To date: 1,968.5 km
To go: 5,831.5 km
The ride into Regina was not terribly exciting – we stuffed ourselves at a buffet and then wobbled our way through the downtown (at my insistence – a little bit of sight-seeing!). The highlight for me was spotting a pelican! Who knew there are pelicans in the prairies….
The wind was behind us again today and we were flying. Although I was going in the 30s (km/h) Alex was still miles ahead. Somehow we lost each other – Siggy and I got to the turn-off for the city-center and Alex was nowhere to be seen. Usually we meet-up at any point where we could get separated. We decided just to head downtown anyway and see if we could spot him somewhere…… I forgot how big cities can be!
We stopped at Wescana Lake and I was blown away at this hidden gem – such a beautiful lake and park! I made a mental note to come back here and explore the bird sanctuary tomorrow – a rest day. We headed down town to find some food – and alas – everything was closed pretty much (sundays, sigh). We ended up in the food court…..
Siggy works from his computer, so we decided to use a motel for it’s wifi for our stay in Regina. I sent Alex a message with our location and later that night he showed up. He had taken a side trip into a little town and we must have passed him without knowing it.
The following day we rode around the lake – and the bird sanctuary. I was thrilled to find a little enclosed petting-zoo-esque area where you could go in with the birds – I was even more thrilled to find a resident Pelican. He posed for several photos for me before waddling off to lay down. During this process it became evident why he lives in the enclosure – he only has one wing. Poor fellow.
Not too much else to report – just that I have realized that if I keep eating ice cream as I do, it will soon stop being special – this is a problem.