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I had a late start this morning because I had to get groceries and also ate out again. Having rest days at hostels is probably going to be the most expensive part of this trip because I prefer to save my other food for camping.

On the way out of town I stopped at the Legislature building and Royal Alberta Museum to see if I could find an Alberta badge. Nobody seems to have them anymore. I guess I’ll have to look on e-bay or something if I want these when I get home. After wasting time looking for that, I finally started heading east where the roads were just as bad leaving as they were entering the city. I think this is what finally started the support bar on my handlebar bag to crack as it bounced up and down.

There were strong headwinds on the highway and I had to stop numerous times for a rest until I got to Elk Island National Park for lunch. It was already 3:00 and I was only half way to my destination for the evening. There wasn’t much to look at on the road so I just pushed on with more stops to rest from the wind.

I finally got into Vegreville and stopped for a DQ sunday because it had been such a long day. Once finished, I went down the street to the Elks Kinsmen Community Park which is next to the world’s largest pysanka (easter egg). It’s a pretty small campground and would have been very crouded if all 98 sites were filled. It was also quite noisy for a while as some high school grads were partying a couple sites down. Luckilly they lefy by 10:30 and I was able to get to sleep (hoping that there wouldn’t be too many trains in the night as the tracks run right through the park).

Distance 116.7km
Time 6:24
Max Speed 35km/h
Odometer 1749km
  • I could… but I cook for myself every other day so I like to eat out once in a while.

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