Driving the Cabot Trail
The only action the bike saw today was when we returned to the motel in Baddeck and Bryan cleaned the chain. We spent the day on the Cabot Trail, stopping at Ingonish to see Jim and Sharon Gunn, longtime friends of Jan and Gord Webster. We were just in time to see a very exciting finish to the fourth stage of the Tour de France. Jim and Sharon's son-in-law, Levi Leipheimer, rides with Lance Armstrong for the Astana team. What a race!
After that warm encounter, we continued on the Cabot Trail, stopping several places along the way to enjoy short hikes and the scenery. It is a spectacular combination of woodland and ocean vistas along a winding road. A very definite bonus was the sunshine that we enjoyed all day long. Bryan noted that he had ridden in rain from Thunder Bay, Ontario and on. Today, a day without the bike, the sun came out! The finale was a tasty supper at an Acadian restaurant at Cheticamp some 4 hours later. Bryan is always hungry so anytime is a good time to eat. I hope that changes when we settle into life at home!
Tomorrow, Bryan will bike the 56 km or so to North Sydney where we will catch the ferry to Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland at 6:30pm. We'll have some time to tour the area before we leave.