20.09.2013 - 20.09.2013 73 °F
Arose late to brilliant sunshine. Linda and I looked at each other and both new we were done. My back was sore. We knew we still had a long ride home. We praised the ferry. But alas, we knew there would be no real riding today. Therewerecertainly places to go and beauty to see, but that will have to wait for another trip. Nova Scotia has been everything and more that I had envisioned. We are both elated that we took on the challenge and did it. Now, it's time to listen to our bodies, admit our ages, and enjoy a quiet day. So, we did laundry and I finished the oatmeal packets we had been carrying with us. We will take the Road King and ride into town for lunch on the boardwalk, which I would have sung, but Linda threatened to swim to Saint John if I started! I suppose my voice is an acquired taste. We will also ride down to check out the ferry, as we have to arrive there at 7am tomorrow for an eight departure time. We' have dinner back at the Inn. Watched a seal play while laundry was going.
We walked the boardwalk and had lunch at The Boardwalk Cafe--scallops that melted in my mouth. Went into a local artist's shop and bought a few ceramic things plus a pot holder all of which are being shipped to the States. Went Down to the ferry. And saw it was less than three minutes from our Inn. Saw a guy in one of those reflective vests and approached him for information. Turned out he was the owner of the ferry and one heck of a nice guy. He even belly laughed when I told him Linda and I were prepared to tow the ferry out into the channel with our cycles, if needed!
Went back to the Inn, had dinner and did more laundry. Then loaded up the cycles for tomorrow.
If it sounds like a relaxed day, it was.