May 17th: Moose x 2
After two weeks of traveling through the heart of moose country we have finaly seen them. Both my mom and I had separate moose sightings in totally different sections of the road. I was stopped dead in my tracks by a bull, his summer antlers coming in nicely, which had decided to cross the highway as I approached. Since I have very little interest in having a right-of-way dispute with a thousand pound animal I decided to stop and weight for him to make his way across. I wasn’t the only one of course, my friend was undisturbed by the lines of traffic building up on either side of the highway and stood staring at us curiously, right in the middle of the road, for a couple of minutes before deciding it was time to leave.
Other than that the ride today was pretty uneventful. We drove back to the highway from the camp we were in last night and I started off from where I had stopped yesterday. It had been raining all night and the sky was still looking angry so I wanted to get an early start to see if I could out run the worst of it. I ended up getting lucky, I only rode though a couple of light showers and then I was able to get under cover and wait out the worst of the storms. With the help of a light tail wind I was able to reach White River by the early afternoon, about a half hour before the real rain kicked in!
I had two possible destinations for today, the first being White River and the second being a small provincial park about 30 km further down the road. Taking the weather and my miraculous ability to stay ahead of schedule still, I decided to stop in White river despite it still being early.
We now find ourselves holed up in the RV waiting out the storm. I am hoping it will pass over in the night, but I am prepared for a wet day of riding tomorrow, and feeling vary good about the progress I am making!
Activity tip: Treat yourself once in a while. There is more to being healthy than just working out and eating right. Taking time to relax, whether you get a massage, go for a hot tub, relaxing the body and mind is an important part of staying healthy.