Nova Scotia bike tour

Two weeks cycle-camping around "lower" Nova Scotia, early September, 2011.

Drive to St. John, New Brunswick; leave the car at the ferry terminal; take the ferry to Digby, N.S., with the bike.  If you go, read David Dermott's excellent route guides. Note: Granny gears are a necessity if you're hauling a load.

Nova Scotian drivers are almost universally considerate and patient when sharing the road with struggling cyclists. Early this year, their "consideration" was cast into a province-wide law requiring drivers to give cyclists 1-meter clearance when passing. Many drivers gave me the entire lane.