My motel in Port Hawksbury is 500.1 km from the motel in Miramichi. That's 500 km of slab, under overcast skies.
Just after the Canso Causway, a drizzle started. I decided to gas and was determined to find a motel soon after. Previously, I had seen a billboard with a lovely looking new motel called Maritime Inns. Looked great, but expensive. After filling the tank, I looked up and saw the inn next door! Plus, the rain had started. The room is $130 but gorgeous. Supposedly, the weather tomorrow is sunny, just as I start the loop counterclockwise.
At the gas stop, the bike had a warning icon on the display. Has it been that long since I had the bike serviced? No, it's not the reminder light. The manual explains it's a rear bulb burnt out. Not sure which one, brake or turn indicator, but will check in the dry morning.
Standard P21 bulb. Wonder where I can get one? Mr Garmin says the Napa Auto Parts store is 0.7 km from here. David will remember I showed him the torx kit I brought with me... . This should be about the easiest fix I could expect. More tomorrow about this, especially if it gets complicated.
Off the road a bit early today, due to 110 kph limits and rain, but I am positioned nicely for an early start. Hm, when does the store open? I can see it all unfolding now...
Oh, 8am. Perfect timing.