To date: 2,121 km
To go: 5,679 km
Started the day with a healthy, hearty breakfast of oatmeal and followed that up with donuts and pastries at the local bakery! Oh well, good intentions of not being completely glutenous.
I was regretting stuffing myself with sugar and chocolate as soon as we turned back onto the Hwy 10 and I saw the road rising above me. Nothing says good morning like a massive climb – massive by Prairie standards, not BC standards.
The ride was pleasant with a wind propelling us along. The birds in these areas are very territorial – red-wind blackbirds will call out at you as you go through, but today there was an abundance of another type of small bird. These ones would ‘pretend’ to attack you – swooping at your head and dive-bombing you until you got the h*** out of their home!
Melville has got to be the smallest, least-happening city I have ever been to. We struggled to find a restaurant that was open! We were directed to the Flamingo – the only place in town – and had some mediocre food.
A few interesting facts:
- Melville is home to the first Dairy Queen ever in Canada
- The town was named after a man who died when the Titanic sank
- 6 NHL players have come from Melville
We found a campground for the night and were able to stay and shower for free!