The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

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  1. Peter640

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    BOTD Time and good friends from last years NL/NS expedition! Regine and Dave in Quebec!

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  2. Peter640

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    With choice come confusion!

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    Or with beer comes confusion??

    I’m no longer sure!
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    Leaving my friends on the night little blue pig!

    Love this shot!

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    They have a pet bear pretending to be a dog!

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    The ferry home after spending the morning blasting around Gatinaux Park

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    Then over to visit Ryan’s family on the lake ... nice spot!

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    Mrs Peter640 come in tomorrow night and the bike should re-appear on Friday!

    She’s spent a few days walking in the UK and some time visiting my mum! Can you see the family link here .....

    Peggy640 ripping up the forest trails at 93!!

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    Julie @Wild Ginger on The Cleveland Way ...

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    Pub of the Day (POTD!) ...
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    We hit Montreal on Sat night them we head to the Maritimes .... and into NL.

    Meanwhile enjoying a couple of lazy days doing some admin and a bit of dozing!
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  5. AngusMcL

    AngusMcL Been here awhile

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    Give a shout if you need anything on your way through NS!

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    Thanks Angus .... where is home for you?
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    @Wild Ginger arrival into Ottawa timed perfectly! ☔️ ⛈ ⛈☂️☔️

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    AngusMcL Been here awhile

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    I'm in Halifax, but originally from Cape Breton. Have been most places in between! :D
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    Not to give anything away but @Peter640 and Wild Ginger are of the very few people taking a bike to NL without traversing NS or Labrador. As an adventure it ranks right up there.
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    @Wild Ginger arrival into Ottawa timed perfectly! ☔️ ⛈ ⛈☂️☔️
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    I think we are going to fly to Iceland from Haliax in mid Aug, so may hit you for a place for a tent if you have one?

    We could buy you a beer and tell lies about Australia!

    I'll ping you a pm ....

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    Ah she lives!

    After a cultured morning at the art gallery in Ottawa we’re off to collect the bike ... how exciting!

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    Oh so nice to have the bike back with me!

    Unpacking the big girl after shipping ....

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    So straight off for a celebration BOTD at my fav small brewery .... thanks André

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    If you only go to one craft brewery in your life, make it this one and ask for André!
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    Well day one with Julie aux derrière started after a mild panic as we loaded everything onto the bike to have a farewell breaky with our super hosts @Ryan Carman and Sarah ...

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    Then on back roads to Merrickville for double shot espresso coffee!

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    The bike is “full” ....

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    Arrived at friends in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu a wonderfull little town with a beer and Poutine festival! Julie lost her Poutine cherry!

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    Quebec City tomorrow!

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    The point of departure for Julie (starting miles 48,500)....

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    We have such a load I did contemplate swapping Julie out for a cat (dare is day pussy??). Less clothes, smaller footprint!

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    Watch out Quebec City were on our way!
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    After a couple or three hundred boring freeway kms .... Nous arrivons! Last night of the two week music festival the city was jumping!

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    Julie continues her Canadian fur tradition!
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    BOTD QUEBEC STYLE ....
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    Hmmmmm..... prefer the 1200!
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    Sept lles demain!
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    After a 640 km day on Quebecian roads .... with Quebecian drivers (either slow or mad!) we’re in Sept-lles!! Nice ride up on that mostly follows the coast!

    Our 30th wedding anniversary today so I took julie out for an excellent breaky in a very nice cafe! Awesome cheese bread toasted in a wood fired oven! Love the food and sense of style in this part of the world.

    More road pics to follow as tail gunner was I. Charge and I focused on getting ya here at velocity! About 9 hrs including stops! Lots of roadworks including a couple of pilot cars. Roads were busier than I was expecting ...

    Julie looking like helmet head over breaky!

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    On the Saguenay River ferry...
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    Lunch in a local cafe... Very good French Onion Soup au Gratin!
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    I snapped Julie! Nana nap time!
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    BOTD ... free in the fridge of our AirBnB!
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    dano619 Been here awhile

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    congrats on the 30 years......she must like you!! :)
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    Some shots from Mrs Peter640....

    I “bought” her flowers from the road side!

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    Somewhere on the N Coast ....
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    The ferry ...
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    Cute barns ....
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    And houses too...
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    Big tides ....

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