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Old 08-16-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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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



a biggun!



creepy cold fog was usually close at hand



Western Brook Pond



more WBP



gotta hike



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



Halifax 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!

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Old 08-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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Wow! thanks for sharing the highlights! you hit the best spots.. I'll be enjoying the rest of your pics.. thanks for the link too!
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