Bicycling Across Canada 2013 travel blog

The group awoke early, and we were all ready to leave by 6:00 am. Rather than wait until the University of New Brunswick's cafeteria opened at 7:30 am, we headed into town and stopped at Cora's for breakfast. We were finished eating and on our way by 7:00 am.

The recommended route had us taking Highway 105 along the North shore of the Saint John River for 50 km past Maugerville and McGowans Corner, over the Jemseg River and onto Highway 695 for 35 km to Springfield, then onto Highways 124 and 114 past Norton and Apohaqui to Sussex, where we were camping for the night.

It started raining a little as we left Cora's, but it soon stopped. Highway 105 was mostly flat and there was no wind, so the first half of the ride went by quickly. I passed close to CFB Gagetown where my son was doing his military training, but he was not able to get time off for us to spend time together, which was unfortunate. The second half went through forested areas and had a few tough hills, but they were spaced far enough apart to allow time to recover. I arrived in Sussex at 11:45 am and, not having seen the Cycle Canada truck pass me on the road, decided to stop in town for a quick lunch at McDonald's. I then continued onto the Three Bears Campground, where I arrived at about 12:45 pm, shortly after the truck.

Overall, it was an enjoyable ride. Unfortunately, nothing particular caught my eye, so I took no pictures today.

Dinner tonight was rice pilaff, mussels, poached salmon and edamame bean salad.

GPS Coordinates: 45o46'59"N, 65o21'4"W

Weather: Overcast and warm in the morning, clearing in the afternoon

Distance Travelled: 135 km

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