It was a very late day today. I finally got on the bicycle by 2:30 pm with 106 km planned. I was concerned about getting that done before the sun set. Luckily, there was a really good tail wind for most of the day and I was able to keep up a very high rate of speed. Having a day off yesterday helped too so I had more energy.
The route today was quite beautiful. I was within view of the ocean all day. From Campbellton to well past Dalhousie was all resorts and cottages. After that, there was a large stretch of rolling farmland that gave way to more resorts and cottages as I got closer to Bathurst. We found a nice campground in Beresford, just north of Bathurst. There wasn't a challenging hill all day! A nice change after the last week or so of cycling.
At the 94 km point in Petit Rocher, I stopped to take a picture of a nice house. Shortly after that, my rear tire started to get soft. I knew that I didn't have that much further to go so I was hoping to limp in but it eventually went flat. The culprit was a very sharp piece of crushed rock. That delayed me an extra 20 minutes in fixing it.
I rolled into the campground at about 7:30 pm. That's just about as late as I want to ride now as the days get shorter.
Tomorrow, we are heading for Saint-Louis de Kent, 134 km away but it looks like it will be a cool sunny day with nice tail winds again. I will try to get out early and take it a little slower than today.