Couple things to note: PEI is stunning. It looks really similar to New Brunswick except the hills are smaller and there's water everywhere and it's incredibly green. For those of you who said this little island is worth the detour we give you a big thank-you.
|Canada Day, Victoria Park, Charlottetown.|
We rolled over some hills, under some trees, around some penninsulas and eventually we rolled right into Charlottetown after an easy 57kms. It's very interesting that once upon a time a bike ride approaching 60kms would have been considered a decent workout and now it's considered an off day. Distances really are a relative thing and we've really improved our cycling ability.
Once we arrived in Charlottetown we went straight to the waterfront to enjoy the start of the Canada Day celebrations. There was a singing of the national anthem to kick things off and a 21 gun salute that initially scared us half to death and had us jumping while eating our "Loaded Fries" under the sun of the park. The day was hot, the fries were good, we were right on schedule and the scenery was spectacular.
We continued our little wandering of discovery around some of the other Canada Day attractions and managed to get into it with Red and White style! Pictures, sticker tatoo's, red and white cupcakes, and of course a busker show that I got volunteered to participate in. Definite nerve wracking moment as this goofy busker juggled some knives right over my body while I lied in the grass in front of hundreds of people. Thankfully it was over quickly and we recommenced our day by searching for accomodations; having spent the previous two nights outside and feeling like a place to put our stuff down in the city was necessary we headed towards the local youth hostel while checking our the prices for other Hotels. Naturally, we ended up at the hostel and signed in.
The rest of the day was spent relaxing, and mingling with the other guests. We enjoyed a free late lunch of Canada Day burgers before hitting the computers hard with updates, blogs and emails - and though not as strenuous or exhausting as biking the day still felt tiring but great.
Chnage of narrative!
|Kyle's birthday DQ on the pier.|
Happy Canada Day and Happy Birthday Kyle. What a great way to celebrate.