And so after all of the excitement of our unexpected few days touring around Newfoundland , the next part of the circular route that I am following takes us across Nova Scotia. And that will have to do us until they complete Highway 138 along the north shore of the St Lawrence - something that is never likely to happen during the lifetime of anyone reading these pages.
It's also going to become quite complicated, and for may reasons too.
Firstly ... this is my second time along this route. I was here in 2003 and wrote about it then, so at times we'll be flitting between article and article. That's going to be confusing for me - I don't know at all how you are going to manage.
Secondly ... I'll be taking numerous diversions and deviations on my way round and so you'll be seeing quite a bit of Nova Scotia that you hadn't anticipated seeing
Thirdly ... I'll be spending a few days in Halifax. But don't worry about this - it isn't boring at all. No journey to the Maritime Provinces of Canada should miss out on Halifax. I reckon that it is the most beautiful city in North America and when I was there just now, I had one of the most glorious late-autumn days that I could have wished for. If you come with me to Halifax you will not regret it and if I had only half a chance I would be still there even now.
Anyway, here we are. This is the itinerary of my route of 2010 and it is interspersed with the route from 2003. You need to remember however that in 2003 I came from North to South, not South to North as I am travelling now, and so you will have to travel those pages in reverse "are you sure about this?" ...ed