This morning I got another late start as I re uploaded the pictures I tried to upload last night. The campsite I stayed at was comfortable but their power outlets did not work - this seems to be a trend with campsites on the east coast. Once I got rolling at about 10:30 I had to figure out where to get breakfast. As I was standing on the corner trying to decide which way to go I saw a cyclist ride by on a recumbent bike and remembered from the night before another cyclist, Niel, commenting that he had met a guy on a recumbent who was riding toward Charlottetown. I decided to follow him in to town and see what his riding plan was for the day. As it turns out he was also riding across Canada and we had already met some of the same people. He knew of my adventure in the flood waters of Alberta and we had nearly crossed paths a couple of times. Paul is his name and we decided to go for breakfast at Cora's before hitting the road toward the ferry that would take us to Nova Scotia. After breakfast we went over to the news paper where my sister, Laura had arranged for me to meet the local paper for a photo. Then we were on the road. At the same corner I saw Paul ride by, we ran in to five more cyclists going from Ottawa to St John's. One of them, Phil was riding a unicycle which he had, in the prior year, ridden from Vancouver to Ottawa. These five (Phil, Jamie, Ben, Matheu, and Sandy) and Sandy's dad (the support van) are riding to raise awareness for the fight against child soldiers. They were a fun group and I got to give Phil's unicycle a ride around the parking lot while we waited for the ferry to Nova Scotia.
When I got off the ferry in Pictou, Nova Scotia a reporter was waiting for me to take a picture and get my story for the local paper. We also got some press for the five other cyclist's cause. From here, Paul and I split off to find the campsite at the provincial park. Oh, I got to ride the ferry for free by telling them about my cause and we got the campsite for free for the same reason. Then, as we were trying to figure out which site to set up on a couple, Pat and Ed from Florida, noticed that we were searching for something and offered their support - in the end we set up in the site next to theirs and they made us a great pasta dinner. People are just great!
What will tomorrow bring?