Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rain, rain, PLEASE go away!

This has been the most rain Jim and I have traveled on our motorcycles to date.  It was raining when we woke up and never let up, but we were completely decked out in our rain gear.  The temperature was warm enough that we didn't have to plug in our liners.

The plan today was to get on to Prince Edward Island taking Hwy 11 and stopping in Miramichi, NB at the Harley dealership.  My bike needed a new front tire, not as urgent as the rear one was,  but Jim wanted to play it safe nonetheless.  Our stop took just over an hour and we met a great retired couple on their bikes! Better known as "Mama Bear" and "Papa Bear",  they were also on their way to PEI for summer vacation. Such  friendly and energetic folk to run into,  what a pleasure!

So here is where we really start the rain dance...all the way to PEI and right to our hotel.  There were humongous puddles to battle and foggy glasses.  At one point we pulled over under a bridge because Jim saw lightening and it was coming down way too hard.  It only took 15 minutes of shelter and we were back on the road.

Despite the wet weather, we are having a fantastic time --lots of laughing!

We crossed over to PEI via the Confederation Bridge...all too heavy in rain to see anything.  Just off the bridge are several destination signs and Hwy numbers,  we took the Summerside turn and this is where we'll dry out and have a big rest :)  

  WOW, the hospitality is once again, over the top ...clean room, home cooked dinner, and helpful staff.