Newfoundland

Filling the Void

I've been in a bit of a fog since I returned from the bike trip. It was hard me to feel normal after being on the road for three months. In a way, life was easier bicycling across Canada. Every day, my main focus was "travel east." Returning home meant my focus was divided into all...
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Updates

During my Rest Days in St. John's, I managed to get down to the pier to see the Terry Fox memorial, close to the place where he dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic to start his journey. I love the quote on the wall behind him: "I just wish people would realize that anything...
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Stats and Other Random Stuff

I'm a little bit of a numbers nerd so I figured out some interesting stats about our trip. For one, I discovered my numbering of my days of biking was wrong on all my blog entries starting at Manning Park (which I have since corrected). Day 5 was actually a Rest Day because we got...
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In Memory of Luke Sell

This blog entry is dedicated to a friend, Luke Sell, who passed away earlier this week. At the beginning of our bike trip, Luke graciously opened up his home to us, and he didn't mind that we took over his dining room with our bike gear. For the days we stayed in his home, he never...
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Final Post … For Now!

Knowing that I didn't have to wake up early and get on the road made for a great sleep! I was able to do laundry, clean out my bags, and feel relaxed this morning. This afternoon I went to Chapters to do a book signing. The manager, Debbie, treated me like a princess! Debbie is a...
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Day 76: Sunday, August 25

We woke up to find big black slugs crawling on our tents. Seems fitting to have slug juice on our stuff from our last night of rogue camping! Our last day on the road was not easy. It was overcast and chilly, there were lots of hills, and there were no places to stop for food...
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Day 75: Saturday, August 24

We woke up at 6 a.m. in hopes of beating the wind; instead, we got cold rain. In Clarenville we stopped at Tim Horton's to get some hot coffee. We met Elliott. He travelled with a friend a couple of years ago by bicycle from St. John's to Toronto. He wants to travel across all...
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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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