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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

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 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

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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