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PAULBACH
03-24-2007, 02:07 PM
Highland Fling? There is really no official name yet. But there is a date - weekend of August 17 the third weekend of August. No date will be perfect but local wisdom indicates the weather starts to get challenging after August.

Save the date and more details will follow. Goal is to have 12 to 20 people for the inaugural event.

The first year we will learn what not to do.
The second year the rally will learn what not to do.
The third year will get it right.

Location - Cape Breton - Some of the best motorcycle riding in North America.
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/CapeBreton01.jpg

Activities - Ride to eat, eat to ride and tall tales around campfires.

A link to the general area (http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?cat=hike&con=trail&val=1609) around Meat Cove.

A new event may be added this year
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/CaberToss.jpg

godfather
03-24-2007, 03:17 PM
I thought the Highland Fling was a dance that The Three Stooges did in a castle in Scotland!

callmethebreeze
03-24-2007, 03:36 PM
I thought the Highland Fling was a dance that The Three Stooges did in a castle in Scotland!


I think that you've been inverted and inhaling the guano for too long.......

Breeze:laugh

callmethebreeze
03-24-2007, 03:43 PM
Highland Fling? There is really no official name yet. But there is a date - weekend of August 17 the third weekend of August. No date will be perfect but local wisdom indicates the weather starts to get challenging after August.

Save the date and more details will follow. Goal is to have 12 to 20 people for the inaugural event.

The first year we will learn what not to do.
The second year the rally will learn what not to do.
The third year will get it right.

Location - Cape Breton - Some of the best motorcycle riding in North America.
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/CapeBreton01.jpg

Activities - Ride to eat, eat to ride and tall tales around campfires.

A link to the general area (http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?cat=hike&con=trail&val=1609) around Meat Cove.

A new event may be added this year
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/CaberToss.jpg


Paul,

The Hielan" Fling

Works for me.

I've got "The Devil in the Kitchen, Orange and Blue and The Braes of Tullymet" should you care to dance.

Breeze

brooksie
03-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Calendar is marked!

Hopefully, I will be able to attend!

PAULBACH
03-24-2007, 04:45 PM
Visit this link (http://novascotia.com/site-ns/media/novascotia/cabot.pdf) provided by StatDawg. It takes you to the Cabot Trail - Awe Inspiring In All Seasons. Great source of information.

When you come this is a wee bit of the landscape you will ride along. I would prefer to ride the opposite direction, so much the better for picture taking.

tourunigo
03-24-2007, 06:34 PM
yes...the Highland Fling International Motorcycle Rally (not a great acronym but...). So, who can build a little info website for this? www.highlandfling/...'...
Should be fun to both plan and do. -Bob

belquar
03-25-2007, 03:05 AM
More details. This sounds like fun and something I can do. WOOHOO.

I can't get to Wisconsin, but this I should be able to make.

Brian

PAULBACH
03-25-2007, 12:10 PM
More Details!

This link was originally posted by Touringo in the Meat Cove thread

It lists all the campsites in Nova Scotia from A to Z (http://www.campsource.ca/ns/novascotiaparks.aspx)

And, this is the official Tourism Site (http://novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx) for Nova Scotia

It's worth a visit to watch the beautiful pictures of Nova Scotia change.

Nova Scotia has done all the work in planning a trip (http://novascotia.com/en/home/planatrip/default.aspx).

Check out this link for free travel guides in Nova Scotia. (http://novascotia.com/en/home/planatrip/travel_guides/default.aspx) including a motorcycle guide.

Touringo thanks for all the local knowledge. :clap

Other StatDawg finds which keeps track of all local and current festivals (http://www.capebretonhighlands.com/festivals/index.htm).

Check out the trails and events along Cape Breton's Highlands (http://www.hikethehighlandsfestival.com/index.html).

tourunigo
03-25-2007, 12:13 PM
... a rolling rally. Logistics regarding Base Camp gathering place currently being developed with lots of camping space. But these and other details being developed. In the meantime get some excellent info at http://www2.corporatel.ca/splashes/splash.asp?splash=ride -Bob

callmethebreeze
03-25-2007, 04:22 PM
Dawg
This June I'll be heading to the RA in Asheville, then I'll be in Venezuela plotting the overthrow of Hugo Chavez, you're welcome to come along. July brings the annual snipe hunt for Osama in Pakistan and the National in Mildcheddarland. August is training cruise to Caribbean just in case we decide to liberate Cuba again then to Nova Scotia for the Fling and on to the Finger Lakes......... A little planning goes a long way.

See you there.



Breeze
:jose

PAULBACH
03-25-2007, 05:21 PM
How far is it ...


Halifax from Albany, NY 860 Miles 1 Day 5 Hours
Halifax from Alpine, TX 2985 Texas 5 Days 5 Hours
Halifax from Boston, MA 700 Miles 1 Day 2 Hours
Halifax from Bristol, RI is 759 miles 1 Day and 4 Hours
Halifax from Burlington VT 744 Miles 1 Day 5 Hours
Halifax from Chicago, IL 1674 Miles 3 Days 1 Hour
Halifax from Cheshire, CT 818 Miles 1 day 5 hours
Halifax from Meat Cove, NS 315 Miles 6 Hours
Halifax from Napanee, ON 945 Miles 1 day 8 Hours
Halifax from Montreal 747 Miles 1 Day 4 Hours
Halifax from New York City 906 Miles 1 Day 6 Hours
Halifax from Ottawa 867 Miles 1 Day 7 Hours
Halifax from Portland, ME 590 Miles 1 Day 1 Hour
Halifax from Quebec City 625 Miles 1 Day 2 Hours
Halifax from Warwick, NY 924 Miles 1 Day 6 Hours
Halifax from Washington, DC 1131 Miles 2 Days 2 Hours
Halifax from West Bend, WI 1794 Miles 3 Days 2 Hours
Halifax from Yarmouth, NS 189 Miles 3 Hours 31 Minutes

No Passports Required (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html) <-- Click here.

* Beginning January 23, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable.

* As early as January 1, 2008, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by land or sea (including ferries), may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. While recent legislative changes permit a later deadline, the Departments of State and Homeland Security are working to meet all requirements as soon as possible. Ample advance notice will be provided to enable the public to obtain passports or passport cards for land/sea entries.


Distances calculated using Microsoft Streets and Trips

Try this link for discovering Nova Scotia: Coastal Discovery (http://www.catferry.com/coastal-discovery/)

Is there a faster way from the East Coast of the US? Yes indeed!
Take the ferry.
Approximate Crossing Times:
• Bar Harbor-Yarmouth: 3 hours
• Portland-Yarmouth: 5.5 hours
Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Bar Harbor / Portland, Maine, to Yarmouth , Nova Scotia.
Daily service from Bar Harbour or Portland by "The Cat",
late May through October.
Reservations required and can be made online. (http://www.catferry.com/) <- Check it out

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

callmethebreeze
03-25-2007, 09:14 PM
Paul,
I'm leaning toward the Portland-Yarmouth Ferry option since the superslab through Maine is a bore IMHO. You could take the scenic route (as I have) but you end up behind every summer tourist driving 20 mph looking for a lobster pound. Once off he ferry, Yarmouth to Halifax is 190 miles. Halifax to Cheticamp (gateway to Breton Highlands) is 260mi. or so and then on to Meat Cove is say 40mi. with 8-10 mi. on dirt.
I'm good to go with all of this but others may wish to plan their time accordingly.

I like the fact that Meat Cove isn't on Map Quest.....my kind of place.

