FredGreen's Nova Scotia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by fredgreen, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    In the past I've been prone hijack trip threads to post some of my Nova Scotia travels, usually Yellowknife bears the burden of my rides, although he is sometimes on those rides with me. This time it's all about me.......and my wife Shirley who loves to ride along when she's not at work.

    First off; the horse I ride: 2001 KLR
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    and the jockey:
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    The missus and her ride: A 2008 KLR aquired from JDrocks (see his post here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=644390)
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    This ride was on our 13th Anniversary, it was a little drizzly in the morning so the ride had to be shortened a little due to lack of sun. We decided to head out from Bridgetown (it's where we live, so we like to start there) and head to Crystal Falls behind the air base in Greenwood. We took the railbed out of Middleton, crossed the Annapolis River
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    and headed to Bloomington, site of a small Hydro Generating station and waterfall
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    After that we headed across the East Trobrook Rd on the ridge of the South Mountain (not really a mountain). We stopped at the Charleton farm where the view is outstanding, across the Annapolis Valley is the North Mountain

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    eventually we came to this...
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    Crap, we're going to have to turn around......................................not

    It's into the woods we go

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    About 2 miles in we came to the Crystal Falls trail, and a short walk down the hill and we were there

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    It's a nice spot, but sticking with Nova Scotia tradition some Asshat thinks the whole world shoud know he was there
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    Ok back to the falls
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    Something is lurking in the forest
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    Time to head out. We went straight through the trail and came out above Rocknotch Rd.

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    We headed off from there for coffee with my buddy Rob and his wife Carolyne, he couldn't come for the ride, his Harley isn't quite equipped for this. After coffee, it was over to the Bay of Fundy for a quick stop at a crowded Beach
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    Then we took off for
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    straight out over Bridgetown
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    towards Annapolis Royal

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    towards Middleton
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    After this it was home to get the BBQ going and washed down with some homemade IPA.....Talk to ya later
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  2. yellowknife

    yellowknife Is In Canada

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    I want the directions for this place and the dam. Plan on using it once I finish getting through this work week, assuming the bike is ready to go.

    Thanks for posting this.

    YK
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  3. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    Hah Hah, your initials spell ick. The bridge is the rail bridge going south out of middleton, west of the Middleton Tim's near the family feed store. To get to the Nictaux Falls bridge, follow the rail bed to the 201, turn left, go to stop sign at Hwy 10,(where we stopped last week). Turn right then left towards Bloomington, Nictaux falls. After turning off the #10 and taking the sharp bend there is a three way (tee-hee) intersextion....take the right had route, the bridge is just down the hill. Have fun. PS, I am going to my camp on Friday if anyone is interested in coming out for a visit.....
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  4. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    So....this morning (27th June) I went to the garage to get the KLR out and found the bike had morphed overnight.......into a Victory Kingpin

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    just screwing with you, this was going to be a road trip day with my buddy Rob. Rob and I were bunkies in basic training in Cornwallis 26 years ago, I think he's a little slow, most people think I a d*ck after an hour, Rob still talks to me after 26 years......Anywho, I blast off to his place to pick up him and his Harley, except...he's laid up with gout. I called him a pussy, old man, weak....to no avail, apparently this has no effect on gout, so off I went on my own. I took the back way around Greenwood Air base and before you knew it I was here

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    A cool old hydro dam from the olden days...

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    with a small lake above

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    From there it was inland to get to New Germany, In Cherryfield the LaHave River crossed under the road, I had to stop for some pics.
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    I was off to New Germany...pizza awaits.....5 bucks gets this
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    at this place
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    All fuelled up it was cross country toward Bangs Falls. I had to stop here
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    Because the road was getting very twisty....and very twisty roads need The Minglewood Band to be blasting through the Ipod. If you've never had Matt Minglewood in your head...on a twisty road.....on a big V Twin, well son, you just haven't lived.
    From here it was on past Bang's Falls, then south to Liverpool for fuel and a coffee. Then it was time to blast off for home. A few last shots of the Mersey River[​IMG]

    and it's nothing but Tail Lights

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    Home in time for supper after 400 kms....A good day
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  5. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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    Awesome stuff.

