While strong arguments were made for Halifax, I couldn't justify passing up an entire province just to see one city. I had no allusions about seeing everything in Canada on this trip, and the list of places I won't be seeing is pretty long as it is. My goal was always to get coast to coast and see as much as I could along the way. Timing is a bit of an issue as I have a scheduled flight out of Newfoundland I need to make - hence why I don't have time to ride through both PEI and Halifax.
PEI won out because this is about the riding, not the destinations I end up in each day. I'd rather ride through a new province than spend several more days riding through the same province just to end up in a particular city.
It won't be difficult to find a reason to visit Halifax at some point in the future, however I won't have another chance to ride through every province in one trip.
Thanks again to everyone for their help on this one. I put in 115km today (1780 total) and crossed the bridge into PEI, tomorrow - Charlottetown!
*Today was pretty wet, so unfortunately there aren't many pics.
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