I then set off for Miramichi, about 150 km down the road. My goal this day was to arrive at the 7000km mark of my trip. It started off with a stiff headwind and then some weather moved in and the wind shifted as I curled around to the south toward Miramichi. I made good time and kept ahead of the rain, for the most part. When I arrived in Miramichi, a reporter from the local paper came to meet me at the campsite (The Enclosure) which was suggested by him when we spoke on the phone about where to meet. I rode through town and decided to get some food before heading on to the campsite - Subway caught my eye first and then Dairy Queen - I stopped for food at both :) By now it was raining and I pulled my rain gear out for the final few km to the campsite.
When I arrived at the campsite and was setting up two kids - about 10-12 years old, Adam and Joel, were riding their bikes and were really curious about my set up. They hung around for a while and asked all sorts of questions. I met with the reporter and then made my way to sleep.
The next morning while I was packing up, Adam and Joel were back on their bikes and came around to wish me a good trip. I had breakfast at the campsite restaurant and Joel kept me company while I ate.
As I was making my way now toward Moncton I noticed a sign on the side of the road with the words "Fly-in". I knew I was close to the Miramichi airport so I decided to check it out. I had only ridden 16km when I saw the sign and it turned out to be a good place to stop with lots of great people. They had $5 camping and were going to have a dinner with music and bonfire. I immediately started talking with some of them and met Lionel who offered me a place to stay. Being ahead of schedule I decided that it would be fun to hang out with a bunch of fellow pilots and airplanes. It was a really fun day. After the party I went back with Leonel and his partner Nancy to their house in Miramichi. Lionel showed me the plane that he is building in his garage - holy cow - there are a lot of rivets!
Now I'm getting packed up and ready to head off for Moncton. Thanks for the great company and the comfy bed Leonel and Nancy!