FredGreen's Nova Scotia
In the past I've been prone hijack trip threads to post some of my Nova Scotia travels, usually Yellowknife bears the burden of my rides, although he is sometimes on those rides with me. This time it's all about me.......and my wife Shirley who loves to ride along when she's not at work.
First off; the horse I ride: 2001 KLR
and the jockey:
The missus and her ride: A 2008 KLR aquired from JDrocks (see his post here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=644390)
This ride was on our 13th Anniversary, it was a little drizzly in the morning so the ride had to be shortened a little due to lack of sun. We decided to head out from Bridgetown (it's where we live, so we like to start there) and head to Crystal Falls behind the air base in Greenwood. We took the railbed out of Middleton, crossed the Annapolis River
and headed to Bloomington, site of a small Hydro Generating station and waterfall
After that we headed across the East Trobrook Rd on the ridge of the South Mountain (not really a mountain). We stopped at the Charleton farm where the view is outstanding, across the Annapolis Valley is the North Mountain
eventually we came to this...
Crap, we're going to have to turn around......................................not
It's into the woods we go
About 2 miles in we came to the Crystal Falls trail, and a short walk down the hill and we were there
It's a nice spot, but sticking with Nova Scotia tradition some Asshat thinks the whole world shoud know he was there
Ok back to the falls
Something is lurking in the forest
Time to head out. We went straight through the trail and came out above Rocknotch Rd.
We headed off from there for coffee with my buddy Rob and his wife Carolyne, he couldn't come for the ride, his Harley isn't quite equipped for this. After coffee, it was over to the Bay of Fundy for a quick stop at a crowded Beach
Then we took off for
straight out over Bridgetown
towards Annapolis Royal
After this it was home to get the BBQ going and washed down with some homemade IPA.....Talk to ya later
I want the directions for this place and the dam. Plan on using it once I finish getting through this work week, assuming the bike is ready to go.
Thanks for posting this.
Hah Hah, your initials spell ick. The bridge is the rail bridge going south out of middleton, west of the Middleton Tim's near the family feed store. To get to the Nictaux Falls bridge, follow the rail bed to the 201, turn left, go to stop sign at Hwy 10,(where we stopped last week). Turn right then left towards Bloomington, Nictaux falls. After turning off the #10 and taking the sharp bend there is a three way (tee-hee) intersextion....take the right had route, the bridge is just down the hill. Have fun. PS, I am going to my camp on Friday if anyone is interested in coming out for a visit.....
So....this morning (27th June) I went to the garage to get the KLR out and found the bike had morphed overnight.......into a Victory Kingpin
just screwing with you, this was going to be a road trip day with my buddy Rob. Rob and I were bunkies in basic training in Cornwallis 26 years ago, I think he's a little slow, most people think I a d*ck after an hour, Rob still talks to me after 26 years......Anywho, I blast off to his place to pick up him and his Harley, except...he's laid up with gout. I called him a pussy, old man, weak....to no avail, apparently this has no effect on gout, so off I went on my own. I took the back way around Greenwood Air base and before you knew it I was here
A cool old hydro dam from the olden days...
with a small lake above
From there it was inland to get to New Germany, In Cherryfield the LaHave River crossed under the road, I had to stop for some pics.
I was off to New Germany...pizza awaits.....5 bucks gets this
at this place
All fuelled up it was cross country toward Bangs Falls. I had to stop here
Because the road was getting very twisty....and very twisty roads need The Minglewood Band to be blasting through the Ipod. If you've never had Matt Minglewood in your head...on a twisty road.....on a big V Twin, well son, you just haven't lived.
From here it was on past Bang's Falls, then south to Liverpool for fuel and a coffee. Then it was time to blast off for home. A few last shots of the Mersey Riverhttp://fredgreen.smugmug.com/Motorcy...P1150791-M.jpg
and it's nothing but Tail Lights
Home in time for supper after 400 kms....A good day
That beach looks familiar,
great ride report
what a beautiful part of the world
thanks for sharing it with us
Love your beach shot Kelsow, thanks
I thought it was a cool spot to stop
A 110 km run around the Delap's Cove Rd.
So...Saturday was a little warm out when I got home from the camp, so I decided to go for a quick run over to the Fundy shore, it's always cooler over there. It's about 10 km from my house to Hampton. A quick stop at Hampton Beach/Wharf
The tide was in today
compared with last time I was here
The Bay was very calm, this is extremely rare
There were a few people on the beach
the water is just too cold for swimming though, it only gets to about 3 degrees C
Behind me are the fishing Shantys, these are immaculate ones compared to some I've seen (and smelled)
From Hampton, it was a quick ride 20km west to Parker's Cove. There were a lot of touristy types there, as there is a campsite just up from the Wharf, still a nice place to visit though.
Across the road is a seafood sales place, doesn't get any fresher than this
A big house by the wharf...must be a lobster fisherman's place
I'm not sure what they use this shack for....
Then it was off to Delap's Cove....the end of Shore Rd. The road ends on the wharf
There was a woman at this shack painting buoy's and flogging them to tourists
A davit for unloading the boats
A couple shots along the shore
smashed up lobster pot
On the way out of Delap's Cove there is a dirt road that leads to some hiking trails, I decided to take a quick run down there.....I came to a barricade with a road closed sign, so naturally, around the barricade I went to find out what kind of fool would close a rode that isn't really a road
I found out why the barricade was up....
Somebody busted the bridge
still enough room for a KLR though
The road was pretty rough all the way to Victoria Beach, lots of baby head sized rock, and it was very loose, but I made it out to the other end unscathed.
more to come
I came back out to the pavement at Victoria Beach, which is on one side of the Digby gut. The current here is very treacherous for boaters
The other side
The Digby/St John ferry was just heading out
A coupla road shots
Next stop was at the old Casey's fish plant. This was a busy place before we managed to fish everything to near extinction
view from the wharf
next stop...Granville Ferry/Annapolis Royal
I rode along the Annapolis Basin and stopped at the Port Royal lighthouse
A quick look down the road
the bike pulled up to chat....it was a retired woman, she was really cool, We chatted for 10 minutes or so, then off she went
Then off I went. This is the Annapolis Tidal Generating plant. The only plant of it's kind in the world
Along the Annapolis Basin shore as the tide goes out
Granville Ferry homes
From there it was off home, Grand total of 110km, took 3 hours to ride. What a great day
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