I woke up late. I had planned on going for a run, but then thought better of it.
It was overcast and before long started to rain again. I had already popped my waterproofs on at the petrol station just up the road from the motel after seeing the rain clouds ahead, so I pushed on through the rain. There nothing else to do but get on, tuck in, ride and hope for sun.
I had a lot to look at, the Lawrence River to the left of me and the farms and forests to my right!
Again I found myself doing something silly….like riding my bike down a mud track, through some of the river to this stone island that lays in the middle of it all!
As I approached PEI I decided to give it a miss. Purely for time reasons. I was riding slowly all day and due to the late wake up and start time I wouldn’t have time to play on the island. I’m not too fussed as it saves a few miles and hours and my butt and bike will both apprcirete that. I’d rather see Cape Breton and so the Cabout Trail so I pushed on past PEI and kept hugging the coast road around towards Pugwash!
As the sun was setting the rain stared up again and I found myself checking into the Dutch Mill motel. I think I’m too tired to camp and sleep rough for the rest of the is trip. So to hell with it.
If I was rich man I’d be in a 5 star hotel each night after the long days ride. As much as I like camping, hotels were made for a reason. Camping is fun, but hotels are way better, and a 5 star hotel is way better than a roadside motel, but at least it has charm and character and a warm bed.
The rain has passed and the starts are out in full force above my head as I write this.
Here’s to tomorrow and the adventure that it brings!