|For the most part the ferry ride was uneventful. Everyone was quite tired and seemed to get some sleep. The tour had reserved reclining chairs for all of us, but some people had upgraded to bunks in a dormitory style room. In retrospect that would have been the right choice. The seas were relatively calm and there was so much fog that there was really nothing much to see. This was our second day in a row with essentially no pedaling, something that hadn't happened since we started the tour. A few riders were quite uncomfortable with sea sickness, but for the most part it was an enjoyable trip with multiple trips to the ships cafeteria and other meals made from supplies provided in the area where we had the block of reserved seats.
There was great deal of consternation an hour before the ferry landed when we were informed that the ferry terminal would be closed up at midnight and we would not be able to sleep there. Bud was eventually able to persuade Marine Atlantic to allow us to stay. So most us retrieved our air mattresses from the truck and slept on the floor of the terminal.
Yao, Peter, Andrew and Eric headed off at high speed to get to St. John's so Yao could climb signal hill and still make his noon flight. Laura, Takako, Toni and Darlene headed off at a more controlled pace since three of them had early evening flights and Takako had ridden with Laura for every day of the tour and couldn't not do it on the last day.