My night in the Gazebo went well. The stars were incredible - and I've never before looked at them far enough north to see the big dipper under the pole star - and the sound of the surf on the nearby beach was also very nice. It did get cold, but I wore my bicycling hat and my head net (for bugs, but it this case it also helped keep my head warmer. My hostess provided a comforter (as well as an expedition weight down bag which she had used in Nepal!). The comforter and my light weight bag was good enough to keep me warm. Breakfast was excellent and mostly very home made - you could hear the hens that laid the eggs, etc. My hostess (The Poplars B+B, Beresford, NB and she has an email address which I'll send to any one who requests it) charged me $15 CD. Best lodging buy of this trip!
The weather deteriorated rapidly after a nice start. When I left about 9:45 (B+Bs are hard to get away from!) it was heavily overcast and about 65 F. Within 10 miles it was raining and less than 60 F. Mid July? I guess I should not come so far north...
I rode about 50 miles in light to moderate rain today, mostly wearing my Campmor rain cape. I was actually more comfortable than I was in yesterday's cold headwinds and lots faster (about a 12.5 mph avg versus around 11 for most of yesterday). My feet did get a bit cold and passing traffic could create wind bursts that caused problems with the cape, but usually there wasn't much traffic, what there was polite, and the road, the scenic route (134?) had mostly very good shoulders. It was actually pretty good riding despite the rain. There were some logging trucks and other big trucks going to industrial sites in the first half of the ride, but the scenic route pretty much parallels the main route, 11, so the vast majority of the traffic was on 11. Some of the views across the bay to Quebec were quite nice.