Thursday, June 27, 2013

CCCT Part II - Nackawic to Oromocto, NB

Monday, June 24, 2013
I had a bit of trouble getting off to sleep in spite of having taken 2 Benadryl. It was quite warm in our little tent and perhaps having had to much to eat may have a little to do with my unrest. Eventually I fell asleep and the next thing you know it was 5:30 AM. Two crows had taken a dislike to our tent and were cawing away at each other or at us. We got up at 7:00 AM and packed our things. Breakfast was a muffin and some Greek yogurt. George, the park manager, offered to get us a coffee but not being coffee drinkers as a rule we both declined. We set off for Fredericton at 8:15 AM. It was another tough day with hill after hill. The first one was 6 kms long with a slight downhill in between. We met up with the young couple, Marie and Eric, again still on their way to Fredericton. they had also got caught up in yesterday's rain and had spent the night in Nackawic. Not sure where as they didn't say. we managed to get through Fredericton without incident. By this time it was getting very hot and humid but since it was only 1:30 PM we decided to push on to OROMOCTO which would make tomorrow's ride to St. John that much shorter. We arrived in Oromocto at 3:30 PM after several more stops and went into the VIC to ask about hotels, etc. Only 2 available i.e. Days Inn which was just around the corner or a motel 4.5 kms at the other end of town. We picked the Days Inn as we were quite exhausted and Bev wanted to do a load of laundry at the local laundromat which was nearby. I stayed in the room to check out the Wi-Fi and hopefully get caught up on my blog. It turned out to be painfully slow and unreliable. In any case I had expected to pay around $130 for our room at the Days Inn but managed to get it at $103 plus taxes and it included a Continental breakfast. We loaded our bags on a baggage cart and took them up to our room on the 4th floor. We left our bikes in the alcove at the reception. We sorted our laundry and put it all in one of my large rear panniers. Bev went out to do laundry while I checked out the Wi-Fi, showered and updated my journal. Once Bev returned and had showered we went down to Relishes for dinner and a cold beer. I had a very delicious Texas burger with BBQ sauce, etc. Bev had the Simpleton turkey burger. Very interesting coleslaw and sweet potato fries. Once back in our room we packed our bags for an early morning departure, watched TV and did some reading. Wi-Fi was a total waste of time. Took a Benadryl and was off to bed at 9:30.
Springall Residence, Florenceville, NB

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