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Old 10-02-2011, 04:45 PM   #226
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Forillon National Park



The sign said 1.7 kilometers to the top and 60 minutes. I was thinking it would be round trip for 60 minutes. Nay Nay. The trail was loose and the stairs led to heaven I think.

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Old 10-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #227
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Worth the hike up ...

At the top you are treated to a 360 view of the area. In this picture is a parking lot with the BGP in it. Can't see it. I understand. Just trying to give an idea of the height you attain while walking just 1.7 kms.



I took my time at the top because I knew I wouldn't climb up here again in this lifetime. Shoulda brought a trials bike with me for the climb.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #228
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More Park and then the local lighthouse

More shots of the look off in picture 1 (look up, way up) and the park.





I left the park and drove towards a large lighthouse on the St. Lawrence.



Something splashed in the water and I noticed it was a seal.



Then I noticed something much larger in the water by the shore.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:07 PM   #229
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I wasn't sure

what it was and it happened so fast I didn't take a picture. It surfaced once and then was gone.
A few minutes later and much further away I saw it again.
I was shooting with a 400 mm at this point and still only got tiny glimpses of the whales leaving the water and splashing down.
This went on for about 20 minutes.





Some days are magical. Between the hike, the seal, the whales, and the riding this was one of those days. It is enough to make you hungry.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:10 PM   #230
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French Salmon Pie and shrimp side

No worries whether it was fresh considering the fishing fleets are around the corner.







The restaurant was in L'anse au Griffon and well worth the stop.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:27 PM   #231
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A little road work...

I asked the flag lady how long and held up my fingers (1,2,3,4 etc.)
She smiled, then laughed, then lit up a cigarette. Yep, this was going to be a while.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #232
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O Dark hundred ...

I wanted to make it to the top of Gaspe and did a little night rider stuff.
The temperature dropped to the hypothermia point, but fortunately I found Tim Hortons and after thawing out I dressed up for a little further push to the top.

This was a little lead in for tomorrows brutal ride in temps just above freezing.





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Old 10-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #233
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Amqui to St Leonard to Moncton

Last bit of riding was through the Appalachian trail section of Quebec and New Brunswick. Nice start but mostly straight hwy after St. Leonard.
As you can see the leaves were starting to change colours in Gaspe.
Temperatures were single digits this day, but overall the weather is still fine for
riding here or anywhere in the Maritimes.





That's it for the Gaspe ride. Next ride should be up to Cape Breton just in time to catch the colours.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:16 PM   #234
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Great ride reports Yellowknife. You look to be putting on some miles.

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #235
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Great ride reports Yellowknife. You look to be putting on some miles.

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I would do more if the JOB would stop interrupting. Thanks for viewing...
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:16 AM   #236
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I would do more if the JOB would stop interrupting. Thanks for viewing...
Yeah, work has a way of cutting into the life time. Does help to pay the bills though .

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Old 10-12-2011, 07:35 PM   #237
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Cabot Trail October

Cape Breton Island is home to some sweet riding if you like lots of scenery, twists, wildlife, good food, and friendly folks.
Craig joined me for a three day tour of the island that started on Thanksgiving Monday (an appropriate name for going to Cape Breton).



This is a link for C-Stain's RR.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733285
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:43 PM   #238
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The Starting Line



There are a few tiny signs to help visitors find the Cabot Trail. Basically get yourself to Baddeck which is just north of the Canso Causeway
from Nova Scotia's mainland to Cape Breton. Fill up the bike, drink a timmies, and head out.
We did around 1200 kilometers in the three days which is a nice pace.
First night was a campout with a morning temp of 10 C.
This morning; not so warm. Just 2 C at 8 am.
Craig didn't have a heated vest and broke the tenth commandment all day long thinking about my vest.
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Cabot Trail continued in no particular order







Here's Craig trying to get a National Geographic picture with the moose that is probably 100 feet away (the black mass on the left of the pic).
Craig even turned off his bike, which I don't recommend. The only other thing he could do better is to wear a red jacket.
I hear moose like that color better when charging out of the trees.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:52 PM   #240
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Here's Craig trying to get a National Geographic picture with the moose that is probably 100 feet away (the black mass on the left of the pic).
Craig even turned off his bike, which I don't recommend. The only other thing he could do better is to wear a red jacket.
I hear moose like that color better when charging out of the trees.
There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity....
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