To date: 3,256 km
To go: 4,544 km
It was a fast ride today – the wind was behind us and we were flying. It was rather upsetting though to see our beautiful shoulders disappear and return to the gravel type. Oh the stress. Will I ever get used to it?
Not a whole lot interesting to report today. There are crickets everywhere – often they are sitting in the little shoulder we do have – and I always wonder why? What do they get from being on the pavement rather than the grass? It is quite concerning to me as when I ride up to one of these sitting insects they leap in panic – but in the wrong direction. Not to the safety of the grass, but the sudden death of my wheels. Why? This happens multiple times a day. When will they learn?
I roll into Ignace around 2:30pm – Alex is waiting for me, drinking his beer. I am starving so we head to the Esso Restaurant across the road – and I begin to feed……. started with a cup of tea and a chocolate chip cookie, then a salad then a burger and half a poutine… it was a lot of food. I could hardly haul myself onto my bike and wobble down the road.
We checked out the campground but $27 for a tent site was too expensive so we set up in the bush. I was feeling so stuffed and ill, I laid down and fell asleep at 4pm. Woke up later around 8pm to eat some Sour JuJubes then back to sleep again!