It was still raining in the morning, although it was more of a constant drizzle than a continuing torrential type. The days cycling itself was actually pretty enjoyable. The first hour took me back to the junction of Highway 37, where I stopped off at Sally's Cafe and had the breakfast special – Highly recommended. Then it was on to the Cassiar Highway.
From Wiki – Highway 37, known as the Stewart-Cassiar Highway, and also as the Dease Lake Highway, is the northwesternmost highway in the province, and it is very scenic, passing through some of the most isolated areas of B.C. The highway first gained its '37' designation in 1975, and at that time, its southern terminus was at the community of New Hazelton on the BC Highway 16 (the Yellowhead Highway). In 1979, with the completion of a new bridge, the highway's Yellowhead junction was relocated to a point on Highway 16 just south of the site of Kitwanga. Highway 37 was then extended south to Kitimat in 1986, using a stretch of road that was previously designated Highway 25. Although most of the highway is paved, there are two long sections (roughly 20 km, 12 mi, each) north of Meziadin Junction that are oil-treated gravel.
After the first 10 kms, there was a section of roadworks lasting for about 20 kms, which was a bit challenging because of the wet conditions, but nothing too bad. Unfortunately, the rain never stopped all day, which was a shame, as it meant that visibility was minimal at about only one kilometre, so i'll never know if I missed some nice sights or not. As it was, I just put my head down and got on with it. I opted to stay at Boya Lake state campground, and do my usual not paying routine. However, they run their campsites slightly different here in British Columbia than they do in the Yukon, and have park attendants… apparantly they don't trust people to use an honesty box… the cheek of it. It ended up being 15 dollars which was a bit gutting, considering I had paid 10 dollars a night in Watsons Lake and had internet access as well. Still, it was mission accomplished, and another 100 km's clocked up.