Breeze

tourunigo
03-25-2007, 10:52 PM
... just keep in mind that we are also offering a 'base camp' or meeting place in Larry's River, Nova Scotia (check the NS map link that I posted on the Meat Cove thread. This will allow for some fun, food, information and organizing. We have enough camping space for this. Maps and general logistics will be forthcoming which will try and be in the best interest of all. -Bob

callmethebreeze
03-25-2007, 11:22 PM
Larry's River looks good as well. I missed that post. I'm pretty hardy so I can sleep anywhere. I'm looking forward to some good nova scotia oysters on the half shell and a Moosehead.
Slainte

Breeze

tourunigo
03-26-2007, 12:00 AM
... this pic is on the Meat Cove thread but I thought that I would post again. I took this picture last summer looking over at our Larry's River place. It really is as relaxing as it looks. Our house is on the left with the field rising behind it. Anyway, we would like to make a stopover here part of the overall plan. -Bob

PAULBACH
03-26-2007, 12:05 AM
Thank you! Nothing like local knowledge for plotting and scheming. :thumb

I think the ferry is a good way to go since one can save 25% and more by booking now. Should call tomorrow and be sure the Cat (http://www.catferry.com/) takes motorcycles.


Available on selected sailings and dates throughout the year, our Sail & Save Fares offer a savings of 25% off from standard passenger and vehicle rates. Sail & Save Fares are applicable to passenger and low vehicle to 20’ fare, one way or return booking, not combinable with other discounts including AAA/CAA and Big Crew Discounts.

Note: $25 modification, $100 cancellation at anytime, $150 no show fees apply.

For more information call 1.877.359.3760 (added after Touringo #20 to save space)

tourunigo
03-26-2007, 12:12 AM
Thank you! Nothing like local knowledge for plotting and scheming. :thumb

I think the ferry is a good way to go since one can save 25% and more by booking now. Should call tomorrow and be sure the Cat (http://www.catferry.com/) takes motorcycles.

... last time I took it motorcycles were ok. Just watch the deck though..... wet is bad. I don't take it any more because it's so expensive (I can buy gas from here to San Francisco for what that costs....). Fun though. It would be good to know if an early booking gets a better price. -Bob

redrider
03-26-2007, 01:14 AM
Date is marked. I would plan the 132 along the St lawrence to Riviere du Loup and head east from there. I have done the cat from Bar Harbour to Yarmouth and it costs. I would rather ride.....

PAULBACH
03-26-2007, 01:18 AM
the cat from Bar Harbour to Yarmouth and it costs. Yes! About $75 and that just for the motorcycle.


Are those dates set in stone ?

The weekend before or a later date maybe better ? But lets avoid Labor Day which is the Finger Lakes Rally.

Are there conflicting rallies going on ?

Nothing is set in stone or even wet cement. Picking a date is always a no win situation. Conflicts are inevitable. Later than this date and the weather starts getting bad. And the present date coincides with a local folk festival.

Open to all suggestions.

169347
03-26-2007, 02:25 AM
As part of the Clan Campbell, I'm familiar with the cabre toss, but the photo of that young fella', looks like he's trying to steal a giant cigarette.

Woodgrain

rob nye
03-26-2007, 02:33 PM
Yes! About $75 and that just for the motorcycle.



Nothing is set in stone or even wet cement. Picking a date is always a no win situation. Conflicts are inevitable. Later than this date and the weather starts getting bad. And the present date coincides with a local folk festival.

Open to all suggestions.

I went on line last night and checked rates. It was 105 for a bike and 200 something for two passengers. They have no way to make a reservation for two adults and two bikes, just two adults and one bike, so it really would cost us $400to save a day. Also, if you are going from Portland the ferry leaves at 08:00 so you will need to post up the nearby the night before. If you are coming south from Yarmouth the ferry leaves at 16:00 and it is just under six hours so you may want a place in Portland as you will arrive at 22:00.

I have other plans in August but I am considering spending the week after the fourth on the Cabot Trail if I don't go to Wisconsin. I would really like to do a nice relaxed few days touring a great new spot and while the Cabot Trail fits this bill, unfortunately another trip from RI. through / around Chicago doesn't. I would really like to do both but I am taking a lot of time in August for the Iron Butt Rally. This is definately not a suggestion to schedule this during the National, I am sure it is going to be fantastic.

PAULBACH
03-26-2007, 04:46 PM
RedRider
I have done the cat from Bar Harbour to Yarmouth and it costs. I would rather ride.....

Rob Nye
I went on line last night and checked rates. It was 105 for a bike and 200 something for two passengers. They have no way to make a reservation for two adults and two bikes, just two adults and one bike, so it really would cost us $400to save a day.
OUCH!

Just crunched the numbers using Streets and Trips. From Ballston Spa, NY to Meat Cove via Halifax is 1264 miles one way or 19 hours in the saddle.

Gas one way is $81.

Scenic Maine with all its rock piles and pine trees gets better all the time.

From Bristol, RI to Meat Cove via Halifax is 1073 Miles with estimated riding time of 17 hrs and 34 minutes. Looks like a perfect day for an Iron Butt rider. Just to Halifax the distance is 759 miles. Bristol now added to post #13 in this thread.

Gas one way to Meat Cove estimated to be $73.

Inputs were were 45 mpg and $2.90 a gallon for gas.

tourunigo
03-26-2007, 05:27 PM
in addition to Paul's numbers I add the following:

Portland to Moncton (NB) = 391 (slab)

Portland to Moncton (NB) on Route 1 = 468 (pretty but slow without many options) However, there is a great little ferry running Campobello Island...Deer Island .... and then landing in New Brunswick. This one's great fun.


Moncton to Halifax = 159 (slab but there is a ferry in Saint John with goes to Digby, Nova Scotia. Doesn't save time or money but does bring you up through the gorgeous Annapolis Valley)

Halifax to Larry's River =197

or...if not Halifax
Moncton to Larry's River = 237

Larry's River to Meat Cove = 200

or... if not Larry's River :(
Moncton to Meat Cove = 356 (...but you'll miss the Well Flung MC Tire Toss event!)

Decisions decisions.... -Bob

belquar
03-26-2007, 05:53 PM
This all sounds like loads of fun. I hope the stars line up right for me to go. Means the wife will have to take off work to take care of our babies for me to go play.

I doubt I will be able to convince her to drag them up there in the minivan while I run around on the bike.

But this all sounds like loads of fun. Any divers sign up for the trip? I am certified. We could swim for our bugs. YUM. Hand pick the best ones.

Oh the anticipation.

Cool.

tourunigo
03-26-2007, 07:09 PM
I forgot to post this link that I made reference to earlier. This is the ferry connections from Eastport, Maine area and ending up in New Brunswick after meandering around rocks and islands. http://www.deerisland.nb.ca/ferries.htm

redrider
03-26-2007, 07:43 PM
Diving for dinner sounds like fun,but since the waters around the Cape are about 55 F on a good day,I'll have my dinner in the diner....heh...heh . Your Moosehead will be on me.:thumb
P.S. I think that diving for lobster in NS may be considered Poaching if one does not have a permit.....:dunno

redrider
03-26-2007, 07:48 PM
Sounds like fun but the waters around the Cape are about 55F on a good day.How about Dinner in the Diner......and the Moosehead is on me....heh...heh:thumb

PAULBACH
03-26-2007, 07:51 PM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/MapNovaScotia.jpg

Numbers on the map:
1. Halifax
2. Larry's River
3. Meat's Cove

Halifax to Larry's River 197 Miles
Larry's River To Meat Cove 200 Miles

Useful Information for those that like to plan ahead
502 383 2379 is telephone number for
Meat Cove Campground (no website)

Nearby campground is
Big Intervale Campground
Their website (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/index_e.asp) can be found at
www.pc.gc.ca\pn-np\ns\cbreton

Need a website for motorcycle travel in Canada (www.motorcycletourguidens.com)
www.motorcycletourguidens.com

For Nova Scotia visitor's information and reservations, call 1-800-565-0000. Other trails besides the Cabot Trail, the Ceilidh Trail and the Brad d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive, are the Evangeline Trail, Glooscap Trail, and the Sunrise Trail, all covered in the above visitor's information toll free number. Be sure to visit Tour Canada's (http://www.tourcanada.com/) website at http://www.tourcanada.com/ The sound effects alone are worth the visit.


