|08-16-2009, 04:47 PM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: UK (Upper Kuba)
8.7k tour of the Maritimes
Is it a good idea to take a scooter that already has 170k on it as far as you can go on the pavement northeastward? Well, Blue Beluga is the only ride I got, so damn the torpedoes!
Result: 4 weeks of BIG fun, the middle 2 of em with my 1st mate Mary. She was with me from Pittsburgh PA to St John's NL. Mostly ~50s-80s mild weather, no incidents, no worries! Roads were a bit ruff here & there but nothing too gnarly.
route in Canada was sorta kinda http://tinyurl.com/njrjra
here's a sampling of pix made with our cheepo $45 pink camera...
COG rally at Fontana NC, home of the Gap, Cherohala, 28, etc. Never mind the goofball on the R
Helvetia WV, US219 rocks!
sunset near Bennington VT hostel
Bar Harbor ME layover day
fab lunch spot in Acadia NP
Jasper Beach ME
with Acadian Rider in Moncton NB
Confederation Bridge to PEI
1 of many al fresco snack stops, this one in NS
chillin on the Sunshine Trail NS
"World Famous", eh?
Celtic College, NS
where Cabot landed in NS
Meat Cove NS
happy riders after spotting whales, Meat Cove NS
welcome...to 50kt gusts. Blimey!
on the way to Trout River
need lotsa firewood here
bergs ahoy!!! Our 1st sighting ever, St Anthony NL
obligatory lighthouse shot
l'anse aux Meadows, fascinating ~1000AD Viking settlement
prolly shoulda lost the Frog Togs & fanny pack, dontcha think?
only the foundations are left
departing the ferry in Labrador
end of the pavement
creepy cold fog was usually close at hand
Western Brook Pond
Paulie & friend
made it, whew!
a strange part of the trail
Terra Nova NP, just before spotting a huge black bear
Cape Spear, easternmost point in N America
after Mary flew home - Cape St Mary's!
27 bazillion squawkin gannets
fun run on the great Route 100
an ackshual Newfoundland
ready for a 15 hr cruz back to NS
damp Peggy's Cove (route 333: schweet!)
US1 bridge in ME
random roadside Conc convention in ME
...and there you have it!
Check out the rest of the >400 pix at http://picasaweb.google.com/PaulieH01/Maritimes
edit: thanx to Jim, Louis, Amber & Jon, Scott, Cliff, and Reid for yer fine horspitality!
Paulie screwed with this post 08-16-2009 at 09:52 PM
|08-16-2009, 06:30 PM||#2|
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Newmarket, Onterrible
Great trip and ride report.
Brings back wonderful memories of our trip from last summer, almost identical route it seems. Wish we had climbed to the top of Gros Morne.
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