I finally arrived in Charlottetown PEI after 2 full days of riding. I left Montreal around 12:00PM yesterday, I was planning to get to Fredericton by 9:00 or so, but after around just over 500Kms of riding, it was pouring down pretty hard, it was dark out, and I seriously felt like my life was in danger. So I threw in the towel and stayed at the Days Inn in Edmunston New Brunswick. When I arrived at the hotel, I took my riding boots off and poured about 20 ML of water into the toilet. It felt good to take a warm shower and get a good night’s sleep.
I woke up bright and early this morning 7:30AM New Brunswick time (6:30AM EST). I left around 8:30AM and rode all day. What a beautiful ride. The sun reflecting off the water with the mountainous terrain in the background is a beautiful thing to see. The natural beauty from Quebec all the way to PEI was amazing.
When I crossed the PEI Confederation Bridge, I thought I was going to die. The wind was so powerful that I was actually getting blown almost out of the lane. I actually pulled the bike over to the side of the road to let the other cars go by, then I continued as slow as I possibly could. I was getting blown to the left, while the wind was blowing to the right. I think the wind was actually bouncing off the barriers. Most bridges have a side-rail made of bars and the wind can blow right through it, but the rail on this bridge is actual concrete barriers, so the wind just goes crazy when it bounces off. I’m going to take the Ferry over to Nova Scotia when I leave. You couldn’t pay me enough to do that bridge again.
I’m trying to find a place to stay in Charlottetown right now, I’ll probably stay here for 2 nights and check out the scenery during the day.
So far I’ve ridden over 1800Kms. I rode a total of 600 kms today.