RedRider:
Sounds like fun but the waters around the Cape are about 55F on a good day.How about Dinner in the Diner......and the Moosehead is on me....heh...heh

You are on. How wonderful! The last time Americans attempted to invade Canada, American forces were repeatedly repulsed by General Isaac Brock. And in retaliation there was that unfortunate incident Francis Scott Key wrote about. :laugh

PAULBACH
03-27-2007, 12:45 AM
Highway Web Cameras for Nova Scotia (http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras/camera.asp). Check out the road conditions on Nova Scotia.

http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras/camera.asp

mrich12000
03-27-2007, 01:46 AM
OUCH!

Just crunched the numbers using Streets and Trips. From Ballston Spa, NY to Meat Cove via Halifax is 1264 miles one way or 19 hours in the saddle.

Gas one way is $81.

Scenic Maine with all its rock piles and pine trees gets better all the time.

From Bristol, RI to Meat Cove via Halifax is 1073 Miles with estimated riding time of 17 hrs and 34 minutes. Looks like a perfect day for an Iron Butt rider. Just to Halifax the distance is 759 miles. Bristol now added to post #13 in this thread.

Gas one way to Meat Cove estimated to be $73.

Inputs were were 45 mpg and $2.90 a gallon for gas.

:banghead Better check that calculation again last year the price of prem was
123'9 per liter at wreck cove Irvine, and we have just starting to recover from 2 major oil refinery fires Esso, Shell Montreal. Ask Red Rider what the current fuel price is in Montreal? Just my two cents
and the fuel price in Oshawa is @ 99'4 per liter, so check the fuel cost by calling Irving fuels, New Brunswick,Nova scotia, listed here for the members
http://www.newbrunswickgasprices.com/index.aspx
http://www.halifaxgasprices.com/
I may cancell out of the planned Montreal ride and attened this great rally,As I have somewhere to stay in Louisburg.N.S:thumb :brad

Michael Rich
Ve3CEH

Up the Revolution; "Give Back Maine"

mrich12000
03-27-2007, 01:50 AM
OUCH!

Just crunched the numbers using Streets and Trips. From Ballston Spa, NY to Meat Cove via Halifax is 1264 miles one way or 19 hours in the saddle.

Gas one way is $81.

Scenic Maine with all its rock piles and pine trees gets better all the time.

From Bristol, RI to Meat Cove via Halifax is 1073 Miles with estimated riding time of 17 hrs and 34 minutes. Looks like a perfect day for an Iron Butt rider. Just to Halifax the distance is 759 miles. Bristol now added to post #13 in this thread.

Gas one way to Meat Cove estimated to be $73.

Inputs were were 45 mpg and $2.90 a gallon for gas.

:banghead Better check that calculation again last year the price of prem was
123'9 per liter at wreck cove Irvine, and we have just starting to recover from 2 major oil refinery fires Esso, Shell Montreal. Ask Red Rider what the current fuel price is in Montreal? Just my two cents
and the fuel price in Oshawa is @ 99'4 per liter, so check the fuel cost by calling Irving fuels, New Brunswick,Nova scotia, listed here for the members
http://www.newbrunswickgasprices.com/index.aspx
http://www.halifaxgasprices.com/
I may cancell out of the planned Montreal ride and attened this great rally,As I have somewhere to stay in Louisburg.N.S:thumb :brad
and I fogot to mention the new 104 toll booth 5 bucks to go over the new hiway pass.
Michael Rich
Ve3CEH

Up the Revolution; "Give Back Maine"

tourunigo
03-27-2007, 03:07 AM
I would encourage any visitor to Nova Scotia to visit Fort Louisbourg http://www.louisbourg.ca/fort/ ... and related French history, follow the settlement of the Acadians here. Fascinating and sad history. Larry's River is one of the original Acadian fishing villages. Come and enjoy. -Bob

redrider
03-27-2007, 02:40 PM
Merci Touringo,merci beaucoup.

Emoto
03-27-2007, 10:01 PM
I love Nova Scotia, and have been there five(?) times on a bike. Wonderful place. I may try to go, if I'm able to. I like to eat dinner in Cheticamp at "The Harbor" restaurant that sits atop a cliff facing west overlooking the water. Fish so fresh and clean tasting, you can't believe it. On one trip, we had someone along who "didn't like fish" but was persuaded to order scallops and LOVED them.

The last time I was on the Meat Cove road (dirt) it was rainy and that made things a little exciting here and there.

Drif10
04-05-2007, 04:01 AM
I'm gonna have to keep an eye on this...:thumb

PAULBACH
04-19-2007, 11:53 AM
Pencil in August 17 for this rolling rally!


The most commonly seen marine mammals are the pilot whales, minke whales and harbour seal. Humpback whales and grey seals occasionally are seen. Three-quarters of Nova Scotia's breeding population of bald eagles occur on Cape Breton Island.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park (http://www.northeasthighlands.com/todo/cbh.htm)


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Scenic%20Shots/CapeBreton01.jpg

Meat Cove


Meat Cove got its name from the abundance of game in the area back in the early 19th century. The community is still abundant in moose and draws in a number of hunters each year in the licensed hunt. It is also a haven for nature lovers and those who seek to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Meat Cove is known for its rare orchids and unique geographical features.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

FPARISI
04-20-2007, 12:33 AM
Paul, this looks like a hell of a ride. Nice Job digging this up. You have just given me another dream ride to accomplish.

I grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY, but I haven't been to Nova Scotia since I was a kid.

FYI, I recall Fall like weather as early as mid August up there. Bring some warm gear.

PAULBACH
07-03-2007, 02:05 PM
O'Canada

Click Here (http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/MP3/O-Canada-bil.MP3)



http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/CanadianFlag.jpg


This new International rolling rally, the Salty Fog Rally will be held in Canada roughly August 17 - 19. Those attending this year will become members in the oldest Social Club in North America.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Champlain_770.jpg


Proposed by Samuel de Champlain in the winter of 1606-07, this social club provided good food and good times for the men at the French colony of Port-Royal, known today as the Habitation. They hoped to improve their health and morale during the long winter.

Although the Order of Good Cheer was a great success, it was active only one winter. Two first-hand accounts describe the activities: Champlain wrote briefly on the Order while Marc Lescarbot, a lawyer who spent that winter at Port-Royal, provides more detail.


Every few days, supper became a feast. On a rotating basis, everyone at the table was designated "Chief Steward." Marc Lescarbot reports:

This person had the duty of taking care that all around the table were well and honourably provided for. This was so well carried out that, though the epicures of Paris often tell us that we had no Rue aux Ours (this street, still in existence in Paris, was the street of the rotisseurs, or sellers of cooked meat). Over there, as a rule we made as good cheer as we could have in this same Rue aux Ours and at less cost. For there was no one who, two days before his turn came, failed to go hunting or fishing, and to bring back some delicacy in addition to our ordinary fare. So well was this carried out that never at breakfast did we lack some savoury meat of flesh or fish, and still less at our midday or evening meals; for that was our chief banquet, at which the ruler of the feast or chief butler, whom the savages called Atoctegic, having had everything prepared by the cook, marched in, napkin on shoulder, badge of office in hand, and around his neck the collar of the Order, ... after him all the members of the Order, carrying each a dish. The same was repeated at dessert, though not always with so much pomp. And at night, before giving thanks to God, he handed over to his successor in the charge the collar of the Order, with a cup of wine, and they drank to each other.

The men of the Order were those who dined together at Poutrincourt's table. They would have been key figures and/or at least congenial types with whom Sieur de Poutrincourt would care to dine. Thus the members of the Order of Good Cheer were likely prominent men in the colony. Membertou and Messamoet, Mi'kmaq chiefs in the area, were frequent guests.

