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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by yellowknife, Sep 21, 2010.
Plus 18 C finally. Destination BurnCoat Head Park Rte 215 on the Bay of Fundy. Low Tide at 1 pm.
Ham and bacon and hamburger and fried onions and all the trimmings and home fries and delicious.
Then direct to Burncoat Head Park for a walk on the Bay of Fundy.
Another lighthouse on the route.
The temperatures are rising and the level of mosquitoes are too.
The last two days were spent on gravel fire roads like this riding in the Annapolis Valley.
I ran the New France route last Friday, lots of water crossings past New France towards the Tusket Lake beach. The ride was great, lots of Black Flies to keep me company. I pushed the KLR over the bike napping bridge. My wife, who also rides a KLR was pretty jealous of the ride when I showed her the pics. I'll try and get some of them posted up here soon.
Feel free to post some more pictures. That is an awesome area for riding. PM me sometime to arrange a ride into New France some time.
Maybe we can do lunch at Leo's at this location.
Funny you should mention Leo's, my wife is the waitress there, if you go in ask for Shirley, doesn't work Monday's. I am thinking of going out Monday for a New France run, the wife has a new to her KLR and wants to go for a ride.
Pics of last trip:
Will say hi next time i ride down to AR. I will pm when that occurs to meet and maybe go for a ride. Nice pics of New France.
Ran some back roads down the valley looking for some interesting places to visit. I had seen this old combine before and decided to take some pictures this time by.
Gleaner - Baldwin
Look at all the belts and pulleys on this machine. Must have been a nightmare to keep running.
was Port Royal on the Annapolis River. I wasn't planning on going here but once I started riding I couldn't stop. Too nice of a day.
Wayne provided some interesting information regarding the history of this French Settlement. He was dressed in traditional garb, and is actually a descendant of settlers from the 1600's.
This is the entrance into the grounds.
The kitchen is all setup properly, and you can see a moose hide on the bench to the right.
Judy presents the hide, and then sets up some micmac utensils for me.
A couple of points - the moccasins you see are the traditional ones. The next ones with the beads represent what would have been produced for Europeans. They wanted beads on theirs.
This neat little box was made from porcupine quills. Small but impressive. The white object was used to pierce holes into hides, or birch bark.
View of the Annapolis River.
What would towns people do without a hole in the ground for obnoxious wine bibber s and KTM riders.
Actually this is a gun powder room, but I couldn't resist.
According to one of the guides, there was only one case of an arrest being made. The local boat builder got liquored up, and took a boat out by himself. After he crashed it onto the rocks, he was arrested and incarcerated in the guard room. He was in deep trouble and stayed locked up for a while. Eventually he was released when the locals decided they needed a new boat.
Center Court and Bust of Champlain, an adventurer extraordinaire. Of note on the last pic. Acadie included parts of Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Gaspe. The French had quite a grip on this area. Something to think about, as we could easily be doing our conversation in French if not for a few battles going the other way.
I was thinking that there are no bike shots in the last run. Here she is on a dirt road heading to Port Royal.
Lennymac put me onto this ride today, and being that it is wednesday I thought I should check it out. Nice ride overall, but the bugs made it difficult to stop too often for pics. Some of the former rail bed was made up of marbles making for some loose riding. There are many well kept up bridges on this trail with plenty to view.
This day trip had me crossing Nova Scotia from the fundy side to Bridgewater on the Atlantic side of the province. The route was Aylesford to Lake Paul, East Dalhousie, New Germany, Bridgewater, and then Route 331 to Crescent Beach. Crescent Beach allows vehicles onto it which is my main reason for choosing this beach. There are also large patches of sand that you can find with no one within a hundred yards.
The Atlantic Ocean was uncharacteristically calm today and crystal clear by the rocks as you can tell in these pictures. Temperature was 21 C with blue skies, perfect for riding.
Four people down the beach starting to crowd me out
A couple of vehicles the other direction. Nice sand but not so warm water.