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Day 74: Friday, August 23

The headwind was up to 90 kilometres today. It was a slow slog. The funny thing is Lethbridge, Newfoundland, isn't far from where we are. Lethbridge, Alberta, is where I live and it's a windy area as well! We didn't do a lot of miles because of the wind being so exhausting. We stopped for lunch...
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Day 73: Thursday, August 22

This morning we stopped by Tim Horton's for coffee. When I was outside rummaging through my bags some ladies came over and talked to me. I gave Claudia a postcard of my book cover and she said, "You have to see this picture I have." She went to her car and returned with a picture...
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Day 72: Wednesday, August 21

We woke up to discover a big animal dent in the grass beside TR's tent. We figure a moose may have wandered up in the night and laid down for a rest. For a province that is overrun with these creatures, they sure are stealthy! We have yet to see one. There were strong winds today;...
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Day 71: Tuesday, August 20

It was a cold ride today. It feels like fall is here. The leaves on the trees are turning yellow. I had to pick up sweatpants and a flannel jacket just to combat the cold. We found a campground in South Brook; however, they don't allow tenters so we had to rogue camp at a closed...
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Day 70: Monday, August 19

I've enjoyed travelling in Newfoundland. One of the reasons is there isn't much road kill hogging the shoulder of the road. They don't have skunks here, and until recently they didn't have porcupines or snakes either. However, I'm told by the locals that hay brought to the island has carried over snakes and porcupines. People...
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Day 69: Sunday, August 18

We considered renting a van in Corner Brook to drive up the Viking Trail and then drive the rest of the way to St. John's. None of us had planned on these extra ten days on the road because we were going to take the long ferry, which would have put us at a day...
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Day 68: Saturday, August 17

As I'm going 50 kilometres or so down a long hill today, some jackass felt it was a good time to pull up beside me in his big Chevy and ask for directions to Port Aux Basque. Let me explain about the one main road in Newfoundland. There is basically one major highway, which is...
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Day 67: Friday, August 16

We travelled from just outside Port Aux Basques to somewhere around Crabbe's River. In 2008, the bridge by Crabbe's River was washed out due to a flood. Rencently the new bridge was finished. Underneath this new bridge made for a perfect rogue camping spot. A clear river with salmon jumping in the water and a...
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Day 66: Thursday, August 15

Last night the ferry guy told us we would have to board the ferry around 7:30 a.m. so we set our alarm to get up at 6:30. We woke up at 6:15 and around 6:30 a ferry employee came by to tell us they were waiting for us. It was a mad dash to pull...
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Day 65: Wednesday, August 14

It was a nice ride from Whycocomagh to North Sydney. There were no shoulders; however, the hills were reasonable and the traffic minimal. Well, there was one hill that seemed to go on forever. Sweat was dripping off of us when we finally made it to the top! Although, we avoided going over Kelly's Mountain,...
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