Adding to the atmosphere and the air of festivity, Lescarbot writes, "we always had twenty or thirty savages, men, women, girls, and children, who looked on at our manner of service. Bread was given them gratis (free) as one would do to the poor."


The rally will encamp at Larry's River and will tour the Cape Breton Highlands. There will be a campfire at night. Other details are being worked out.

For those that participate this year the Province of Nova Scotia will issue a certificate of membership in the Order of Good Times with your name imprinted. They certainly do things first class in Canada. Certificates will be presented at a "feast" held at "Poutrincourt's Table" which this year will be at Larry's River.

If you think you might attend leave your name here or PM me. Many more details to follow after the National Rally.

Touringo will be the Canadian Host


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Good_Times.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

tourunigo
07-09-2007, 01:27 PM
... more information coming on this first little Nova Scotia gathering to be initiated on August 16th. For now, a possible logo (many thanks to Veg for the pic!) for this gathering :dunno . Comments? -Bob

Holly
07-16-2007, 10:21 PM
This is too tempting. Especially since I go around in a fog most of the time. I'm still in WI, but plan to add it to the calendar when I get home.

Holly

tourunigo
07-17-2007, 03:12 PM
:type ....now that most are back from a wonderful major rally experience, this fledgling little Salty Fog venture will begin to rise above an embryonic stage and we can start articulating its intended structure. Our old homestead in Larry's River will be a gathering place and the starting gate for a Cape Breton tour. Our little 150 yr old house continues its reconstruction however. Facilities are rustic at this point but food, drink and merrymaking :eat :drink :dance (and possibly some 'kitchen party' :violin music) are planned. The scenary is gorgeous (pictures will be forthcoming) and camping is available. As well, anyone who wants can 'bedroll' in the house. Should be fun. We will try and arrange a distillery visit, touring options (ie roads and places), travel info, historical info etc. While we will articulate the route to Meat Cove (camp) on the Cabot Trail and alternate return options, this can be discussed and modified by those attending.

This is a small idea which has grown (as devised and pushed forward by Paulbach) a bit more and maybe it can expand/develop into something greater. Stay tuned, as they say, for more information. -Bob and Mary

Holly
07-20-2007, 02:11 AM
Darn, I'm out. My 97 year old mother will not be able to return to her house, and my sisters have declared the week of Aug 13th as the week we clean the place out. So I will head from Trenton to Ottawa, with broom and dustpan strapped to the bike. Much, much rather be in NS.

Holly

tourunigo
07-20-2007, 08:23 PM
Darn, I'm out. My 97 year old mother will not be able to return to her house, and my sisters have declared the week of Aug 13th as the week we clean the place out. So I will head from Trenton to Ottawa, with broom and dustpan strapped to the bike. Much, much rather be in NS.

Holly

:type ...life is like that. If you ever get the chance....come on along for a visit. PM me and we'll go from there. Many of us are confronting the same scenarios as you. May you discover many treasures as you "clean out the place". -Bob

tourunigo
07-25-2007, 12:32 PM
:type .... maps, route, times and basic info coming very soon. A three night camping in three locations covering 550 miles is now prepared. Larry's River, Louisbourg and Meat Cove. Branch off to Newfoundland or Prince Edward Island or many other options. Stay tuned and hope you can join Paul, Mary and me in whole or in part. Weather update will be posted just before that August 18th week-end. -Bob (and PaulBach)

PAULBACH
07-25-2007, 12:59 PM
Time is flying

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/Hourglass.jpg

If you are planning on joining us at one of the most scenic venues in North America please PM me or post your name now.

You will be eligible to join the Order of Good Times and your membership certificate will be presented to you during the rally. The Order of Good Times was established in 1606 and is the oldest social club in America.


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Good_Times.jpg

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PAULBACH
07-25-2007, 01:13 PM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CapeBreton02.jpg

220 Miles

5 Hours and 4 Minutes

tourunigo
07-25-2007, 02:16 PM
Two stops of interest:

http://www.glenoradistillery.com/distillery.htm :beer

http://fortress.uccb.ns.ca/parks/histry_e.html :hide :nra

Visian
07-25-2007, 03:44 PM
The Salty Dog and Highland Fling threads were merged by request of the thread owners.

Ian
Forum Liaison

PAULBACH
07-26-2007, 12:00 AM
The Lighthouse Route (http://novascotia.com/site-ns/media/novascotia/lighthouse.pdf)

The lighthouse route follows Nova Scotia's South Shore. You'll find quiet country roads where ox teams still haul lumber, and coastal villages where fishermen still row wood dories out to sea.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/map07-lighthouse.jpg

Come joint us for the International Salty Fog Rally.

No vendors
No beer tent
No admission fee

Just some of the best riding in the Americas and camaraderie that cannot be beat.

August 16 to ??? (whenever your time/money runs out)

Don't forget to M or email me if you are coming so the Government of Nova Scotia can issue your membership certificate into the Order of Good Times.


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tourunigo
07-26-2007, 01:25 AM
....true enough Paul. Part of the costs will have to do with the Larry's River leg where we plan to have some food, music, etc. Camping or house bedroll space is free. Incidental costs really to cover food and associated supplies. There are no restaurants in Larry's River so we are preparing food for hungry arrivals plus. We volunteer the cooking and prep part!:dance All admissions fees and camping costs, on the Cape Breton side, are, of course, additional (although we will try and obtain a group rate wherever possible).

Note: That South Shore route that Paul outlined is gorgeous albeit l-o-n-g. If you have the time then we really recommend it. I note that Tom Raddall Park is mentioned on the map. Tom's book, Warden's of the North is a great read. Visit Cape Sable Island lighthouse and beach on the way. -Bob and Mary

PAULBACH
07-26-2007, 11:22 AM
Paul,
I'm leaning toward the Portland-Yarmouth Ferry option since the superslab through Maine is a bore IMHO. You could take the scenic route (as I have) but you end up behind every summer tourist driving 20 mph looking for a lobster pound. Once off he ferry, Yarmouth to Halifax is 190 miles. Halifax to Cheticamp (gateway to Breton Highlands) is 260mi. or so and then on to Meat Cove is say 40mi. with 8-10 mi. on dirt.
I'm good to go with all of this but others may wish to plan their time accordingly.

I like the fact that Meat Cove isn't on Map Quest.....my kind of place.

Breeze

Meat Cove is not on Map Quest since it is a landing strip for Black Helicopters.

You reasoning is great and I would do the same except I want to ride over the Green Mountains to Brunswick Naval Air Station and spend one night there.

I have also built a ferry into my route to save time. Don't forget to stop at Larry's River for the encampment there. :buds

Good to hear from you!

PAULBACH
07-26-2007, 11:24 AM
Impossible to get there without passing through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Americas.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CanadasSeacoast.jpg


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Good_Times.jpg

PAULBACH
07-26-2007, 11:54 AM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/MotorcycleNovaScotia.jpg

To get there Click Here (http://www.motorcycletourguidens.com/) <- Check it out

tourunigo
07-26-2007, 12:55 PM
You mean Black Flies ? :brow

....please note actual size (or so it seems :lol )

tourunigo
07-26-2007, 12:57 PM
....please note actual size (or so it seems :lol )

...forgot the pic

rob nye
07-26-2007, 04:26 PM
You guys will have a great time.

I was up there last weekend and had a ball.

http://RPB.smugmug.com/photos/176252415-M.jpg

Enjoy!

