Hacking North by NorthEast...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Abenteuerfahrer, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    I tried last trip to get them to adopt me but Elmer didn't want to put another sidecar on the off side....ah well....I'll just have to be a 'watcher'.....lol:D
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  2. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Everything is bilingual in New Brunswick; street signs; placards...menus, they even have 3 French TV stations beamed there, not so in Nova Scotia?

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    Saint John in the morning..

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    Residents of Hill Top Park

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    St. John's River traffic

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    Our ferry-'Princess of Acadia'

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    Made friends with 2 other HD tourers: a 69 year young from Virginia touring Nova Scotia and an Ontario couple heading to Newfounland.

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    Into the mouth of Jonah the Whale

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    Pennymiler.....you likey-likey?

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    Up the staircase

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    Gangway to the Salons

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    Ships Galley...

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    Section of the Bow lifts to allow vehicles to enter

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    Then the bow evens flush with the deck

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    Under way

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    Guess what I am watching via satellite the Soccer World Cup and talking soccer with my son via email on pager....

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    RSA vs. Mexico------1:1

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    Approaching Digby, Nova Scotia inlet..

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    Digby is famous for its Scallops ...bar none!

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    Ain't a good picture...google it instead...

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    There they are.....picture big enuff for you hungry folks? Koi farm...get your bib on before you drool on yer shirt!

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    Clam and Lobster roll to complement...yummm yummm

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    You can order from here.....via UPS to the USA..

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    The Town of Digby...mostly fisheries and tourism..

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    Digby Harbor..

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    Beautiful signs indicating we were riding on Harvest Highway
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    many flowers like these in pink, purple & white everywhere along the highways & byways
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    R&R here for the day...

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    until tomorrow....au revoir (gotta practice my french)!
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  3. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Baawwllll....:(: :baldy :nono eh...you got a Harbor Freight Cannister...ain't a sidecar. No qualify....only the likes of Dauntless, CSM, Hannigan, etc. qualify: Let's VOTE......!:lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    Yep, you'll be the first, ggrrrr...loved to have met you in the middle of phase III. Wouldn't that be something...we'd be on the cover of National Geographic....wooooo:freaky

    Where's the USCA National?
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  4. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Come tag along SidecarJohn....how are you...you still in Merry Good England...hope to be your Tonic again :1drink
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  5. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Hi Pam...that's correct. Saint John is the 3rd most foggiest city in the summer. That's why we went in June, although still quite cold...but the southerlies have yet to come a-blowin' here over the frigid waters of the Atlantic and Bay so it's crystal clear here although today in Digby, Nova Scotia they got hit with a heat wave of--23C--:knary
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  6. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Hey OlyRider.... Sure would be nice for another dinner together...just hop on and c'mon out here :lol3 :lol3 Hope this ride report gets you out of the NorthWet misery. Say hi to the gang.
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  7. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    And may Murphy stay far away!


    I sure enjoy your journals! Thanks for taking the time to take us all along.
    Alaska was a great romp and this is off to a grand start too.

    I have poored my coffee and waiting for you next post!

    PS: Come on Claude, finish my rig - I wanna go!!!! :D
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  8. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    Man! those scallops are like hockey pucks....but look delicious for sure....as did the lobster roll and clams...everything seems to be supersized from what we get here in Flatistan....I've always wanted to go to that area of the world since reading Farley Mowatt's books about the Newfies....so glad to visit vicariously via your trip....
    You guys are my heroes for sure....and your reports are like an odyssey voyage.....thank you so much.
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  9. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I was hoping you and Sharon would find that particular establishment in Digby! I did the same ferry to Digby in 2008 with some friends. We had lunch in that diner and the scallops convinced us to swear off beef and poultry for the duration of our visit! When we finally had a lobster dinner on PEI it was a disappointment -- the scallops were that good!

    I've lovin' this ride report!

