Yesterday, dad and Brian were greeted at the turn off to Gambo. The local chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society had some survivors on hand to welcome them to town. They were escorted to their hosts by a fire truck where community and church members were on hand to meet them and have a bite to eat. The United Church minister and the Mayor were on hand and had a chance to have a nice chat. A BIG THANK YOU to Natalie Hagerty and her parents who hosted dad and Brian last evening.
The UCC minister on the Campbellton Pastoral Charge, Betty Robbins lives in Loon Bay which is approximately 30 km away from the TCH at the turn-off for Lewisporte. She rearranged her day so she would be able to meet up with dad and Brian yesterday. She flagged them down just east of Appleton and gave a donation. A HUGE THANK YOU!
The weather yesterday was cloudy with showers. They stopped at a tourist bureau to sign the guest book and it just started to pour. They waited out the rain for 30 minutes and when they left it was wet, but they were dry.
Today they are on their way to Come By Chance. They have approximately 157km today. They were on the road by 6:30 am and it is a beautiful sunny day.