PAULBACH
07-26-2007, 04:28 PM
One of the stops on the Salty Fog Rally will be the


Glenora Distillery (http://www.glenoradistillery.com/distillery.htm)


Discover how Canada’s only Single Malt whisky is made! Located on a 600-acre lot, the Glenora distillery invites you to visit seven buildings built in traditional “post and beam” style recalling Scottish distilleries. Once inside, see the malt kiln and the facilities for milling, storing, aging and bottling. As well as distilling Single Malt whisky, the distillery’s boutique offers a wide variety of alcohols such as Glen Breton rare Single Malt whisky, Smugglers Cove rums and Cape Breton Silver. According to master distiller Ken Roberts, the best way to appreciate Single Malt whisky is to drink it right from the source!
Tours available daily
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/distillery2.jpg
Shown here are two Canadian MOA members checking out their antifreeze supply for the upcoming winter.

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The water supply is carefully maintained and checked. In the winter this stream gets a bit stiff. Salty Fog Rally participants will be able to add their knowledge and experience to the quality control process.

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Come on along on a brief tour that Salty Fog Rally participants will be taking.

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All ingredients are carefully monitored and checked. Touringo's assistant extracts a small sample to check for quality.

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Constant quality checking ensures the participants will enjoy the end of the tour.

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The final product is moved to a cask to begin a mellowing process.

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Come join us for a wee bit of the dram. Touringo has constantly quality checked production at the distillery. PaulBach will arrive early to double check Touringo's findings. Camping is available at the distillery.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/th_distillery1.jpg (http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/?action=view&current=6b5fc747.pbw) The Slideshow <- Check it out

PAULBACH
07-26-2007, 06:19 PM
Touringo is gathering a lot of extra touring information but here is the skinny.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CapeBretonPoints.jpg

Larry's River Rendezvous is:

45 degree 13'25.23" N
61 degree 22'29.71" W

Point 1 ÔÇô LarryÔÇÖs River
Point 2 ÔÇô Louisbourg
Point 3 ÔÇô Meat Cove
Point 4 ÔÇô Glenora Distillery

145 Miles from LarryÔÇÖs River to Louisbourg; Point 1 to 2
135 Miles from Louisbourg to Meat Cove/ Point 2 to 3
102 Miles from Meat Cove to Glenora Distillery; Point 3 to 4
93 Miles from Glenora Distillery to LarryÔÇÖs River Point 4 to Point 5


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tourunigo
07-26-2007, 07:22 PM
...and there's only one way over to Cape Breton Island and that's across the Causeway and over the swing bridge. http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm.php?id=story_line&lg=English&fl=&ex=00000222&sl=4871&pos=1

...and speaking of bridges, the Larry's River location is just one good watermelon seed spit away from Nova Scotia's only footbridge across a river. A bit of history at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nslsatb/torbay/history/larryshist.htm

PAULBACH
07-26-2007, 11:21 PM
Come to the Salty Fog Rally and have a


Whale of a time


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/whale_tail.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Whale2.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Whale1.jpg

No other rally can show you such a big time.


Finback Whales, Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoises are the first to arrive in the spring. In June, the Humpbacks begin to return; by late June they are abundant, and White-sided Dolphins are often seen. By mid-July all five species are commonly sighted and usually remain until late fall.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFog.jpg

tourunigo
07-27-2007, 12:41 AM
...another link in the ride: http://www.redshoepub.com/

redrider
07-27-2007, 02:43 AM
c'est un rendezvous:drink

PAULBACH
07-27-2007, 10:45 AM
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Cape Breton's most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, once said, "I have traveled around ther globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all."

doers' & dreamers'
2007 GUIDE


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Bellmuseumlocation.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Bell.gif

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Link to Historic Site (http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/grahambell/index_e.asp)

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LarryRiverBaddeck.jpg

105 miles from Larry's River to Badeck; right on our route to Meat Cove about 2 hours riding

P.O. Box 159
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Canada
B0E lB0
Tel:
902-295-2069
Fax:
902-295-3496

Next Stop - Louisbourg


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PAULBACH
07-27-2007, 01:09 PM
You guys will have a great time.

I was up there last weekend and had a ball.



Hey Rob,

Any not to miss recommendations?

testinglogin
07-27-2007, 04:19 PM
It's a tragedy. I have a friend getting married that same weekend, and I'm in the wedding. I know, I need to work on my priorities, but the tux is already paid for! I guess I'll have to wait until NEXT year. :cry

PAULBACH
07-28-2007, 01:19 AM
I'll have a wee dram in your name. Have fun at the wedding.


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PAULBACH
07-28-2007, 11:52 AM
The Phenomenal Bay of Fundy (http://www.bayoffundytourism.com/)

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/BayofFundy.jpg

About the Tides

There are approximately two high tides and two low tides within a 24-hour period in the Bay of Fundy. The time between a low tide and a high tide is about 6 hours and 13 minutes. Therefore visitors to the Fundy coast can realistically expect to see at least one high and one low tide during daylight hours.

Tide times also move ahead approximately one hour each day, and tide times vary for different locations around the Bay. One of the best ways to experience the full impression of the Bay of FundyÔÇÖs tides is to visit the same coastal location at high tide, then return about six hours later at low tide (or vice versa).
What is a tidal bore?

A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or against the direction of the current.

Bores occur in relatively few locations worldwide, usually in areas with a large tidal range such as the Bay of Fundy, and where incoming tides are funneled into a shallow, narrowing river via a broad bay. The funnel-like shape not only increases the height of the tide, but it can also decrease the duration of the flood tide down to a point where the flood appears as a sudden increase in the water level.

PAULBACH
07-28-2007, 03:11 PM
It is one thing to ride an HP2 though deserts, forests and mountain trails. But how many folks have ridden the Tidal Bore up the Bay of Fundy?

Check here to see how to ride the Wild Tide! (http://mtrcycletourguidens.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album17&id=Tidal_Bore_Rafting) <- Check it out

One place to book a ride (http://tidalborerafting.com/2007/index.html).

What does it take to ride the tidal bore? Start with a Zodiac powered by 60hp 4 stroke Mariner outboards.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/TidalBore.jpg


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PAULBACH
07-28-2007, 11:35 PM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/IWANTYOU.jpg

I Want Your Name
for the
Salty Fog Rally

If you have not already done so please post your name or PM your name to PaulBach. Both first and last names are need for the Government of Nova Scotia to create your certificate and to post your name in the logs of


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Good_Times.jpg
The Order of Good Times


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PAULBACH
07-29-2007, 12:14 AM
If you are in Canada there is no need to swing by Havana for Cuban cigars. Any good tobacco shop up there has them. I don't smoke but that wooden box looks fine.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CubanCigar.png

tourunigo
07-29-2007, 02:20 AM
If you are in Canada there is no need to swing by Havana for Cuban cigars. Any good tobacco shop up there has them. I don't smoke but that wooden box looks fine.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CubanCigar.png

the one on the left and the one on the right are primo! However, never underestemate the quality of a Dominican. Really. Get a Connecticut wrapper (aka My Way) for a good smoke. BTW Statdawg...guns: why??? "This is my weapon, this is my gun........." -Bob

PAULBACH
07-29-2007, 11:35 AM
Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park is the crown jewel of the Canadian Park Service and the largest historical reconstruction in Canada. Fortress Louisbourg was built to protect France's interests in the new world and to serve as the centre of its massive seasonal fishing industry. Its location near the eastern tip of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia enabled it to serve not only as the capital of the new colony of Ile Royale but also to act as the first line of defense for France in its 18th century struggle against Great Britain for colonial supremacy in North America.

Link for Louisbourg (http://www.louisbourg.ca/fort/)

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Louisbourg01-1.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Louisburg02-1.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Louisburg04-1.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/Louisburg03-1.jpg
"Et je d?®clare les Britanniques ?¬tre un tas de b?ótards de m?®tis. ... Vive La France"

Historical Quote, not mine. :dunno

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LouisbourgMap.jpg

PAULBACH
07-29-2007, 06:40 PM
A "DO NOT MISS" while on the Cabot trail is the Canadian National Historic Park museum in Baddeck, NS. This recognizes Alexander Graham Bell, who resided in Baddeck. He was a very prolific inventor, rather like Thomas Edison. His original hydrofoil is there, a monster that was clocked around the turn of the century at some godawful speed, something like 150 MPH, on adjacent Bras d'Or Lake. Awesome.


