Thursday, September 15, 2016

Low bridge, everybody down.

Last night I must have been completely fried. I paid for two nights when I really wanted to move on in the morning. After unnecessarily anguishing all night I stopped at the office. The proprietor at Wishing Start Campground in Shediac, NB, noted that I looked refreshed . . . then, as nicely as could be, gave me full credit for the second night. (Not all places will do this.) When I checked in, I must have looked as bad as I felt. Very nice.

Followed the Acadian Coastal Drive in Eastern New Brunswick as closely as possible. Gypsy (or as Scott would call her, the Navabitch) kept trying to take me back twenty kilometers so I would go her way. I should have listened – she was guiding me away from bridges with clearance and weight limitations that would scalp the Ark and possibly send me for an icy swim. Thank goodness they were well marked. And thank goodness for the Convert Free app – the signs were all in metric.

Best and worse on the evening's hike: Worst – for the first time the mosquitos got to me. Best – the sunset was, well, look at the pictures.

Nice trail for evening hike
Gobs of birds feeding in the sand (mud)





















And, of course, the sunset itself
– complete with jets racing across the sky



















160916 - Low bridge, everybody down
Odometer: 92,038
Miles today: 84
Location: Kouchibouguac, NB 
Facility: Kouchibouguad National Park Campground



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