The Last Province

24 06 2016

Today we got on a ferry and entered Nova Scotia,  the last province. The LAST PROVINCE!!

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We say goodbye to PEI

We have two days of cycling left until we reach our destination of Halifax. I’m not sure how I feel about the end of the trip being so close,  there’s a number of conflicting thoughts in my head.  Maybe by the time we actually reach our destination I’ll have some of them figured out.

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Saying hello to Nova Scotia.

For right now, we are in Pictou, NS, the first village after the ferry reaches land.  The ferry was a neat experience,  we met a number  of other loaded cyclists–a couple of young women doing a loop of the eastern provinces,  starting and ending in Maine,  and a dad cycling with his two kids. It’s always assuring to know you’re not the only one doing a similar version of “slow touring”.

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One of the things we’ve been surprised about on this trip is the amount of time and effort it takes to find accommodation. Part of the challenge is that we can not make plans more than a day or two in advance.  Then we have some requirements.  Camping is OK, as long as food is available near by–since most campgrounds are doing their best to give people a “get-away-from-it-all” experience,  they often don’t work for us. B&B’s work well,  but can be frustrating getting in contact with the owner. Hotels are OK, but they can also be a long way from restaurants.  In both Charlottetown and Halifax,  accommodation, of any kind and at any price,  was difficult to find and we’ve used airbnb to find a place.

Two more days!!!

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