Day 8 Crusing to Fernie

Only a very short day today as we will be riding on proper roads all of the way. Breakfast with real milk (as opposed to pretend milk which strangely resembles water). Pack up then ready to go by 9.30.

A farewell to Peter but I suspect our paths will cross again.

It was straight out of the campground onto Highway 3, this is a very busy road but it does have a wide shoulder (similar to broard shoulders one to be cried the other to ride on). The speed limit is 100 km/hour all you need to do is multiply by 5 and divide by 8 to change into miles/hour.

Huge lorry with an uncountable number of wheels

The valley continues to be very impressive even from the road. At around 13 miles in the middle of nowhere a young lady is sat on the bridge over the River Elk, waiting for her father with his tractor, strange you may think, that’s because it is. The short clip shows said tractor near the end but don’t blink (or the angels will get you) and miss it. The link.

We turned off the highway onto Dickens Road for the final 5 miles, almost traffic free, nice. 

Dickens Road off Highway 3 near Fernie

At the end of this put there just for us was the tourist information a visit to this then off to Fernie RV Resort, you know it is expensive just from the name. No surprise there then at 40 c$ a night our most costly yet.

Lots of RVs and a tent at RV Resort

It was that time to tally our money still 220 Canadian dollars to go, you can buy a lot of cake with that.

Janet had her first proper go with the Exped chair and that worked out well, the bodes trended well for the future.

The Chair

Our final act of the day to visit Fernie and get food, burgers tonight, cooked using our very own frying pan with potato salad and beetroot and onion salad.

Main Street Fernie

8 thoughts on “Day 8 Crusing to Fernie

  1. Burgers but no cake tut tut, you have 220 Canadian dollars left lol. The chair looks amazing, no soggy bottom as Mary Berry would say. I saw the tractor, hill billy x


  2. Just caught up with your progress. Excellent blog which you could probably turn into a stand up comedy routine if you fancy a career change. I particularly liked the wolves joke earlier on. Keep on pedalling.


  3. Hi Janet and Martin

    I have missed you Thursday in Eureka. We have passed the border the same day.I have met Harrie who your have met the previous day.
    I’m now in Whitefish. Staying here for an other day. Where are you now?



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