    That beach looks familiar,
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  6. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    great ride report
    what a beautiful part of the world
    thanks for sharing it with us
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  7. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    Thank you kindly, you're welcome to come visit, we're always open////
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  8. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    Love your beach shot Kelsow, thanks
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  9. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    that's the old church near Knox road? I know it well.
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  10. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    I thought it was a cool spot to stop
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  11. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    So...Saturday was a little warm out when I got home from the camp, so I decided to go for a quick run over to the Fundy shore, it's always cooler over there. It's about 10 km from my house to Hampton. A quick stop at Hampton Beach/Wharf

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    The tide was in today

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    compared with last time I was here

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    The Bay was very calm, this is extremely rare
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    There were a few people on the beach

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    the water is just too cold for swimming though, it only gets to about 3 degrees C
    Behind me are the fishing Shantys, these are immaculate ones compared to some I've seen (and smelled)

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  12. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    From Hampton, it was a quick ride 20km west to Parker's Cove. There were a lot of touristy types there, as there is a campsite just up from the Wharf, still a nice place to visit though.

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    Across the road is a seafood sales place, doesn't get any fresher than this
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    A big house by the wharf...must be a lobster fisherman's place

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    I'm not sure what they use this shack for....

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    Then it was off to Delap's Cove....the end of Shore Rd. The road ends on the wharf

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    There was a woman at this shack painting buoy's and flogging them to tourists

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    Roads end

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    A davit for unloading the boats

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    A couple shots along the shore

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    smashed up lobster pot

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    The Beast

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  13. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    On the way out of Delap's Cove there is a dirt road that leads to some hiking trails, I decided to take a quick run down there.....I came to a barricade with a road closed sign, so naturally, around the barricade I went to find out what kind of fool would close a rode that isn't really a road

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    I found out why the barricade was up....

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    Somebody busted the bridge
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    still enough room for a KLR though

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    The road was pretty rough all the way to Victoria Beach, lots of baby head sized rock, and it was very loose, but I made it out to the other end unscathed.
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    more to come
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  14. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    I came back out to the pavement at Victoria Beach, which is on one side of the Digby gut. The current here is very treacherous for boaters

    The other side

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    The Digby/St John ferry was just heading out

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    A coupla road shots

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    Next stop was at the old Casey's fish plant. This was a busy place before we managed to fish everything to near extinction
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    view from the wharf

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    next stop...Granville Ferry/Annapolis Royal
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  15. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    I rode along the Annapolis Basin and stopped at the Port Royal lighthouse

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    A quick look down the road

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    Wow...traffic
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    the bike pulled up to chat....it was a retired woman, she was really cool, We chatted for 10 minutes or so, then off she went
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    Then off I went. This is the Annapolis Tidal Generating plant. The only plant of it's kind in the world
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    Along the Annapolis Basin shore as the tide goes out

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    Annapolis Royal
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    Granville Ferry homes
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    From there it was off home, Grand total of 110km, took 3 hours to ride. What a great day
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  16. kelsow

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  17. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    Tell me my eyes didn't see a KLR getting pushed around the rock at the stone beach by Port George......my wife might have to give riding demos.:rofl Did you go all the way around to Victoria Beach from Delap's Cove? The ATV trail looked pretty sketchy to me, maybe if I had a riding partner I would have tried it, but the straight through approach worked fine.
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  18. Cutter

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    .....Really nice stuff man!!!:D
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  19. cedric

    cedric Been here awhile

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    Does this map face to the south? Kind of strange to make the map with south at the top. I lived in Clarence for a year about 10 years ago, I was in school and couldn't afford a bike at the time, but it always seemed like there were lots of great back roads to explore around there. Thanks for sharing.
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  20. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    It does face south as this is the direction you are facing. It is just a reference for people standing there to show them what they are looking at. I ride through Clarence every day on my way to work, much better than the 101 hwy.
    I still live on the Clarence Rd, but on the west end in Beaconsfield. Cheers
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