Aug 17 Day 78 94kms Fredericton – Coles Island (at T & T Campground)Ā 


Well today I can really tell that I needed that rest day. Feel so much better today on the bike. Oh, I found a private bathroom downstairs in the hostel with a shower so that was good this morning. Ya sharing a swinging door between the showers & the toilets in a co/ed bathroom wasn’t going to happen. 

Fredericton 


Walking/bike bridge leaving Fredericton 


Fredericton from the walking bridge

Got a new mirror then hit the road, wind at my back, so I was making amazing time. Took the 105 -which is a secondary road, alone the river for most of the day. Very beautiful, more little churches, farms and homes along the way. 

River really shallow in the middle


A potatoe


 The river must have flooded not to long ago, there was few time that debris was up onto the road.


Switch onto the Trans Canada Highway for the last part of the day. It was just like the Highway in the Prairies -wide shoulder, double lanes and the wind at my back. šŸ˜Š

I was at the campground by 2:00 which was great, lots of time to chill. Most of the site is seasonal camping. They own a golf course too. I’ll make some dinner soon then a walk. Wind is blowing like crazy, glad it was at my back today. 

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Aug 16 Day 77 26kms Mactaquac Provincial Park – Fredericton

The park beach from the Bridge 

The bridge from the park beach

Rest day – booked my flight homeā˜¹ļø Booked my hotel for the flight. Arranged for a bike box for the flight. 

Crash on this small portion on the trail, wasn’t expecting the already bad trail to get worse- hit the rock- shoe didn’t unclip in time- went down- broke my mirror (loved my mirror- was hard to find one that worked with my shifters)

Got the bike serviced – great store Savage’s Bicycle Center- they had me write a story in their book of cyclists. Neat idea. Really cool staff – Matt gave me some route tips. 

Stayed at the hostel – not cool like the ones in Montreal and Quebec City. Old rundown building- I had to go to the Campus to register & get my keys then the hostel is off campus about four blocks, I’m the only woman here, only co-ed bathroom (showers) on my floor. Seen a couple single toilet downstairs but no shower. Then tomorrow have go back to the campus-all uphill to get my deposit back & return keys. Not my thing 
Feeling rested šŸ˜Š