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Old 08-28-2007, 09:14 AM   #8
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Day 5
Cabot Trail, the Ceilidh trail and Marine Drive

So after the HUGE thunderstorm the night before at Meat Cove it looks like it’ll be a fine day

Merc snaps a self-portrait just to prove he was awake at dawn

packed up... hours before Merc

bye Meat Cove

so, we fire up bikes, and I head up the grassy hill. No problem for the Pilot Roads. I figure I’ll just tool along slowly & wait for Merc at the end of the dirt road. The rain has trashed it over-night, so it’s pretty slow going.

I get to the end and wait… and wait… and wait some more. Finally he shows up. Turns out the “Road Attacks” aren't grass attacks! One of the other campers gave him a push and it was all good.

More Cabot trail

"you're right.. old RUSH on the mp3 player does go well with twisties!" that was fun!

so we stop for some food

Merc has a set-to with the francophone girl at the counter… I didn’t have a problem ordering, but finally he gets his chow

note the butter tart

didn’t last long

I spot an S2 7.9 on the way (I used to race these in the Midwest) pretty funny to see one outside the Great Lakes!

Leaving Cape Breton Island I spot this ship

which used to haul steel for Algoma in Sault Ste Marie, the company my dad worked for. Small world.

We hammer along through the countryside, more smooth roads & sweepers, bit flatter than CapeBreton as we run along the coast. We stop in Sheet Harbor and get food & drinks for the night. Next stop “Murphy’s Cove”. The campsite is pretty nice & we’re set up quickly.

An Englishman’s castle

chow time

hooked on butter tarts

so, we’ve made it to Murphy’s Cove
end of day five
another 315 miles down
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