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Old 07-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #196
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Hey Yellowknife, did you put the knobbies on the BGP yet? I just finished a very interesting self taught course on how to install tires and fix holes in the tubes, I haven't worked that hard in a long time. I've watched a friend of mine doing it and bing bang he's finished so I figured it wouldn't be too hard for me either. Give me a call and we'll do some riding again,
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #197
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Sweet Summer Riding

Temps have been a little warm the last two days so it was time to head to the shore.



Stopped at the Innlet Cafe in Mahone Bay for a light lunch. Very fresh and very good. Evidence...



Another rider with good taste in Bikes.



Chefs Credentials on display. (a little hard to see but the Chef is a Kuchenmeister - that's good right)

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:50 PM   #198
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Nice Boat

I like wooden boats. Found two exceptional ones today. First this one in the water.



Close up.



Then this beauty undergoing refit. Mark your calendars - launching in March of 2012.



This is Canada's very own Blue Nose 2. Tours right next to the ship for easy picture taking. Bought a t-shirt to support the cause. About 400 people visit the work yard every day to watch the progress. Awesome Boat. Here is one of the workers driving in some nails.





Everyone needs a plan. If these guys screw this up there will be one heck of a hockey fight started on the streets of Lunenburg.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:55 PM   #199
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More Pics from Today

Lunenburg



Blue Rocks



Deer that couldn't care a less I was taking his picture.



Straight section of highway - NOT!



Last nights sunset. That is it for todays ride.

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Old 07-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #200
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Wanted to share this video I found on Youtube...

featuring Long Island, and Briar Island, which are just down the road from Digby. You can catch the ferry from New Brunswick to Digby Nova Scotia,
and then head towards Digby Neck for these two small islands. Enjoy the Vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...u8mytE0#at=305
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #201
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Bear River Farmers Market etc

Today's ride took me to Bear River and some surrounding points. I was riding alone to try to mellow out after a hectic last couple of days of work and other items. (which included one day where the temperature hit 46 Celsius with the humidity - which I absolutely hated). I wanted to grab a coffee in Bear River, so I hopped on the internet and ran into an interesting wordpress site for Bear River. From there I found out that there is a farmers market from 1 pm to 4 pm by the river. So that was the plan. Be in Bear River to enjoy a coffee and the market.



The farmers market is to the left side of this picture. The centre of the picture is the commercial district. Mainly a few restaurants, gift shops, drugstore, and a gas station.



Downtown Bear River - as you can see some of the buildings are built on stilts (tide is out at 1 pm)



The market.



One of the vendors - serving up some pretty healthy items and treats.



I had one of each of the two on the right and one in the middle and another on the end. I would have had one of each but I am trying to watch my figure

All were excellent. That is a jar of goats cheese and some samples. The coffee vendor was next and it was high quality coffee.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:34 PM   #202
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Fred's Pool

From the farm market I went up a Gravel Road South of Bear River in search of Fred's Pool, a local swimming area. I had to make another one of those nasty hikes into the woods to see the pool. I estimate I had to walk twenty to thirty feet or more to see the swimming hole. A perfect distance in my mind, but I wouldn't want to do too many hikes like this in one day.



Some soap from the market to keep me clean.



Turquoise Dragonfly



See how far you have to hike.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:44 PM   #203
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Digby

From Bear River I took some back roads to Digby. The wharf rat rally is held here. Basically a motorcycle meet last day of August till Sept 4th I believe. I avoid it like the plague for too many reasons, but you may like this sort of thing. Google it if you please.



On the waterfront they have some old cannons and the flags of the provinces (10) and territories (3) in Canada.

This is the flag of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife being the capital of said territory. Each colour and or shape represents something in the territory. The yellow bricks are gold, squiggly line - river, arctic fox, etc. etc.



From here it was GPS direct to Bridgetown for a coffee with K&S (fredgreen and company) before twisting it back home on the 221 back roads.
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Hey!!

Hey you big jerk!! You should have let me know you were in Digby! I would have met up with ya for a few mins.

Maybe next time....

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Old 07-25-2011, 10:36 AM   #205
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I guess I am

"the JERK" Although being labeled along with Steve Martin is ok.

The thing is I wasn't planning on going there. I just woke up and decided to drink coffee in Bear River and then one thing led to another. Only there for 10 minutes and then high tailed it to Bridgetown for a coffee then straight home.

Will call the collective to arrange a ride soon. Need a sendoff for Bluenozer ...
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:29 PM   #206
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August 17 - 18 ride to Cape D'or Lighthouse etc



Finally had two days off that coincided with two days of sunshine. Decided to check Cape D'or off of the list of places to see in Nova Scotia. Here is a starter pic of the trip.
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Cape D'or Lighthouse

En-route to Cape D'or from Parrsboro on the 209 Hwy you will spot a big blue Cape D'Or Scenic Area sign that leads you to a gravel road of 6 to 7 kilometers
to the upper parking lot above the lighthouse. I parked my bike next to another GS from Mass. USA. Had a quick chat with the couple and then made my way down the hill.

The hill leading down to the lighthouse is quite steep and a few people on the way back up were working up a sweat.
Once you make it to the lighthouse you will be treated to a fantastic view of the Bay of Fundy.

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #208
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Cape D'or Lighthouse direct Spencer's Island



After the lighthouse at Cape D'or I grabbed a soft drink at Advocate Harbour and then proceeded to Spencer's Island to see if they had room for a tent.
The space had water and electricity for $23. Showers were next door as were the washrooms. Showers $2.50 extra. A little pricey but it was very very very clean. (very!)

The site is built on the same location where they used to build the old wooden sail boats. You can see some trailers on the gravel/campground.

The lighthouse is in the picture and there is a restaurant here too.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #210
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Couple more pics

Here are a few more of the campground, lighthouse, and some items of interest on the way home.







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