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Old 08-21-2011, 03:38 AM   #541
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August 18th Newton, MA

Stayed a second day in Newton. Was able to do a few things that needed adjustment on the bike, and waterproofing of an electronic controller for my radar detector that was causing me problems in very heavy rains. Thanks to the owner of the B&B he had a hot glue gun that I could use. Great to get things repaired when you have a chance!!

Mileage 15 Just to run some errand, otherwise I walked or took the metro

Weather:




All hand cut individually and painted prior to installing.





The B&B had amazing architectural details. Craig and Paul were working hard to do this job to perfection.

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The header beam that they were working on.....




Walked downtown and saw this window display of tennis rackets. These were rackets that people played with in my youth.



I saved up money in Jr High to buy the PDP Open on the left. Cost me about $70.00 at the time but I was playing on the Jr High team and really wanted it. Brought back some memories.



Then rode to the Hardware store for some more Scotch guard (waterproofing) for my rain covers as they were really waterlogged during my NYC heavy rain day.

And a package arrived for me....



My Radar detector sound had died, so they had a repair program.... Sent it in to get fixed (sure missed it on the Blue Ridge Parkway ). Now I am ready to ride again

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Old 08-21-2011, 04:19 AM   #542
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August 19th. On the road again

August 19th Newton MA to Brunswick, Maine via Mt Washington

Was ready to be back out riding

Mileage for the day: about 300

Weather: Sunny, warm with afternoon thundershowers.


Rode to Max's North Hampton BMW to buy a set of Knobby tires (TKC80) for the upcoming Trans Labrador road that has about 800-1000 miles for gravel type road. Have been following some other threads and was advised by most people that it can get very slippery.

Arrived at 9am for the opening. Had spoken with them couple days ago, they had the tires and my other supplies for 6K service. But would not have time to put them on my bike.



But after talking with Tom in the service Department…. He squeezed me in.

Thanks Tom for making the extra effort!! Great dealership if you need service or parts

I pulled my own rims off in the parking lot to save time and money. (have done it so often that I am fairly fast at the process)



After putting the tires back on…. It was time for lunch. Yummy Lobster roll!!





Good to the last bite!





then Rode along the NH, ME coastline. Beautiful. You can tell there is no lack of wealth in certain parts of America as you see some of the old homes overlooking the Ocean. Cannot imagine the cost of these homes, taxes, upkeep etc.





Love the salt Air and cooler temps!!



Since I was back in New Hampshire, I decided to take another shot at being about to ride up Mount Washington.



Yup…. Made it all the way up.



fortunately I made it up in between the predicted Thunderstorms!



Met these guys in the parking lot from Canada! They work for Cirque du soleil



Made to the top at 6,288 Feet above sea level in about 8 miles :)



They have a cogway railway to the top as well, but I heard it was very steep!



You could see for about 20 miles in 360 degrees from the top. Hard to capture the view.





Back down I went!



OK I finally can put the sticker on my bike :)



Fun ride when there were no cars in the way.



Even saw a few trees getting a jump on fall color. would be amazing in October!!



Saw lots of signs warning about the moose in the area!



Then rode east again back into Maine!!



Rode to Brunswick, and found a room. The thunderstorms had arrived and was raining just a bit to the west of me, but heading my direction. Got stopped just before the rain started.

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Old 08-21-2011, 05:01 AM   #543
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August 20th Brunswick, ME to Deer Island, NB

Brunswick, ME to Eastport, ME (the furthest east of any city in the USA), then a ferry to Deer Island, NB

Mileage Approx 225

Weather Partially Sunny and mid 70's. Perfect riding weather!!

Started my day riding on "Maine" street in Brunswick. Enjoyed riding around the town that my Parents lived in when I was born.



A photo for Kens Postal Thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143102



Rode Coastal road Hwy 1 through Maine. Lots of great views along the intercostal waterways.... Did not stop to take many pictures as I was enjoying the ride and did not want to stop.





Nice spot to take a photo of the water, this is an Inn, I just borrowed their view!







Further north had a bit of coastal fog starting in.



Maine is certainly living up to its name "Vacationland" lots of ice cream stands, Lobster snack shops along the way.



Some Purple houses on the way.



and a Blueberry Festival to keep people out and about!



Made my way to Eastport, ME which is the farthest east in the USA you can go.







Then a ferry ride over to Deer Island, NB Canada. to meet up with fellow ADVr West Isle Foo Foo






On the ferry.



The ferry has an engine that swings around to change the direction of the boat.





Made it into Canada. They were checking my Documents so I took a photo of the signs.



Ferry just lands on the beach area and lets you off. It is only a seasonal ferry running June-September.



The ferry heading back to the US.



Winston Met me at the Ferry landing and we rode back to his house!



What a view from his place!!



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Old 08-21-2011, 09:18 AM   #544
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #545
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:22 PM   #546
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Beautiful, just friggin beautiful! I noticed your taunting me with those fantastic Lobster rolls

You may contiune... ....... Oh and keep the rubberside down.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #547
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Nice Mark.
Just rode Mt. Washington and on to Eastport in June.

I'm guessing you didn't get a chance to see or hear "old sow" either?

I had a couple lobster rolls. mmmmmm...lunch and dinner. Making me hungry for 'em again.

p.s. The GS looks good in TKC's
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:07 AM   #548
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Nice Mark.
Just rode Mt. Washington and on to Eastport in June.

