Epic Ride, Day 48:
I’m in Nova Scotia, riding back roads through beautiful country at a much more leisurely pace.
I only did 177 miles Wednesday! (I’m writing on Thursday morning after eating brunch at a lovely restaurant/art gallery/emporium in Summerville on the Avon Peninsula, which is part of the south shore of the Bay of Fundy.
I started to title this the “Fundy-est Place I’ve ever been. From the time I rode into Nova Scotia yesterday morning, I was close to the Bay of Fundy. I rode to Parrsboro, a pretty little town with a good restaurant right on the beach.
If you’re not familiar with the Bay of Fundy, it’s the site of some of the greatest tidal variations anywhere on earth. I got to the restaurant about 1/2 hour after low tide and watched it rise several feet while I ate clams and enjoyed a conversation with a family at the next table.
I also talked to a young man from Montreal who was riding his BMW G650GS around Nova Scotia. He spoke very little English and I speak very little French, but we both spoke “Motorcycle Touring.” 🙂
After eating, I continued east on the north shore, stopping to look at Five Islands and the Five Islands Lighthouse.
While eating supper, one of the other diners was a young man pedaling a unicycle 70-80km/day. For the technically-interested, he had a 36″ wheel and 110mm crank-arms. I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like riding down a steep hill on that thing! He carries a tail-pack and a front-pack on the unicycle and a 27-liter backpack on his own back and camps in a hammock.
Stats for Day 47: Day, 177 miles; Trip, 16,906 miles; Year, 22,097 miles; Total, 74,067 miles.