Friday August 23, 2013. Day 76

Fredericton to Young’s Cove Rd

We will again start by talking about coffee. Jonnie Java is a roastery and their espresso is one of the best that we have tasted across the country. We sampled the brew yesterday and came back for more this morning. Appropriately caffeinated and armed with sandwiches from the Happy Baker, we left Fredericton by the bike trail along the St. John River, passing some fine houses overlooking the water. The Trans Canada Trail was fine for a few kilometres and then got too rough, so we switched to the #102 to Oromocto. This was only a small village until CFB Gagetown opened nearby. Crossing the river,  we joined the #105 for a lovely jaunt along the water, passing Maugerville and Sheffield. Puritan settlers arrived here in 1773 and set up New Brunswick’s first Protestant church. The present building was constructed in 1840. Highway #2 was never far away and served us for the last 30 kms. We are staying at a truck stop, McCready’s Gas Bar, Restaurant and Motel (1.5 stars!) This is the only option between Frededricton and Moncton!

We remain on the traditional territory of the Malécite People.

Sheffield

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