Since leaving Prince Edward Island, we've slowed down our pace. We discovered we had not been faithful enough in taking our rest days, and it was catching up with us. So we cut back on our miles, took some time off to relax, and are taking our time following the Acadian Coastal Drive up the coast of New Brunswick. With bright sunny skies and warm days, it's been very easy to stop and enjoy the sights along the way. Oh, and we've been more attentive to fitting in our daily ice cream stops as well!
I think pictures tell the story the best:
We also spent a wonderful afternoon and evening with Warm Showers hosts Charles and Marthe. They whisked us off to Kouchibouguac National Park where we walked the pristine and uncrowded sand beach on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. It was a treat to see the park, as we would not have ventured that far off our route, and it was clearly worth the visit. Charles is an avid cyclist and he and Marthe have big plans for a post-retirement tour next year, so we had plenty of fodder for conversation. We haven't been as well fed as we were in less than 24 hours at their house – we were amazed what we could consume when such good home made food was graciously put in front of us! Our send-off included Charles' signature lobster omelettes, and great advice on local roads and a bike shop, which proved invaluable.
We're rather liking this new pace, especially as it encourages us to see more along the way. But with 1,100 miles still to go, we can't dilly dally too long.