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Old 06-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #16
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You were lucky in St. John. On a motorcycle trip in '76, Jack and I spent several days stuck in St. John fog bound. And I mean FOG. It was all we could do to get off the ferry and find a guest house.

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Old 06-11-2010, 07:36 AM   #17
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Onward to Neuva Scotia you guys...

Elmar and Sharon:

Good to see your thread is up and running, but this time way over thar on the northeast side.

So you are entering Neuva Scotia leaving Saint John at 1200 hrs as I gather. Plan to do the counterclockwise loop up towards Halifax?

Your pixes are, hmm as usual, GREAT!!

Watching this with great interest and some nostalgic because I was up at the Cabot Trail via Gaspe on my Ultra last summer.

Take care!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:37 AM   #18
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I can't wait for the seafood, my mouth is watering. Too bad you don't have more time but I know how that goes. Does this mean I get the first hack on Phase III?

Yo are going to make it to the U.S.C.A. National aren't you?
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:08 AM   #19
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Hackventure!

Greetings Sharon & Elmer!

Happy for the both of you that your hackventures continue! It's livened up a very dreary PNW summer thus far. Doubt we'll get to share a dinner on this trip, though!

Safe journeys!
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:22 AM   #20
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Can I tag on

Good to see Lady Sharon and Sir Elmer back on the road again. Can I tag along, please ?

One thought comes to me as I avidly read through your reports. Just think how digital photography has enhanced everything. Superb images of, well, everything from people and places to food and bikes. Equally, just think how much it would have cost in developing good old film ! ! ! !
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:30 AM   #21
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Good to see Lady Sharon and Sir Elmer back on the road again. Can I tag along, please ?

One thought comes to me as I avidly read through your reports. Just think how digital photography has enhanced everything. Superb images of, well, everything from people and places to food and bikes. Equally, just think how much it would have cost in developing good old film ! ! ! !
I tried last trip to get them to adopt me but Elmer didn't want to put another sidecar on the off side....ah well....I'll just have to be a 'watcher'.....lol
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:07 PM   #22
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Nova Scotia

Everything is bilingual in New Brunswick; street signs; placards...menus, they even have 3 French TV stations beamed there, not so in Nova Scotia?



Saint John in the morning..



Residents of Hill Top Park






St. John's River traffic



Our ferry-'Princess of Acadia'



Made friends with 2 other HD tourers: a 69 year young from Virginia touring Nova Scotia and an Ontario couple heading to Newfounland.



Into the mouth of Jonah the Whale
















Pennymiler.....you likey-likey?



Up the staircase


Gangway to the Salons



Ships Galley...



Section of the Bow lifts to allow vehicles to enter



Then the bow evens flush with the deck



Under way












Guess what I am watching via satellite the Soccer World Cup and talking soccer with my son via email on pager....



RSA vs. Mexico------1:1






Approaching Digby, Nova Scotia inlet..












Digby is famous for its Scallops ...bar none!



Ain't a good picture...google it instead...



There they are.....picture big enuff for you hungry folks? Koi farm...get your bib on before you drool on yer shirt!



Clam and Lobster roll to complement...yummm yummm



You can order from here.....via UPS to the USA..



The Town of Digby...mostly fisheries and tourism..



Digby Harbor..









Beautiful signs indicating we were riding on Harvest Highway





many flowers like these in pink, purple & white everywhere along the highways & byways





R&R here for the day...



until tomorrow....au revoir (gotta practice my french)!
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:22 PM   #23
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I can't wait for the seafood, my mouth is watering. Too bad you don't have more time but I know how that goes. Does this mean I get the first hack on Phase III?

Yo are going to make it to the U.S.C.A. National aren't you?
Baawwllll.... eh...you got a Harbor Freight Cannister...ain't a sidecar. No qualify....only the likes of Dauntless, CSM, Hannigan, etc. qualify: Let's VOTE......!

Yep, you'll be the first, ggrrrr...loved to have met you in the middle of phase III. Wouldn't that be something...we'd be on the cover of National Geographic....wooooo

Where's the USCA National?
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:24 PM   #24
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Good to see Lady Sharon and Sir Elmer back on the road again. Can I tag along, please ?

