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endings and beginnings (day 58 to 60)

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During the Christmas break, I completed my 60 day virtual bike trip along the south coast of Cornwall.  The final two days of my trip took me beyond the heathlands of Goonhilly Down, toward the southern-most extent of England, near Lizard and Landewednack.

near Landewednack

hotel and seascape near Landewednack (image from Street View)


58 to 60

distance travelled from day 58 to day 60 (map from Google Earth)


7-58  December 16, 2013  30 minutes  3.0 km  (from Kuggar to Cadgwith)


7-59  December 19, 2013  30 minutes  3.0 km  (from Cadgwith to Cadgwith ‘Turn’)


7-60  December 21, 2013  35 minutes  3.0 km  (from Cadgwith ‘Turn’ to Lizard)


This completes Phase 7 of my virtual biking adventure.  My ‘trip’ began on January 30, 2013 as a way of encouraging me to do more exercise on my stationary bicycle.  It has taken me (in Phase 1 to 5) from Lusignan, France to La Patache, France and (in Phase 7) from Rame, UK to Landwednack, UK.


In Phase 7, I biked for 180 km and  1980 minutes.  This represents an overall improvement in the length of each of my biking sessions (in Phase 1 to 6, I biked for 196.8 km and 1975 minutes).

In total, I have biked for 376.8 km and 3955 minutes!  I have improved my health, my mobility and my stamina, although I have not lost any weight.  And I have been able to see and get to know the interesting and magical countryside of central France and the southern Cornwall coast!


day 1 to day 60

map showing distance travelled in Phase 7, from Rame to Landewednack (map from Google Earth)


Of course, I am going to continue with my biking adventures.  However, I want to change gears a bit and do some virtual biking closer to home.  At my brother-in-law’s suggestion, I am going to do Phase 8 of my virtual cycling in New Brunswick, where I live.  This will help me develop a portfolio of watercolours of more local scenes.  Since I have actually travelled most of the roads I will see in Street View, I will be able to tell some stories of past adventures.  It will also introduce my readers to the beautiful landscape of New Brunswick and a little of our regional history.


In Phase 8 of my virtual travel, I will start in northern New Brunswick, in Campbellton, and follow along the coast of the Baie de Chaleur to the city of Bathurst for a distance of about 110 km.  This is the area I explored in the 1980s as part of my work on air quality in the province.  It is also an area where we have taken various drives and vacations.


I hope you will continue to follow me on my virtual adventures!

Phase 8


Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

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  1. Well done, Jane! I’m looking forward to your new adventures, and learning more about New Brunswick. 🙂



    January 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    • Hi Robin. Thanks! I am looking forward to building a collection of watercolours for New Brunswick. Jane


      jane tims

      January 5, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  2. Your brother-in-laws suggestion makes a lot of sense. I’m looking forward to your virtual bike trip through New Brunswick.



    December 31, 2013 at 12:21 am

    • Hi Sheryl. Already, my trip in NB is reminding me of the real trips I have been on in New Brunswick. Jane


      jane tims

      January 5, 2014 at 6:41 pm


    I look forward to seeing and hearing about Phase 8.

    What a creative way to get in and stay in shape!




    Bruce McKenna

    December 30, 2013 at 10:16 am

    • Hi Bruce. Thanks! This approach has certainly worked for me! Now, to show people who read my Blog a little of our province! Jane


      jane tims

      January 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  4. What amazing journeys, Jane, both the virtual ones and the physical ones. Whoops, and the artistic one! It’s such a brilliant – and fun – concept. I’m pleased that you’re going to do NB next. Happy New Year!


    Jane Fritz

    December 30, 2013 at 9:42 am

    • Hi. I am looking forward to reliving some old work and vacation routes. Happy New Year to you too! Jane


      jane tims

      January 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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