Thanks to Yankee Beemer Website

PAULBACH
07-30-2007, 12:24 AM
Meat Cove

Meat Cove is one of the most beautiful places on Cape Breton. The Cove is a challenging site to visit. it is 17 miles off the Cabot Trail, the last 3 miles are over a bumpy, dirt road. The dirt road comes to a dead end at the Meat Cove Campground, perched on a highland bluff overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/MeatCove.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/MeatCove02.jpg

Sunrise coming up from the Atlantic

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/MeatCove03.jpg

The entire population of Meat Cove is probably less than 40 and most of them are members of the McClellan family, who have been living and fishing here for six generations. In fact, they own the campground.

Come join us! Can you think of a more scenic place to be? Recent research indicates Meat Cove edges out Gillette, Wyoming by a nose.


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tourunigo
07-30-2007, 02:34 AM
Those cigars need to be disposed of properly. No guns that was just a dig at all the people that asked that question over on another forum. I might bring a fly rod to lash the water with, how about a cod jigger that is one heck of a dual hook. Still not sure of my plans.

Is Newfie Screech or Big Dipper available there ? :wave

Newfoundland Screech of course but a few others as well. Most certainly come and dispose of some cigars in proper fashion. Cod might not be an easy catch.... but a few trout are upstream. Working on a possibility of getting a few interested folks out to sea on a local fishing/recreational boat....but we'll see..... not yet sure about that liability question on that one. BTW.... that guns thing is always hovering around.... usually laced with humor etc (but, there are times I wish....) Hope you can make it. We will be posting a cell phone link time for those looking to meet up along the path. -Bob

PAULBACH
07-30-2007, 10:18 AM
I got my ferry reservations made and am pumped! Why ferry? Want to spend more time in Nova Scotia. Besides this sea dog wants to see salt water from horizon to horizon.

Take a photo tour (http://www.catferry.com/the-ship/) of the Cat. :dance

tommcgee
07-30-2007, 11:25 AM
I don't know if I'll meet any of you on this trip, but I will be in the area from Friday, August 17 until Thursday, August 23 when I hightail it back to Boston via CAT.

I've got a ride already scheduled with a friend, but I could always meet him a day later than planned and possibly join this group at Larry's River for a short time. I need to work this out.

Anyway, in my trip prep, I looked into cell phone coverage. Another friend came back from Nova Scotia 10 days ago and he reports that Verizon has good coverage, except for the lack of data service. For me, I contacted Sprint and this is what they said about "the Canada":

"Yes, the PCS Phone would definitely work in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island in Canada. Please know that the Canada is an international location, therefore, it is not covered under your service plan. The account would be billed at the default rate of $0.59/minutes for Canada Roaming.

However, you can opt for the following plan so that the default rate would be reduced to $0.20/minute.

$2.99 Canada Roaming Option

You are requested to write back to me if you wish to add the above mentioned option to the account. Please let me know if you have further questions. "

-Tom (DL650-ABS K7)

"Catching a bee in your helmet at seventy miles per hour will double your vocabulary.." -Unknown

tourunigo
07-30-2007, 12:10 PM
I don't know if I'll meet any of you on this trip, but I will be in the area from Friday, August 17 until Thursday, August 23 when I hightail it back to Boston via CAT.

I've got a ride already scheduled with a friend, but I could always meet him a day later than planned and possibly join this group at Larry's River for a short time. I need to work this out.

Anyway, in my trip prep, I looked into cell phone coverage. Another friend came back from Nova Scotia 10 days ago and he reports that Verizon has good coverage, except for the lack of data service. For me, I contacted Sprint and this is what they said about "the Canada":

"Yes, the PCS Phone would definitely work in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island in Canada. Please know that the Canada is an international location, therefore, it is not covered under your service plan. The account would be billed at the default rate of $0.59/minutes for Canada Roaming.

However, you can opt for the following plan so that the default rate would be reduced to $0.20/minute.

$2.99 Canada Roaming Option

You are requested to write back to me if you wish to add the above mentioned option to the account. Please let me know if you have further questions. "

-Tom (DL650-ABS K7)

"Catching a bee in your helmet at seventy miles per hour will double your vocabulary.." -Unknown


.... there are pockets in the Province (like everywhere) where the cell will not have a signal. Larry's River is one such place. Although, it is only about a ten mile radius. We will be posting a cell number or two for 'on the road contacts' plus a land line in Larry's River for the 17/18th. -Bob (a local rep for The Canada)

PAULBACH
07-31-2007, 01:45 AM
28,000 at a rally? :brow That's fine, interesting and just plain wonderful!

But it is not the


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/restinginNS.jpg

Salty Fog Rally

Join us for something more laid back!


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PAULBACH
07-31-2007, 10:48 AM
Where will you be in August?


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CapeBreton04.jpg
Cape Breton is calling!


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tourunigo
08-01-2007, 02:13 AM
:type .... it's late and the smell of Mary's spaghetti sauce moves down the stairs. The sauce is being prepared for spaghetti and for lasagna. A Salty Fog greeting for those prepared to make the trip. I still have those refried beans in a tortilla wrap to make. :eat :eat :eat The labor is free but a modest donation to cover food costs is appreciated. Camping is free (indoor bedroll space as well) .....but, as of yet we have no showers (next year).

I have a map on PDF but it is 175k and I can't seem to make it smaller. Once I get that figured out I will post.

Please contact Paulbach to join in the merrymaking and become one of the founding members of this little (for now) rally. :deal All are welcome and who wouldn't want to get their smilin' face in ( or 'on') the BMWMOA mag??? Schedule coming very soon. -Bob

tommcgee
08-01-2007, 11:04 AM
I have a map on PDF but it is 175k and I can't seem to make it smaller. Once I get that figured out I will post.

Please contact Paulbach to join in the merrymaking and become one of the founding members of this little (for now) rally. :deal All are welcome and who wouldn't want to get their smilin' face in ( or 'on') the BMWMOA mag??? Schedule coming very soon. -Bob

Since I found out about this AFTER another trip was all scheduled and planned, I'm working on getting started a day earlier and joining you folks for the kickoff, and then I'll head off to meet my original riding buddy, who should be somewhere near Pugwash by Saturday night.

Please email me a map, if you would, Bob: tfm at 110 dot net.

PAULBACH
08-01-2007, 02:14 PM
You know where you will be mid-August, more or less.

Wouldn't you rather be here?

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CapeBreton05.jpg

Come join use for the plank owners start of the Salty Fog Rally.


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PAULBACH
08-01-2007, 02:44 PM
Where are these gents headed?
http://m1ka.smugmug.com/photos/179194304-M.jpg

To the Salty Fog Rally on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Come join us.


