Were we prepared to Cycle Across Canada?

Were we prepared for this weather. -1 wind chill and freezing cold rain with winds of gusting about 60 k an hour. Well we were prepared in as much as we thought we could just buy what we needed as we went along…..wrong! First off most places were much smaller than we thought. So this makes for very limited shopping. Then of course it’s Spring here (huh?), and so why would you need water proof or very warm clothes.
I found a pair of gloves at Canadian Tire ( hope they like the plug) in St. Johns in the kids bike department. They are OK at best.
Poor Dave has tried a variety of ways of trying to keep his hands from freezing. He bought a pair of work gloves but they just got wet. The Copper Kettle place we went for lunch a couple days ago was very kind as they gave him another pair of work gloves and gave us both a pair of thin rubber gloves. I put mine over the bike gloves and it seemed to keep out the cold better. We are hoping for warmer weather.

Some things are just wierd. While having lunch a the Copper Kettle that day we were given a donation from a lady who works for the Lung Association in NL. She will hopfully get us a plug or two along the way so people will be watching for us on the road.
Our picture was put in the Sunday Telegram newspaper so that is probably why we are getting some support. Honking horns and waves.
We met a couple in a restaurant in Port Blanford who have offered us a place to stay when we get to Cornerbrook. How kind. We wound up getting almost a $100 that day in donations, 5 here and 20 there.
All kinds of support. 500 k down, 9500 to go :’) smiles Maxine