The Gals

The Gals

Welcome to our blog!

We are three young women embarking on a cross Canada cycling trip! We will be starting May 5th from Victoria, B.C, making our way

East to St John’s, Newfoundland, spanning over >7000km. We are planning to stay mostly in campsites, but will indulge now and then in a roof over our heads (be it a hotel/motel/holiday inn, friends/family, or couchsurfing/warm showers). We will be carrying all our gear on our bikes, including tents and camping equipment.

This is by faaaar our biggest cycling adventure yet, and, after a LOT of planning and practice, we are so excited to get rolling!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, and please check out our fundraising pages along the side bar!

Thank you!

Claire, Julie & Nina

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Day 105: (August 17) Borden-Carleton to Charlottetown 64km

It was a very rainy and windy day! The wind was so strong and we were soaked! We had our oatmeal breakfast under a small shelter at the campground before hopping onto the Confederation Trail (conveniently located at the back of Yogi Bear campground) . We learned that the trail is the place to be. It is relatively flat, with trees on either side that provide some shelter from the winds. We were tired of the winding path and gravel on the trail, so we ventured onto the road- big mistake. The roads were incredibly hilly and had very strong wind as there were few trees. Needless to say we made our way back to the trail and apologized for ever doubting it. For lunch we took shelter in a cute cafe along the confederation trail (everything in PEI is confederation this/ confederation that). We continued on in the rain to Charlottetown were we settled into the HI hostel. We hung out with some young women our age and got to hear some great live folk music downtown. Though this day was short in length, with the wind it took us all day. We were very happy to be dry and inside.