It’s going on two years since I last posted on this blog, and what a two years it has been. I am saddened and somewhat ashamed to say that I haven’t been on a single overnight hike since 2019 when I blogged about our AT section hike. That does not mean, however, that no adventures have been had in the last two years.
Last summer, during the height of the pandemic, Gummies and I both found ourselves out of work. So, when an opportunity to plant trees on the other side of the country presented itself, we jumped on it. We drove clear across the country (Nova Scotia to British Columbia – a distance of almost 6,000 km) in our little hatchback, pitched our tent in the woods of BC, and planted trees for a while. Notable experiences included a showdown with a grizzly bear and learning how to play Settlers of Catan.
On our drive BACK across the country, we took some time to explore the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian Badlands.
This year, we have set our sights on a completely new kind of adventure for us – bicycle touring! Our big plan for this year is to ride our bikes across the province of Nova Scotia, from Cape Forchu in Yarmouth to Meat Cove in Cape Breton. Gummies is an extremely experienced cyclist, but I… am not. I am nervous but also can’t wait to go on another long distance adventure! After sitting at home for far too long, I am so ready to push my body to its limits again.
We will be riding our bikes for nine days, averaging about 100km per day. We will be staying in local campgrounds and the odd Airbnb along the way. I have decided that I am going to blog the journey, and I can’t wait to bring you all along with me.