A Tourist’s Prerogative
I stopped at the last bike shop going North to ask about campsites, road conditions and convenience store availability. I got basically, “Well, ya could do that but why?” “It’s doable,” she said dully.
Apparently after Sayward, the road width goes down while the number of logging trucks goes up, this according to a cyclist who was in the shop. He was also quick to remind me that Port Hardy is not the top of the island and it wasn’t accessible by a road bike even with wide tires.
Add to that the weather gets wetter and cooler as I head north, this according to the weatherman, and I have several signs pointing me in another direction.
Instead, I’m going back south and take a ferry to the Sunshine Coast, my plan B. This’ll be nice, less focused on mileage and more on camping and exploring.
The further I go north, though, the more I hear “eh” reminding me I’m somewhere other than home.