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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Day 110: (August 22) Port Hastings to Cabot Trail/ North Sydney KOA 121km

Our six am wake up set us up for a very productive day. We were able to close camp and and get on the road before the rain began (and the visitor centre employees arrived at work). Severe thunderstorm risk was in the forecast, so we set off to get as far as we could before the thunder... which luckily never started. We were happy that we didn't stay put. We ate our lunch in the shelter of The Farmer's Daughter market and bakery along the way. Satisfied we cycled some more through some hills to Baddeck, where we had some snacks and dried off in a Tim Hortons. Baddeck was a beautiful town on the water which houses the Alexander Graham Bell historical site. We still had enough daylight and so continued over Kelly's Mountain to the KOA.