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  10. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Sharon posting here for Elmer since he is in need of some R&R. We started out this morning ride with the sun leading us towards the north easterly route...
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    the long road to North Sidney, NS
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    "Controlled Access Highway" ??? wonder who is in control???
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    Limited views on my left!
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    Beginning to see bilingual signs in English and Celtic
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    McDonald selling McLobster :dg Never did find it.....:dunno :confused
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    Look familiar?? Yep....Elmer was here in 2008
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    Alexander Graham Bell is revered in NS...
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    A small schooner on Bras d'Or Lake
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    Happy NS people live here...
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    more English-Celtic signs....
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    Newfoundland ferry terminal....had to go there to make reservation
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    Bought tickets for tomorrow (Sunday)...and paid for return trip on 22 June
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    Exploring town of Sidney....
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    Round the world yacht race/multi-cultral event celebration at the dock in Sidney. I went to check it out while Elmer watched the world soccer match (USA vs. England 1-1) and napped.
    The Cape Breton Island yacht is in port to drop off Canadian crews -- they pick up different crews along the way and the yacht is currently in 3rd place.
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    Wanna join? Here's where you sign up...
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    Fiddler's Square
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    Multi-cultral event..... Polish culture
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    Lebanon.....
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    Greek food...yumm yumm
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    Cape Breton breads & oat cakes (filled my bag with goodies). Can you tell I go for the desserts :yum :yum
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    Found this old church on my way back to our motel....
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    Cemetery of early settlers on Cape Bretton Island...born 1806, died 1882
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    uh oh....this tree grew on the headstone
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    reflections of the cemetery in the window...
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    Main street needs to be revived...found only 1 restaurant and it looks pretty dead for a Saturday afternoon.
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    but they had a cool shoe store....
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    pondered buying this pair.....heck, Elmer spends 3x more on shocks for the beemer :wink:
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    or should I get this one?? :eek1 :eek1
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    nah, these shoes won't get me home.....until tomorrow. :wave
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  11. deafPOPEYE

    deafPOPEYE Adventurer

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    Hey/Hi/Hello both of you!
    I am back from Asheville yesterday with curiousity whereabout you are. I caught up reading and am following up with yours with ENVY as usual. Way to GO! I see your different wheels on ur rig. 3/18 of semi-truck.
    ENJOY!!!! :freaky :clap
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  12. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    You guys are making me hungry, I can't wait.
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  13. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Arrived cold at the terminal for our sail on the M/V Caribou to Newfoundland-"The Rock"

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    Submitting papers..tickets..and OH, they forgot to add the sidecar to the bill of lading...so another $72 for my contraption..

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    Lotsa $$$$....2 people; bike; sidecar one way to Port aux Basques..7hrs

    Leave Argentia, NFLD to North Sidney, Nov Scotia..14 hr; with cabin for 2

    Well worth it...

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    Met a couple from Texas on their Honda GW and .....:norton
    They have done most corners but have yet to do Alaska and Labrador. Going only on the last paved Lab road to Red Bay and return..

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    Taking some rays...pretty cold here...While waiting to bord..

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    A very large complement of Trucks, cars, Campers, etc but only 2 motorcycles...

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    Ready to get swallowed..

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    Upper Deck...

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    These Lady crews were so enmored with our rig that they asked if they could sit in it and be pictured...lovely Gals. WOuld have given them a ride if allowed on deck...

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    Aboard Ship this is where all transactions, matters ship are done..

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    Model of our ship..

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    Sistership...

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    For those that seek comfortable rest during the 7 hour passage can rent these dormotory style beds..

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    Captains Bridge..

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    Underway...

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    Leaving North Sidney, NS..

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    Ships lunch Chow...

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    Watching the World Cup via Satellite....GERMANY/Australia 4:0...woooo

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  14. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    At SEA....Europe is that away >>>>

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    After 7 hours...Newfoundland, the Rock beckons..

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    We're offically on the ROCK

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    We were to call it a day in Corner Brook..but the day started to fall and it was getting cold, so we diverted to Stepensville a former US Airforce base in WW2.

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    Here's our evening meal before retiring..

    It's to points North tomorrow; stay tuned..

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  15. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Yo Bobbie...how's Asheville. Buy any property or a House yet. You got some nerve driving a cage into the beautiful mountains of Asheville:lol3 .
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  16. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Sweet potato fries & mussels. :dg

    And something else.
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  17. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    Man, you guys are headed into the vast wilderness from the looks of it. I have a map paired with your blog so I can see where you are easily and it looks like you have some long uncivilized areas to truck through....
    Should be fun though, and looking forward to following your trek. Nice country though and well worth the trip.
    Safe journey....Bill
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  18. hondachopper

    hondachopper Adventurer

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    Koifarm---

    Would you be able to post a "map" of their travels? I'm looking at a rand/mcnally map and it is a piece of you know what! But don't bother if it is a chore...

    I can try to google and see if I can find a map with a bird's eye view rather than a close up...

    Sharon...great pics there as always and Elmer, keep your hands on the bars and watch out for road critters...

    Enjoying the "ride" with you. Thanks.

    Tom
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  19. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Yo Tom...

    We're here after dodging rains, black storms, winds of gale force, thirst..hunger and Moose scares...not to mention it's friggin' cold here..Too tired to post tonight but will tomorrow. Staying here for 2 days. Stay tuned............

    Here's my travel map from the Maine border to St. Anthony, NFLD..

    Cheers...

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  20. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    That something else was Cod Portugese style.....
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