Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 55 Aug. 20 2009

Pictou NS to Port Hastings Cape Breton NS

Depart: 8:30am
Arrive: 5:00 .

Daily Distance: 130.19 km
Time: 6:52:40
Odo: 6571 km/hr
Max: 48.8 km/hr
Avg. Speed 18.9 km/hr

Weather: Sunny/ 28 deg
Wind W 10
Roads: Hilly
Shoulder: (C+) narrow in several sections but in good shape.

My buddy Dale met me at 7:30 this morning, bought breakfast and rode with me for the first 15 km. He drove up from Halifax and it was good to spend time catching up and swapping notes.
The route was hilly today but it was somewhat cooler so I only had to bring out the Sham Wow once.
I'm down to my last leg on the mainland tomorrow, 140 km to the North Sydney. Ferry to NFLD which leaves at 11:00pm Friday night. Once in NFLD I may break up the last 130 km into 2 days depending on when the ferry arrives in Argentia NFLD.
I'll be up and on the road early so I get the boat tomorrow, I was scheduled to sail on the 24th but I want to be on the rock before Hurricane Bill causes Ferry disruptions.