59.10 km - Total so far 3,050.70 km
We set up camp last night under a bit of rain and we had to improvise shelter for cooking and eating. With the help of bungee cords and a silicon nylon tarp, we put together the shelter below.
|Improvise, adapt and overcome.|
As I was packing the tent and shelter, Hélène biked to see the waterfall that was pictured on the park's website and that she could hear all night. She came back with tales of a lot more. She had pictures of waterfalls and of salmon going through the fish ladder. We have seen quite a few fish ladder in our travels but this was a first.
|Fishermen deciding where the best spot is for salmon|
|The two dark shapes on the light coloured square are salmons |
making their way up the fish ladder
The David Smallwood Park is a provincial park and as such does not have the types of services found in a private campground. What it does have are very good rates, a walking trail and if you are a fisherman, a salmon river.
|Gambo has its own heavy metal band "The Wood-cutters"|
|A small military detachment (from L to R) a soldier with a rifle and |
scope, a gun with a detachment member and finally, up a little
higher, an artillery forward observer with his binoculars
|From Gambo looking out over Freshwater Bay|
The sun eventually came out but it did not get that much warmer as the forecasted maximum for today was 14 degrees Celsius. That temperature makes it pretty uncomfortable, as you sweat a lot going up hill and it gets pretty chilly as you gain speed descending on the other side.
At the restaurant yesterday, we were told how nice the road was through Terra Nova Park since it is a federal park. In the picture below, I am on the shoulder of the road. As we entered the park, there was a sign warning all road users that there was construction for the next 40 km and to be careful.
|The shoulder is incredibly wide at Terra Nova Park.|
|Almost 6 inches gap between surface of road and the missing |
shoulder to our right as we ride on the road.
|The mandatory Newfoundland River picture.|
|Terra Nova Park from a cyclist's perspective|
36.72 miles - Total so far 1,895.61 miles