Thursday 4th September
Today Mave and her good friend and long time
cycling partner Penny Weir board their flight at Halifax,
Nova Scotia for the long journey home after successfully completing
their planned 7,100km Big Bike Ride across Canda. They leave
behind many friends old and new and take with them memories
of a truly amazing journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic,
not least of which include Penny's unplanned early return
to the UK, for fitting of a heart pacemaker essential to enable
her to carry on, and Mave's continuing lone journey through
mountains, rain, snow, ice and baking endless prarie, until
they were finally re-united in Winnipeg
Saturday 30th August (Cont)
At 15:08 Mave emailed:"We are at present in the Tourist
Office in Pictou, Nove Scotia, trying to sort our flight.
I can't think about blogging at the moment but will do as
soon as poss. I'll do a wee blog about the circumstances.
See you soon, I hope!!!"
At 18:13 Mave emalled: "Flight booked at great expense.
We are flying with KLM via Newark & Amsterdam to Glasgow.
The flight leaves Halifax on the 3rd Sept. at 3-15pm and arrives
in Glasgow on the 4th at 1-35pm. It would be good if you could
let the folk know as soon as possible and perhaps a wee bit
on the blog
Lots of love
Mave and Penny xxx"
Saturday 30th August
By early last week Mave & Penny had pretty well
finished their great transcontinental bike ride. As a reward
they decided to have a couple of days relaxing and sightseeing
on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Whilst splashing about
there in the Atlantic Ocean their dreams of free flight home
this coming Thursday, along with great welcome party on the
12th at the Cock Inn etc, were dashed when they heard the
disastrous news of the collapse of Zoom Airlines who have
been such stalwart supporters throughout. They must now find
a new carrier to fly them from Halifax to the UK which, at
best, is going to result in a delay of some days in their
return. The latest heard from them was by email sent yesterday
evening from Penny's Blackberry whilst on the ferry from PEI
to Nova Scotia (see album for picture showing them looking
somewhat down in the dumps). All we can do now is wait to
see how long it will be before their efforts to secure a new
passage home prove fruitful - hopefully with someone as generous
Thursday 14th August
On Monday & Tuesday Mave and Penny spent two enjoyable
days filming in the historic city of Quebec in the company
of their friend Triple Echo Productions cameraman Randy Chaterjee
and his two young sons. They have since moved on in this predominently
French speaking province, making their way through the lovely
countryside and delightful French style villages along the
northern bank of the St Lawrence, eventually crossing on the
ferry to the village of L'islet-sur-Mer, and you can't get
much more French than that....
To Go: 900km.
Tuesday 5th August
Mave and Penny are in Ottowa and have each
been staying a few days with old friends. They have decided
to finish their Trans-Canada ride in Halifax rather than St
John's and will be flying home on 4th September arriving in
Glasgow at 08:40 on Friday the 5th. They are both well and
in good spirits and looking forward to the last lap......
To Go: 1,500km