One thought comes to me as I avidly read through your reports. Just think how digital photography has enhanced everything. Superb images of, well, everything from people and places to food and bikes. Equally, just think how much it would have cost in developing good old film ! ! ! !
Come tag along SidecarJohn....how are you...you still in Merry Good England...hope to be your Tonic again

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Old 06-11-2010, 06:30 PM   #25
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You were lucky in St. John. On a motorcycle trip in '76, Jack and I spent several days stuck in St. John fog bound. And I mean FOG. It was all we could do to get off the ferry and find a guest house.

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Hi Pam...that's correct. Saint John is the 3rd most foggiest city in the summer. That's why we went in June, although still quite cold...but the southerlies have yet to come a-blowin' here over the frigid waters of the Atlantic and Bay so it's crystal clear here although today in Digby, Nova Scotia they got hit with a heat wave of--23C--
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:51 PM   #26
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Greetings Sharon & Elmer!

Happy for the both of you that your hackventures continue! It's livened up a very dreary PNW summer thus far. Doubt we'll get to share a dinner on this trip, though!

Safe journeys!
Hey OlyRider.... Sure would be nice for another dinner together...just hop on and c'mon out here Hope this ride report gets you out of the NorthWet misery. Say hi to the gang.
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:05 AM   #27
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May St. Christopher travel with you.

And may Murphy stay far away!


I sure enjoy your journals! Thanks for taking the time to take us all along.
Alaska was a great romp and this is off to a grand start too.

I have poored my coffee and waiting for you next post!

PS: Come on Claude, finish my rig - I wanna go!!!!
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:26 AM   #28
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Man! those scallops are like hockey pucks....but look delicious for sure....as did the lobster roll and clams...everything seems to be supersized from what we get here in Flatistan....I've always wanted to go to that area of the world since reading Farley Mowatt's books about the Newfies....so glad to visit vicariously via your trip....
You guys are my heroes for sure....and your reports are like an odyssey voyage.....thank you so much.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:54 AM   #29
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I was hoping you and Sharon would find that particular establishment in Digby! I did the same ferry to Digby in 2008 with some friends. We had lunch in that diner and the scallops convinced us to swear off beef and poultry for the duration of our visit! When we finally had a lobster dinner on PEI it was a disappointment -- the scallops were that good!

I've lovin' this ride report!

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Old 06-12-2010, 07:04 PM   #30
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On top of Nova Scotia

Sharon posting here for Elmer since he is in need of some R&R. We started out this morning ride with the sun leading us towards the north easterly route...


the long road to North Sidney, NS






"Controlled Access Highway" ??? wonder who is in control???


Limited views on my left!


Beginning to see bilingual signs in English and Celtic



McDonald selling McLobster Never did find it.....



Look familiar?? Yep....Elmer was here in 2008


Alexander Graham Bell is revered in NS...


A small schooner on Bras d'Or Lake


Happy NS people live here...


more English-Celtic signs....



Newfoundland ferry terminal....had to go there to make reservation


Bought tickets for tomorrow (Sunday)...and paid for return trip on 22 June


Exploring town of Sidney....


Round the world yacht race/multi-cultral event celebration at the dock in Sidney. I went to check it out while Elmer watched the world soccer match (USA vs. England 1-1) and napped.
The Cape Breton Island yacht is in port to drop off Canadian crews -- they pick up different crews along the way and the yacht is currently in 3rd place.








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Fiddler's Square


Multi-cultral event..... Polish culture


Lebanon.....


Greek food...yumm yumm


Cape Breton breads & oat cakes (filled my bag with goodies). Can you tell I go for the desserts


Found this old church on my way back to our motel....




Cemetery of early settlers on Cape Bretton Island...born 1806, died 1882


uh oh....this tree grew on the headstone



reflections of the cemetery in the window...


Main street needs to be revived...found only 1 restaurant and it looks pretty dead for a Saturday afternoon.


but they had a cool shoe store....


pondered buying this pair.....heck, Elmer spends 3x more on shocks for the beemer


or should I get this one??


nah, these shoes won't get me home.....until tomorrow.

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