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Old 07-31-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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It's a Moosetery!

The goal: go north, camp at Meat Cove, ride, and see a moose
The result: pictures

Due to time constrains - and not wanting to put my hubby through a 850 mile interstate ride on a LC4 - we decided to cheat a bit:

Trucking up from Western North Carolina to Massachusetts



and got treated with a fabulous taco dinner by Librarian and his wife Laura:



Day 1: Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Maine

or "damn is it's hot!!!!"

we started out a bit slow: unloading



and figuring out the luggage situation



once we finally got on the road, the temps already hit the 90th - ending up at around 98F in NH. WTF???



almost at the coast!





not many riding pics for this day... it was more a "transfer day". But we ended up with a great camp spot near the coast



and finished the day with some freshly cooked crustacean



tomorrow: Maine Coast
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:32 AM   #2
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:47 AM   #3
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:41 AM   #4
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Good to see an F650 of the Funduro variety. I've recently purchased the same bike. What luggage set up do you have on yours?
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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I was at Meat Cove last month... amazing place! Ironically, I only saw 1 freaking moose the entire trip (rode out to Newfoundland) and was not able to snap a photo of him! :(
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #8
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Good to see an F650 of the Funduro variety. I've recently purchased the same bike. What luggage set up do you have on yours?
I have racks for cases (w/o the cases) and just threw over some old saddle bags I had laying around. The tank-bag is a bit modified (I added buckles) to stop it from sliding around so much. Link to pic

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I was at Meat Cove last month... amazing place! Ironically, I only saw 1 freaking moose the entire trip (rode out to Newfoundland) and was not able to snap a photo of him! :(
I strongly believe that Moose and Unicorns are related....

stay tuned for day two
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #9
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Day 2: Maine Coast

No day of riding can start w/o a good cup of coffee

And yes, it's old school, no fancy schmancy yet-boil, but it works just fine the the burner comes apart and fit's right into the percolator for transport.
(the pic makes it look much bigger than it actually is)



strolled down to the lake on my first "moose hunt" - no moose





somewhere along the coastal road



BDXMPL aka "stands on bridges"



Once we passed Acadia the area actually got much better. We choose to skip the park, since it was Saturday and we did not feel like creeping along for over an hour in a parade of cars. Our goal was to avoid the tourist traps - not join them. And especially places like the 24 hr LLBean outlets. WTF, do I look like I wanted to go shopping on vacation???? (rant over)













yeah - I am short



Quoddy Head - most eastern point in the US





random "drive by shootings"











and the "end" of Maine: border crossing to Campobello Island

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Old 08-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #10
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the bunny is Mark O's fault.

Looks great so far Y'all.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #11
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Welcome home, Silke. Looks like a great ride!
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #12
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:38 PM   #13
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Day 2 and 3: Deer Island


Campobello Island (you can get beer, but no gas and in the winter your only way "out" is going to the US


Ferry landing for Deer Island (where you can get gas - but no beer ) - the island you see in the pic is actually the Eastport in the US







We were greeted at the ferry landing by West Isle Foo Foo - a truly great guy who provided us with one of the best camp spots you can ever imagine




wait for it










a great conversation and a few brewskies (which we bought of a guy on the ferry after learning that you can't buy any on Deer Island) was the perfect finish for a great day





The next morning we walked over to West Isle Foo Foos mom and were treated to an incredible breakfast



"mom's place"





short walk down the trail to the water: our hosts









shop door



after spending the morning at this incredible place Foo Foo rode up to the other ferry landing with us





great place to live - and hard to leave but we had to move on.....
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:17 PM   #14
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Fabutastic pics Silke.

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