We'll get to the title a little later.. Magdalen Islands, that's where we're going. Reservations are full for the ferry crossing in the afternoon, but we're booked for the 2 am crossing. Maybe we can get in on stand-by. Screw it, lets try. With that in mind, my wife (Shiny) and I packed the bikes the day before departure and left the next morning for the 5 hour ride to Souris, Prince Edward Island. To get to Souris early enough to get a chance on the stand-by list we had to high tail it as quick as we could so no pictures were taken until we got there. If you're interested, here's a previous trip to PEI: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=612407 Observations along the way: 1. Front brakes work well. Got to test them as a couple of pedestrians popped out in front of me. They were hidden effectively by a large van parked too close to a crossing. 2. Wife's rear breaks work well. Heard the skid behind me when I braked for the pedestrians. 3. Mileage going full speed on the XT's goes from 70 mpg to about 55. Shiny hit reserve much earlier than expected, but thankfully near a gas station. We make it to the ferry terminal about 1 1/2 hours before departure and get in line with the hopes that there'd be room. Attendant says "hmm...I don't know, we're pretty busy". The alternative is to wait another 12 hours for the next crossing but we keep our spirits up. Soon vehicles are filling the boat. We're in the last row. A couple of vehicles move up, we start moving, we're next to get on and are told to stop...they wave people around. Not too concerned, If they've got room for cars, they can surely make room for a couple of dualsports. All vehicles behind us are waved on and we wait..and wait...start thinking angry thoughts... and finally get the ok to board. We're squeezed into a corner. Dude directs Shiny where to park and traps her behind the bike. At least we made it. We're on our way to a 6 day trip to a place I've never been to and know little about. I've been told it's beautiful. The days to come would prove the statement true. Rest assured there will be pictures a'plenty coming up.