We arrived at our first Warm Shower (a site for cyclists) today. Charles met us on his bike (he is in much better shape than both of us combined). We followed him to town, he kept a slow pace for us. From there we threw our bikes in the back of his truck and left for the house. After he made sure we were showered he took us on a quick tour of the local national park (Kouchibouguac). Here we made a quick visit to the beach.
That evening we got to know Charles and his wife Marthe, as well as an intern working with them (Freddie). They treated us to an amazing dinner of lobster (and scallop) casserole! There also might have been some wine involved. After a delicious meal and some good conversation we got to spend a chilly night indoors.
We took the next day off to rest and enjoy their hospitality. We gave our bikes the Royal treatment, they really needed it after the mud from the other day. Afterwards we setup our hammocks in the backyard and relaxed for a bit.
We spent the rest of the day doing a lot of nothing. We made them a simple dinner and after a couple drinks, and a hockey game, we had to pack our stuff for the morning.
We will be out of contact for a couple days, no signal where we will be going. Hopefully we will be able to start hitting 100km a day soon. We will be in the bush for the next couple days, going up hills more than down hills. Luckily we will be getting a special treat on Saturday, Charles will be joining us for a night of camping! That means a fire and some beer! Hopefully we will have a picture of a bear or moose in a couple days.