bug spray, lots of bug spray!