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Old 08-28-2007, 07:08 PM   #31
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The Garmin has an interesting route planned for us, hugging the Fundy shore, versus going back towards the highway. We figure this’ll be hot shit, and we’re not in a big hurry so off we go.

we get to a toll booth…. Hmm and I stop to talk to the girl. I explain we’re just “passing through” trying to avoid paying the toll and she says “oh, you’re following your GPS. You can’t go through.”



We came into a small town called Pugwash, and stopped at the local grocery / NSLC. Nice guy gave us directions to the campsite about 7 miles out of town. We decided to head out there and get setup then figure out food and drinks afterwards.


Oh man, does THIS sound familiar. We did the exact same thing last week, except we were one road further from the water than you. After about 10 miles of steadily degrading gravel road, we dead-ended before the park at a bridge that was out, and the construction workers there told us that we wouldn't be able to ride through the park anyway.


And then that night we stayed at the exact same campground as you had.
Small world. You didn't happen to have the Donair Poutine for dinner at Pats in Pugwash?
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:39 PM   #32
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Nice trip Greg. Hoping someday I can get back there for NS. Good thing you got those tents up before it got "too dark".
That no beer left in town shot almost had me piss my pants. Miss you too Kev

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Old 08-29-2007, 05:07 AM   #33
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Thanx for the tip! BTW, does the campground take reservations?
We never made reservations. I generally don't like making reservations on a bike trip - too many things can happen. That would have also inferred some form of preparation and planning which simply... didn't exist...

The only night we were a bit worried was the final night but we were away from touristy places then. As it turned out, there were tons of campsites in the area. Greg's trusty GPS helped us out in this regard.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:09 AM   #34
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Very cool trip....
Greg's "stay around home bro on the left coast"
Hey Greg's brother on the left coast

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Old 08-29-2007, 05:11 AM   #35
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Nice pics and story, guys!! So, you basically had a food trip and threw in some riding?


The clown (EC) and I are heading up next week. Can't wait!!
isn't that what you're meant to do

Camping or hoteling ? If hoteling....it 'aint cheap.

Come to think of it...nothings cheap in Canada...eh ?
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:13 AM   #36
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Oh man, does THIS sound familiar. We did the exact same thing last week, except we were one road further from the water than you. After about 10 miles of steadily degrading gravel road, we dead-ended before the park at a bridge that was out, and the construction workers there told us that we wouldn't be able to ride through the park anyway.


And then that night we stayed at the exact same campground as you had.
Small world. You didn't happen to have the Donair Poutine for dinner at Pats in Pugwash?
naw, we ended up having panini and seafood chowder at the Hidden Jewel Cafe. Pretty tasty!

what we tried to do .. the yellow line.
bummer really

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Old 08-29-2007, 05:13 AM   #37
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Oh man, does THIS sound familiar. We did the exact same thing last week, except we were one road further from the water than you. After about 10 miles of steadily degrading gravel road, we dead-ended before the park at a bridge that was out, and the construction workers there told us that we wouldn't be able to ride through the park anyway.


And then that night we stayed at the exact same campground as you had.
Small world. You didn't happen to have the Donair Poutine for dinner at Pats in Pugwash?
That was a great campground - second only to Meat Cove on the trip. We had dinner in some little cafe that was just about to close and the food reflected this

I had the pleasure of some Poutine later on in the trip.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:15 AM   #38
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Nice trip Greg. Hoping someday I can get back there for NS. Good thing you got those tents up before it got "too dark".
That no beer left in town shot almost had me piss my pants. Miss you too Kev

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Hey Charlie

Ask Greg about WHY we didn't have any beer (we did have a small bottle of wine which went down very well...)
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:40 AM   #39
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great trip!
now where's your Alaska report cracka?


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we took this pic of Meat Cove Tuesday 8/21.....what a great ride

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:32 AM   #41
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Looks like a fun trip. I gotta get to NS someday, won't be this year though. The Canada boarder guard was a little hottie when we did the Canada ride from CroMag. Didn't get any photos of her either.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:11 PM   #42
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Looks like a fun trip. I gotta get to NS someday, won't be this year though. The Canada boarder guard was a little hottie when we did the Canada ride from CroMag. Didn't get any photos of her either.
More than likely the same one Beez (Greg had her not me but his description is similar to the Cromag folks) - we crossed at Calais as your group did I believe.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:16 PM   #43
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OK.

When I go to Nova Scotia in September I'll be sure to go through Calais and check out this 'hottie' Canadian.

Does she speak English?
Most Canadians do, sort of...

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Old 08-29-2007, 12:21 PM   #44
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More than likely the same one Beez (Greg had her not me but his description is similar to the Cromag folks) - we crossed at Calais as your group did I believe.
Now that I think about it, I crossed the border at Calais on Saturday morning and I too had a hottie. A bullet proof vest never looked so good!
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:12 PM   #45
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Hey - that's me with the yellow tigger!

Great report and pics, guys. The no-beer pic and the depth charge story had me rolling.Advocate Harbour etc really is a hidden gem.

I gotta say that your pair of BRG Sprints simply exude olde worlde class (particularly when you are not near them ). The mountie that didn't give you a ticket near Parrsboro was probably an Empire Loyalist. Me, I shed a tear for Meridian, Hinckley and old Britannia as I rolled out of that Moncton campground.... OK, ok, maybe that was the emotional aftermath of yacking about Shackleton while drinking all your wine the night before.

You are both gracious hosts, btw. Great to meet you.

Don't forget to visit NS again. We'll go to an Irving Big Stop or similar classy Canadian establishment. THose TH butter tarts (and the ones at the border) are just the beginning.

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(some sort of ride report(s) forthcoming...)
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