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

Thanks to M1KA for the use of the sailboat image. :wave

PAULBACH
08-02-2007, 12:30 AM
It's August - the last month of summer. Temperatures tomorrow (August 2) are to rise to the 90's

You can


circle the block
ride in hair dryer like heat
hide in an air conditioned cage


or

Head For the Salty Fog Rally


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CapeBreton06.jpg

Oh, don't forget to bring a warm blanket. :thumb

PAULBACH
08-02-2007, 02:34 PM
August means a lot of things to many people:

Hot
Steamy
Sticky
Humid
Hazy
Uncomfortable
Thunderstorms

But if you are going to the Salty Fog Rally


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CapeBreton07.jpg

Cool, Comfortable, Breezy, Outdoor Living

If you prefer the latter to the former, join us at the

Salty Fog Rally
Cape Breton Is Calling



http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

mrich12000
08-04-2007, 05:48 AM
Oils changed Red extra seat pillow is out,installed the new GPS should be on the road on the 13th barring any unforseen things That should be it see ya all at Indian Larry's Bonsor my friends

Cheers
Michael

Simplex freq. 145.125
VE3CEH Durham ARES,Ontario.:thumb

Trip with ATI 201 HANHELDS vox controled.
VE1CR 146.610 A Sydney
VE1OM 146.640 Gore/Central
VE1GYS 146.700 Lundy, Guys Co. Antigonish ARC
VE1YAR 146.730 A Yarmouth
VE1XK 146.790 MAVCOM On = 112* Off =113* Truro / Nuttby Truro ARC
VE1RTI 146.820 Antigonish
VE1NZ 146.85 Dartmouth
VE1JNR 146.880 Barrington Barrington Area ARS
VE1HCA 146.910 Falmouth
VE1HK 146.940 A - CTCSS 131.8 Sydney
VE1SPR 147.000 Springhill
VE1NIN 147.90 Hebbville
VE1AEH 147.180 A Blomidon
VE1LCA 147.195 A Bridgewater
VE1WN 147.240 Greenwood
VE1WRC 147.285 Amherst
VE1PSR 147.270 Halifax
VE1VO 147.300 Liverpool
VE1BBY 147.360 Greenfield
VE1CDN 146.970 Halifax Air Port
VE1KIL 146.730 A Kiltarlity Mtn
VE1LUN 147.330 Bezanson (Chester)
VE1SCR 146.610 A Shelburne
VE1DXI 146.685 Hammonds Plain
VE1HR 146.760 A New Glasgow
VE1AAR 147.015 A North Range
VE1EXP 146.820 Lower Sackville
VE1HAM 146.880 A Rear Boisdale
VE1HNS 146.940 Halifax
VE1MHR 147.030 Musquodoboit
VE1DAR 147.150 A Dartmouth
VE1TPR 147.195 Dalhousie Mtn
VE1TRO 147.210 Truro / Nuttby Truro ARC
VE1CBI 147.240 A Cape Smokey
VE1UW 147.270 New Glasgow
Thanks to the oparations book NovaScotia:wave :wave

I Love Salty Fog:wow

PAULBACH
08-04-2007, 09:57 AM
Yes and "know."

In the end all who attend will have a great time. One of the top ten tourist destinations is the venue. Early arrivals will have all the salt cod and salty fog they wish.

Now about GS and BS. Good rallies have ample amounts of both.

All questions will be thoroughly evaluated and reviewed by the same committee that is studying the winter rally. :laugh

In the meantime plans are underway for the Big and Better GIG in Gotham.

tommcgee
08-04-2007, 10:42 AM
Thanks to the oparations book NovaScotia:wave :wave

Thanks for all the 2 meter repeater frequencies, Michael. That was on my list of things to acquire.

73, ka1tox

PAULBACH
08-04-2007, 10:50 AM
Whoa, Wait a minute! 2 meters in Nova Scotia?

Should I power up my old hand held? Great idea!

de
W2USN

tommcgee
08-04-2007, 11:14 AM
Whoa, Wait a minute! 2 meters in Nova Scotia?

Should I power up my old hand held? Great idea!

de
W2USN

Why not?

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/2229/map2007ac0.gif

mrich12000
08-05-2007, 08:08 AM
Thanks for all the 2 meter repeater frequencies, Michael. That was on my list of things to acquire.

73, ka1tox
Totaly welcome. thanks for the coulor map

remember 145.125 simplex:thumb


Mike VE3CEH

PAULBACH
08-07-2007, 12:21 PM
You could


be stuck in traffic
mowing the lawn
washing the cage
working down the Honey Do List

OR
you and your bike could be riding here ...
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/CapeBreton09.jpg

and your choice is ...


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

mrich12000
08-07-2007, 02:41 PM
Can I get a Day Pass ? Or do I have to be local ? After this I might even buy a BMW ! :clap :clap :clap :kiss :kiss :wow

Is there a wavier process and is it under colonial rule or parliamentary ?


172 NOVA SCOTIA DOCUMENTS. :fight Be prepared to sign the Salty Fog Charter


We declare at the same time, and promise by order and in His Majesty's name, that all those who shall take the oath of allegiance, and who, in consequence of that, shall continue faithful and good subjects of the King of Great Britain, shall enjoy the same privileges equally with the subjects of his Majesty, and shall be aided, assisted, and protected against all those who may endeavour to molest them.

Given at the Port of Chebucto, in the 23rd year of the reign of his Majesty, August 1st, N.S., 1749.

ED. CORNWALLIS.

It is His ExcellencyÔÇÖs order that this decree be published in each department as soon as possible, that no person may pretend ignorance of the same.

C. S.


HUGH DAVIDSON.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



At a Council held on board the Beaufort on Wednesday the 6th of Sept. 1749.




PRESENT





His Excellency the Governor
John Horseman John Salusbury
Charles Lawrence Hugh Davidson
Benj. Green Wm. Steele



Deputies from the French districts presented the following letter from the French inhabitants signed by one thousand persons.




(Translated from the French.)


To his Excellency EDWARD CORNWALLIS, Captain General, Governor in Chief, and vice Admiral in the King's Province of Nova Scotia or Acadie, Colonel in the service of His Majesty, and Gentleman of his chamber."

We cannot sufficiently thank your Excellency, for all the kindness you were good enough to show us on your arrival, whether in the gracious reception you gave our deputies, or in the term of three months which you have given us, to consider the course we are to pursue, with respect to the oath"





Rumor has it that it is going to be 35 dollars for the Salty Frog:eat :gerg :beer :bar :nra :nra :fart :jawdrop :hide and 45 dollars for the Highland Fling ? Or is it Paulbs boat fee divided by the number of attendees ? Or how much is needed at Camp .............. ? All I know that gas is cheaper at 1.10 CND per liter.

Is there camping ? If not, are there gutters or dunk tank available ?

How expensive is the beer tent ?

Do we get a sailors dram of rum daily or is that extra ?

Do I get a refund if I don't camp or have a Hotel with doors ?

Are kilts optional ? Because I can't be blamed for pissing my pants that is why !

How come there is no Canadian Smiley or did it move to Mexico ?

Is it a GS ride or BS ride, if so what is the difference ? :wave

:fight :fight :nono

PAULBACH
08-07-2007, 07:32 PM
Touringo,

Did you make this video? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cEVGS7_b8Q&mode=related&search=)

StatDawg tipped me off! :laugh

tourunigo
08-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Touringo,

Did you make this video? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cEVGS7_b8Q&mode=related&search=)

StatDawg tipped me off! :laugh

... unfortunately not.... but somewhere in the mid '70 I was in a cage full of people that you don't tell Mom about and coming down off Cape Smokey with BTO's "Takin' Care of Business" blasting while we rapidly cut through soup fog. Each turn came as a total suprise. Good thing a cat was driving because I really couldn't see where we were going. uh...that's all I remember. Nice video though. -Bob

tourunigo
08-08-2007, 01:32 PM
:type .... on a more serious note: the local forecast (trend) looks clear and a bit cooler than recent temps. Go to http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=fourteenday&placecode=cans0057

Please be sure and contact Paulbach regarding your intent to come to this little gathering. I am contacting the distillery regarding tour numbers as well as contacting the Louisbourg and Meat Cove campgrounds to book space. I will get back at those maps again tonight and post. Previously posted maps by Paul will likely suffice but I do want to be sure that no time is wasted wandering the challenging backroads of Guysborough County :laugh As well, if you cannot make the little 'kitchen party' in Larry's River we do hope that you will meet up with the rolling phase in Cape Breton. Contact info posted soon. -Bob

PAULBACH
08-09-2007, 11:05 AM
Do we get a sailors dram of rum daily or is that extra ?


