Trip Distance: 76.71 km
Time in the saddle: 5 hrs 18 min
Lori's new speed record: 44.1 kmh
PEI: friendly, definitely not flat. Friendly Manitoba has nothing on PEI. I've been touched by the kindness we've encountered. Here are a few moments just from today.
We were both itching to get back on the road, so we decided to leave Brudenell a day early. We stopped at the camp office to see if they would transfer our last night's reservation to another park. "We're not supposed to do that anymore. It's a new rule this year. But I'll just give you a refund." Kind.
Next I called the hostess of our next campground to see if we could come a day early. No problem. "And it's gonna be a hot one today, be careful out there. If you guys need to be picked up somewhere, just give me a call and we will come get you!" She has also offered to do a grocery run for us, as the nearest grocery store is 25 km away. And we can store our perishables in the camp office fridge. Kind.
First restaurant we found after leaving Brudenell was a golf course at Rollo Bay, 45 km into our ride. We were very hungry and tired. We ordered food: scallop platter that came with fries, coleslaw and a 10 oz glass of local beer and a chicken Caesar wrap. He offered to let us try the beer first. Bram and I liked different ones, so he said he'd split them in different glasses for us. Except that he filled up two glasses full. I said, "Hey that's more than 5 oz!" He said with a smile, "I know." he continued to chat with us, and the subject of wine came up. He asked what we liked and I told him that I've recently discovered Apothic. "Oh! I have to give you one that I make, just a minute." he went to his cellar, brought us a bottle of wine that he makes and distributes and tossed in a cork screw so that we could enjoy it at the end of our ride. Also made sure we had enough to eat, saying he had more fries if we wanted (we didn't, we were full). No charge for the extra beer or wine. Kind.
We are now at our rest stop of Campbell's Cove Campground for a few days. No cell service and only a small wifi footprint. And Bram is making me peanut butter cup s'mores as I type this. :)