August 17, 2003
24 kilometers north of Hawke's Bay, Newfoundland.
The weather remained unchanged for the duration of the ride from Stephenville in the south to Flower's Cove in the north. The wind was howling out of the east making driving difficult, while the temperatures dropped from a comfortable 22 degrees Celsius in the morning to just below 10 degrees Celsius upon arrival at Flower's Cove late afternoon. This is a time that I would have welcomed some good company. It was one lonely and demoralizing ride.