We made the decision to leave around lunchtime today, Sunday 16th July, in view of the deteriorating weather and the fact that we had a long way to go. We drove through mist and fog and frequent showers until we left Cape Breton.
Once on the mainland, the poor weather continued. It took us 6 hours to reach Moncton, New Brunswick. We are staying here overnight and will continue our journey to Quebec City tomorrow - estimated at a further 8 hours' driving.
As we head further east, we are going to cross a time zone and gain the hour that we lost on the way out, somewhere near Edmundston, New Brunswick. I think that it would be convenient to live at the point where the zone changes, as one could be early for appointments simply by stepping into Eastern Standard Time and out of Atlantic Time - handy if you are running late!