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Into Cape Breton

Neither rain, nor wind, nor threat of snow....

Bryan made good time this morning with a nice tailwind despite the the constant drizzle. He left the motel at 9:00am, covering 93 km by the time I finally caught up to him at 1:30. Continuing on, I waited for him at the tourism centre at Port Hasting, just across the Canso Causeway. By then there were showers interspersed with sunny moments. He arrived at 3:00 to recharge for the next leg into Baddeck. I had booked a lovely motel set back from the highway a long ways, overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake and settled in to wait for him. He arrived at 7:00, having completed a total of 230 km in buffeting winds and dropping temperatures. (only 10 degrees here tonight) However, we had set this as a goal and Bryan came through.

Again, we have been impressed by the way people open their homes to strangers, even though tourism is a cottage industry. These past two nights, we have stayed with people who had added on to their home to create a motel. We've seen this often. Perhaps some of these stately homes were just too big for the average family. We both appreciate the architecture, almost as much as the scenery.

Tomorrow, we will drive up to the Cabot Trail for a day of touring and hiking together. I've seen the sights but Bryan has missed the tours I've enjoyed. It's time we did something together!

Total this week: 1281 km

Posted by Janet Akre 17:29

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