Day 65 Saint Vallier > Rivière du loup

Hey cheers guys great blogs. You guessed I was a little less than cheery! I have to say today has been a trial too. Rain, and gale force winds have hampered progress. The road is good passing through a combination of St Lawrence shores and scenery very similar to south Lincolnshire then climbing higher into countryside similar to Austria as I see the daunting Appalachian mountains waiting for me tomorrow when I take them on! Its New Brunswick and another time zone change just waiting for me! The good news is I have Rob with the car to dive into for a break. Stuart's saddle is very damp! Hopefully better weather soon. Found very friendly hotel with great welcome for cyclists so will chill out at last. Tomorrow I have a recorded interview with BBC Lincolnshire. It will be aired - I think on this Friday prior to the Canada Day Weekend at about lunch time your time! Not sure they know how crazy I am - good job it's recorded! Weather Rain rain rain cold Wind NE gale force Road Kill couldn't see spent most of the day trying to wipe my goggles! French Quebecian tried to reverse out of her drive over me! Guess she's read my blog!

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Lucy wrote:
Hi Jo,

Pleased to hear you're getting on with the locals but shame about the rain!

I'm sure Rob is a better 'Response Team' than us Newarkers, who just drove along and found you by chance most of the time ( Jill making out she can read a map)! Have you found any great picnic places you can't find lately? ! !

Keep going, not too far now and I know you can stick it out with Stuart a bit longer!

Missing you, Captain Cook, Canada and the sun.( not necessarily in that order).


Wed, June 27, 2012 @ 2:46 PM

2. Jo wrote:
Hey Lucy
Picnics will of course never be the same!
Robey has stayed close over the last couple of days. He has a picnic ready for tomorrow and is giving me all the attention he can! Partly because he can't speak French and there don't seem to be any golf courses around here! Sadly he is not waving the Union Jack or cheering like a special person but I am thankful he's here at all. This will change shortly because he has done his research on New Brunswick and there's lots of courses there!
Missing my Newarkers. I hear Captain Cook has gone to see a Frankie Vally concert on her own tonight!Think she's gone on her own because she thinks she's in with a chance!
Poor Frankie!!!! X

Wed, June 27, 2012 @ 6:13 PM

3. Michele and Nick Hastings wrote:
Just got your card ...did'nt realise you were smoking too !!!
Anyway thanks...I,m sure Rob is a great help..have you got him off the golf course ...or have the frenchies closed those to him as well?

Thu, June 28, 2012 @ 1:08 AM

4. Catherine Overton wrote:
Hi Jo Glad things are going well for you and you are making fantastic progress. Hear on the grapevine you maybe home earlier than expected. Showed mum (Aunty Janet) the other night all your blogs and website, she was very interested. Keep up the good work, will listen out for you on the radio. See you soon with our love Daniel Catherine Fraser. Saw the Olympic Torch yesterday, not a patch on your marathon. They get to ride in buses part of the way hows that work then. xxxx

Thu, June 28, 2012 @ 5:40 AM

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