My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 62: Ferry to Newfoundland

June 28th: Sydney, NS to Doyles, NL: 60km by bike

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Biked 20k to get to the ferry. Yay! A break from biking!

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Phill met two really interesting people. They were from Toronto/Hamilton, and had just spent a month farming in Cape Breton, and were now on their way to FL to hitchhike and the like. The one girl, Tings, is super cool. She makes me feel lonely: to meet someone like her makes me want to be with someone like that… but I haven’t had the privilege of dating anyone close to that. She had taken Arts & Science at Mac, and was currently doing her Master’s in Architecture. Her and a friend biked around Europe. She made a comic book about Hamilton. [here’s her website]

After talking to her and having lunch with Phill I went to the top deck and just looked out on the ocean and reflected on how amazing this whole trip is. 900 more kilometers to go though!

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Biked 40k into Doyles. Found a campsite. The first 20k had some of the most gorgeous scenery I’ve ever seen. Then we experienced wind that blew us into the road. A car honked at us. But as Phill pointed out, “What, does he think we did that on purpose?”

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Camped out at a nice site in Doyles. We made a fire and ate KD with broccoli and hot dogs.

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About dontdontoperate

28 year old originally from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. H.B.Sc. from UofT with a major in chemistry and a double minor in philosophy and math. M.Sc. from UofT in physiology and neuroscience. Finished my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at McMaster in the fall of 2013.
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