Yes yes it has been a few days since my last blog, but you haven’t missed a great deal until yesterday.
I think now is a good time to introduce Meg into this story. She arrived in Halifax on Saturday night after 24 hours of travel. We gave her 2 nights in a motel and a whole day to recover in Halifax. Clearly this wasn’t enough but she started to come good after a welcoming and restful evening with Ivan and June Sutherland at Tatamagouche. We departed for Prince Edward Island (PEI) on Tuesday. Ok, time to get to the point of this blog if it isn’t evident to you by now.
Having thought Meg was sufficiently over her jet lag and able to make a conscious decision, I finally got around to proposing to Meg while we were having lunch in the beautiful rural village of Hunter River, PEI. We had a perfect day of cycling, scenery, weather and a great lead in to the moment. I would even go so far as to say it was very romantic. I will do another blog with a few photos elaborate on our day but just wanted to get this wonderful news out there. (Photos are already in the Gallery). I even remembered to take the ring with me (which I had been carrying since I bought it in Wolfville (North Shore, Nova Scotia), just in case the day turned out like it did. Whats more the ring fits; but I did secretly get the ring size before I left Australia.
I was planning to ask her while riding the Cabot Trail at Cape Breton next week, but it seemed pointless to wait when such a wonderful opportunity presented.
To top the day off John and Annie very generously took us out for dinner in Charlottetown to celebrate, so a big thank you to them.
Stay tuned for my next blog as the scenery is absolutely stunning. We did the opposite to what many tourists do and went inland and took some roads that are little known to most visitors.