Day 19: St. John’s to the Dildo, 63 miles My wife had to leave that day and that bummed me out. I would’ve loved for her to ride 2up back to our house but she had previous engagements to attend to. Before heading to the airport we drove down to the water to take some pictures of the local fishing marina and the homes on the hills across the water. Afterwards, We drove to the BMW dealer and picked up my GS, with her new rubber, and then my wife drove the rental to the airport, following me on the bike. We dropped off the rental and I walked my wife to the security check and saw her off, sad that she was leaving already. I knew my trip was mostly over, as I was headed home from now on, and I tend to not be as enthusiastic about the homeward legs. After returning to the AirBnb and packing my things, I headed out. Being on the bike again felt good after driving a cage for the last 3 days. I had a day to kill before my ferry reservation the next day and I wasn’t really sure where I would go. I headed Southwest on the TCH, thinking I might find a place to stay near the ferry landing. It was a brooding, grey day, the clouds swollen with rain just itching to get out. As heavy rain showers were forecast for later in the day, I didn’t want to delay much as it was already about 1pm. I stopped at a roadside coffee shop and looked at google maps. I decided I didn’t want to go all the way to the ferry terminal that day, as it would leave me with nowhere to go tomorrow before my 5pm departure. I had thought the town with the giggle-inducing name, Dildo, was beautiful the day before, so I set that as my destination. I pulled into town and parked below the Dildo Cove Coffee and Krafts Cafe. After dismounting I walked up to the quaint cafe and enjoyed a coffee while trying to figure out where I would stay the night. The AirBnb host I had requested a room with had not returned my email in the last 3 hours, so I needed another plan. I callled several places but they were all full. I called the Dildo Boathouse Inn and they had a room, but it was much more than I wanted to spend so I thanked them and kept searching. I didn’t find anything and decided to head out of town. As I was riding, the Bluetooth in my helmet rang and I answered. It was the Boathouse Inn and they offered me a good rate for the same room I had inquired about earlier. Coincidentally, I was just coming up on them. I accepted the offfer and pulled in 30 seconds later. “That was quick” quipped the girl at reception. She showed me to a beautiful waterview suite with a balcony overlooking the cove. The Inn was a couple of miles from the main strip, and I didn’t feel like going there in the rain which was now falling steadily, so I decided to eat at their restaurant. It was a popular local place to eat and drink and I soon found out why....excellent food! While enjoying my scallop dinner and a beer, I met the owner, Dennis, who was eating dinner there also. His restaurant was set up as a Karaoke lounge, and it wasn’t long before Dennis was serenading an anniversary couple and the Bachelorette party in the corner. I wish I had pics but I didn’t take any for some reason. I enjoyed the Newfoundland hospitality of Dennis and his crew that evening, as the beer flowed freely, but finally had to excuse myself To get some shuteye. Strangely enough, I spotted Dennis in the back of the crowd a week later when Guillermo, from the Jimmy Kimmel show, visited Dildo in Jimmy’s bid to be mayor.