08-28-2007, 07:07 AM
Canadian living in exile
Joined: Jul 2004
Pugwash to Cape Breton Island
It pours all night….and into the morning. So, what do we think of riding in the rain?
We decide we’ll still ride the sunrise trail, we’re not in a hurry, it’s not raining all that hard, so off we go. Did I mention we had some beer left over from the previous night? No worries, we’ll stuff them between my tent and my sleeping bag… they should stay in there. About half way between Pictou and Cape St. George Merc pulls up and says “hey… you’ve dropped a beer”. I guess it rolled out like a 12 ounce depth charge and exploded in front of him… I thought it was funny
CapeSt. George in the rain? check the pruny finger
gotta just laugh
a long wet slog brings us across the Canso Causeway
and to Cape Breton Island
we opt for a hotel tonight (as it’s still raining) and settle in to the Mariner’s Inn… $120 / night! Ouch! But wait.. there’s more! They have a nice pub, but oh no…. Merc sees Chinese Buffet next door “best in town” the sign says. Awful! But that’s OK, I shamed him into paying, we hit the NSLC, pick up some local NS wines (Jost Vineyards) and settle in to watch some TV with all our clothes and gear spread out to dry in the room.
End of day three
Only 176 very soggy miles…. Seemed a lot longer