61.80 km - Total so far 3,191.00 kmRWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/trips/15882014
As we headed off to Belleview Beach, our destination for the day, we made a point to stop at the place we had planned to "wild camp". As you can see in the picture, it was pretty wild and was overseen by a huge cement moose. The place would have been perfect. It had a tourist information building (closed for the season, a large flag pole and an expensive looking rock sculpture and yes lots of grass. Maybe on our next visit to Newfoundland we can stay there!
|Hélène standing next to "Alphonse the moose"|
|I would have gone with a three rock arrangement to make it |
look "lighter". Four rocks just look so heavy
|This is for our friends that work or have retired from Hydro Quebec|
|My rear fender got severely bent at the front. Being made of plastic,|
I later just popped it back into shape.
|The reflective triangle normally is located well below the spare tire|
|The cause of the problem, top middle, a deck screw sticking out the side of my new and bloody expensive rear tire|
|A more dramatic view of the result|
|Check that skid mark, almost 15 feet long and I kept the bicycle |
upright and under control
|Looks a lot like the puncture Hélène experienced near Cochrane, Alberta in 2015|
We wanted to know if we simply put a tire patch to plug the two holes and re-use the tire. Pulling the deck screw out would have made the side wall hole much bigger, so I unscrewed it instead.
I used a tire patch to plug the holes, put in a new tube and installed the wheel and we were back on the road heading to Arnold's Cove. We decided to stop in Arnold's Cove because it is close to the Trans Canada Highway and we had viewed their website and videos that discussed "Resettlement". Resettlement was a provincial / federal program that involved moving people and their homes from isolated communities to so called growth areas/centres. Under the program, 620 people (130 families) were moved from islands in Placentia Bay to Arnold's Cove.
|Two Resettlement homes that would have been floated to Arnold's |
Cove.The homes are easy to spot as they look alike
|The Drake Heritage House|
|You are first taken aback by the floor covering but it grows on you|
|The wharf in Arnold's Cove|
The scenery has significantly changed as we near the Avalon Peninsula. There are more mountains, steeper and longer climbs and a lot less trees. The trees that we see appear to be a lot smaller. There is also a lot more traffic than before.
|There has to be a challenging bicycle climb somewhere in |
|Newfoundland's Provincial flower the Purple pitcher plant|
There was also a bit of wind yesterday, both Edwin and Crosswind.
|The view onto Tickle Bay at Belleview Beach Campground|
38.40 miles - Total so far 1,982.79 miles