I'm guessing you didn't get a chance to see or hear "old sow" either?
Hey Greg,

I was thinking about you . We started in June riding out to the most westerly Town in the US, then getting to the most easterly Town in the US (and I also was in the Most southernly point in the US in Keywest)!!

How cool is this. I think the most northerly is in Washington State... might have to get there on the way home :)
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:53 AM   #549
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August 21st. Deer Island, NB - Penobsquis, NB

Deer Island, NB Canada to Penobsequis

Mileage: 184 KM

Weather: was Marine fog with Sun


Woke up in Canada.





And had a chuckle over the coffee maker branded as Tim Hortons (a famous Canadian coffee/donut store)



After an amazing day yesterday, awoke to heavy marine fog this morning. The grand view that Winston has is all fog. But we could see a few Bald Eagles and Whales in the bay.



Had time to get caught up with Ride report, and then enjoyed spending time with Winstons family. His brother and sister were here visiting and really enjoyed meeting them. After breakfast it was time to watch, as his brother Byron was setting up his Ham radio. First he needed to get the antenna set up. How better to string up the wire but to shoot an arrow with a fishing line over the existing tower. Yesterday it did not work very well with wind and too heavy twine.

Byron has success shooting this arrow over the tower!! (Winston watching in the ADV shirt)



Then Radioman gets a lesson in real Ham Radio operations and all the things necessary to communicate via Radio. Amazing how hobbies have all there own rules and gear!!



Some of his gear was manufactured in the city I grew up in. Small world.



After lunch the fog started to clear.



And we could see the Bald Eagles.....





Winston, Leslie and I took a boat ride after lunch.



What a beautiful area!! reminds me of the PNW and the san Juan islands. I spend my childhood going up onto Whidbey Island and the San Juans..... This was so cool to be here!



Heading out.



Great islands all around



and a lighthouse....



lots of wildlife to be seen. Tons of Bald eagles (Winston said he had never seen so many together), and then Whales, Porpoises, sea birds.

Notice the whale watching boat, all the people are facing the wrong way



just fun to get a chance to be watching them.





Winston at the helm.



Into a cool fishing harbor on another island.



lots of Lobster pots



and some boats that have seen better days...





Then the fog started rolling back in.





fortunately Winston had his compass with him.




Just a few more photos of the day. So much beauty and cannot stop taking photos!

Organized chaos of the lobster pots.





docks always have lots of stuff hanging around








Have a wonderful time with Winston and his family. Thankful for the wonderful Hospitality that have shared with me.



But time to keep moving north. Made the 5PM ferry





Always interesting industrial gear.





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Old 08-22-2011, 06:14 AM   #550
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Great photos and report Mark! Looks like you got your 4/3 camera out now...
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:59 AM   #551
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Radioman, great meeting you today. Funny to be in the middle of nowhere and meet a fellow inmate. You sound like a helluva nice guy. If you ever write a book, I will buy the first couple copies. Pic of Radioman taken at a lookout before Alma, NB.

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PS - saw your knobbies were working on some of the asphalt corners up to Cape Enrage. :-)

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Radioman, great meeting you today. Funny to be in the middle of nowhere and meet a fellow inmate.
Was a Pleasure. Hope you and your family have a great vacation!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:39 AM   #553
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I have never eaten a lobster roll and I want one right NOW!!! That looks tasty!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:54 AM   #554
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Hey Mark, I read your whole RR tonight while @ work. I lost my Mom in 2005 to Alzheimer's. My whole family live in Nova Scotia. If you need anything at all while exploring the province do not hesitate to contact me, either PM or cell phone # 301.788.2345 and I will send someone to help you.I grew up there and get back to visit quite often.On a sunny day its is a glorious place to be,enjoy your time there Mark.When you get back I can put you in touch with a good friend of mine, Jeff Munn who has travelled around the world on his 1150 GS. All the best to you in your travels.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:38 AM   #555
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Penobsequis, New Brunswick to Annapolis, Nova Scotia

Rode through Fundy National Park, to Hopewell rocks and then onto meet up with c -stain and his family in Nova Scotia

Mileage: around 350 KM or 250 Miles

Day was mixed sun and clouds, but the wind really picked up as a major storm was moving north. Thought I had missed it until I got a text from Craig telling me it had rained hard where he lives Last hour was serious rain

The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world. They measure about 10 Meters or 40 feet. It is an amazing sight to see. I stopped at the Hopewell Rocks to check out what that really looks like.



More Moose warnings




ADV is an amazing community. Was at an overlook and ran into an ADVr who was on vacation with his family. Took their photo overlooking the bay of Fundy (with their camera)... forgot to take a photo of them. How cool is that!
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and lots more of these places



Light houses along the coast.



Hopewell Rocks



The tide flats with Thick Brown Mud.



The water forms deep channels in this mud.



Looking down on the rock formations.



Look what the tides do to the coastline.







Some very cool rocks and see the tree growing out the side.





and at some point the stacks can collapse. They are really big.



At high tide these will mostly be covered up. Image 40 + feet of water coming in twice a day



Very cool to walk and look.



and many people had made inuksuks



Also saw a covered bridge



and a Ship memorial




And then rode into Nova Scotia





It was a windy day. See the flags.

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