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/distillery1.jpg
We will be visiting a distillery and rum, by gum, is on the taste test at the end of the tour.

tourunigo
08-09-2007, 08:32 PM
.... Paul, a wee dram of rum might be achievable..... will work on that one. But, while we are on the subject of ingesting fermented debris..... please be aware that the taxes on such items may give you sticker shock so be advised to pack accordingly. :beer -Bob

"that ol' black rum's got a hold on me like a dog wrapped 'round my leg" - lyrics from Great Big Sea

tourunigo
08-09-2007, 10:18 PM
... seven days and counting. Even if you are 'in the area' and want to connect then we look forward to meeting up. If you can make Larry's River you will have the opportunity to learn to play the Rubboard (cajun-zydeco style) and the Bodhran (aka Irish Drum .... but a very cross cultural instrument). All backed up by a refried bean horn section.... maybe. Look for the Salty Fog signs on the roadway (see earlier posts regarding I Love Salty Fog button) -Bob

PAULBACH
08-09-2007, 11:57 PM
Can I get a Day Pass ? Or do I have to be local ? After this I might even buy a BMW !

:wave

Day passes are available. They come in increments of 1 day intervals. Here is the cost breakdown:

$00.00 / 1 = $00.00
$00.00 / 2 = $00.00
$00.00 / 3 = $00.00
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/Calculator.jpg
Such a bargain!

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/ClipArt/HipBoolts.jpg

dlowry
08-10-2007, 01:00 AM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/distillery1.jpg
We will be visiting a distillery and rum, by gum, is on the taste test at the end of the tour.

I hate to break yer bubble lad, but this here be a Scotch Distillery, not a rum. If rum is what yer after, you might have to catch a boat to the `rock' and get some proper rum, that being Screech. Sorry I'll miss yer event, but we're gonna be on the left coast on a cruise from Anchorage (Whittier) to Vancouver. We'll think of you while we are out at sea. Any special navy treats for being above the 60th?

Cheers!

PAULBACH
08-10-2007, 01:11 AM
Canada is a huge land with never ending sources of surprise and discovery.
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/bow_down.gif
Check This link (http://glenoradistillery.com/seasonalgifts.htm)

Yup! Rum by gum. Statdawg your daily ration of Canadian Rum awaits. :dance

There is a Blue Nose award (http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq92-3.htm)if you go north of the Arctic Circle!

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

tourunigo
08-10-2007, 02:06 AM
... we look forward to being your hosts for this fledgling event..... uh.... attached pic was meant to function otherwise but I must be technically over my head. Try it anyway.... it still means the same thing. Cheers, or as they say locally...."Soc'able!!!!!" -Bob

mrich12000
08-10-2007, 08:20 AM
:type So Paul Im shoving off for the Salty at 4 am Sunday. So where do we meet and on what day is it at Indian River on th 17 or earlier? I will be stopping in at Montreal to get some bagels and Montreal smoked meat for my trip(snack):blah
and I will be on the radio around Indian River if you have to pm me and I can read it at the office. Thanks Chief

Michael Richard don't forget you radio's set to 145.125 thanks

HAD A SETBACK WITH TROUBLE IN THE kAWATHAS CANNOT ATTEND

TO MAKE UP FOR THIS WILL ATTEND THE LOONE-TIC INSTEAD THANKS TO ALL NEXT YEAR IS IN THE PLANNING WILL GET TO THE FINGERLAKE RALLY MIKE..

tourunigo
08-10-2007, 09:44 AM
I hate to break yer bubble lad, but this here be a Scotch Distillery, not a rum. If rum is what yer after, you might have to catch a boat to the `rock' and get some proper rum, that being Screech. Sorry I'll miss yer event, but we're gonna be on the left coast on a cruise from Anchorage (Whittier) to Vancouver. We'll think of you while we are out at sea. Any special navy treats for being above the 60th?

Cheers!

My understanding is that they also make rum. Smuggler's Cove http://www.rum.cz/galery/nam/ca/glenora/ although that Screech is very fine but, I believe, it is imported in full or in part. -Bob

PAULBACH
08-10-2007, 10:37 AM
:type So Paul Im shoving off for the Salty at 4 am Sunday. So where do we meet and on what day is it at Indian River on th 17 or earlier? I will be stopping in at Montreal to get some bagels and Montreal smoked meat for my trip(snack):blah
and I will be on the radio around Indian River if you have to pm me and I can read it at the office. Thanks Chief

Michael Richard don't forget you radio's set to 145.125 thanks

Be at Larry's River on the 17th. Looking forward to meeting the whole:
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/motley_crew.gif
Motley Crew

dlowry
08-10-2007, 11:25 AM
Still bursting bubbles, according to Paul's link... :laugh

"This rare find rum, aged in oak casks, was discovered in one of Glenora Distillery's whisky warehouses. Originally from Paraguay, this is The Oldest Rum ever aged in Nova Scotia."

So, stick with the whiskey, it's what we're best at! Actually, I just jealous that I won't be there to enjoy.. Have a dram for each of clowry and myself...

tourunigo
08-10-2007, 03:32 PM
47??01'23"N, 60??33'46"W Camping there on Monday the 29th.

PAULBACH
08-12-2007, 10:49 PM
This is one of the world’s greatest rides! The scenic splendour of the Cabot Trail can be savoured and fully appreciated by bicycle. The breathtaking coast and highlands will show you why Nova Scotia’s name means New Scotland.

Cape Breton Island rated #2 in World's Best Islands. - Travel & Leisure magazine

National Geographic Traveler's sustainable tourism destinations - rated #2

Check out this link! (http://www.freewheeling.ca/tours/cabot.htm)

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/ShipSun.jpg


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/LoveSaltyFogbutton.jpg

tourunigo
08-12-2007, 11:58 PM
The only Monday the 29th is in October you better pack your mittens.

Yikes.....indeed correct. Typo. Meant the 20th. -Bob

tourunigo
08-13-2007, 11:04 PM
I cannot reduce the map enough in order to post 176kb....dang:banghead . So, in spite of my inabilty:

Take exit 37 off the Trans Canada (about 15 miles east of Antigonish; Monestary Exit)
Go about 25 miles to Guysborough (watch yer speed there)
Turn right on Lincoln St (steep hill); up to stop sign
Proceed about 2 miles
Signs to Larry`s River on right (look for I (love... Heart shape) Salty Fog sign); turn right (watch for gravel)
Ride about 25 miles to Larry`s River
At stop sign turn left and cross bridge; go less than quarter mile
Dirt road on right is East Side Road..... it follows the river....go less than half mile and number 83 is on your left as you see the historic foot bridge on your right.
NUMBER: 902-525-2733 House (for Friday and Saturday)
902-476-8687 cell for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Friday and Saturday: Larry`s River Gathering; Food (Lasagna, Refried Beans, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, pancakes, eggs +++) (no showers though), bedroll space for late comers and beds for `early`folks; camping anywhere free; riverside campfire; swimming; and, for those who would pay in gas and beer: a tour on a Cape Island boat. Come and learn to play the Rub Board and an Irish drum!

Sunday: Buffet at the Rare Bird pub in Guysborough (10 am); then off to Louisbourg for tenting and tour of Fortress at Louisbourg.

Monday: off early for Bras d`Or Lake region; up the east side of the Cabot Trail; Camp at Meat Cove

Tues: Down the west side to Mabou (lunch at the Red Shoe); Then on to Glenora Disillery for single malt Scotch and Smugglers Cove Rum tour; then.... down to the Causway and yer on yer own.

Should be a bit o' fun. Come join this little rolling kitchen party and tour. -Bob (, Mary and Paul)

tommcgee
08-13-2007, 11:47 PM
[COLOR="Red"]HAD A SETBACK WITH TROUBLE IN THE kAWATHAS CANNOT ATTEND

Dang! Thanks for the warning, Mike, so I won't be endlessly hollering on simplex!

I will have an APRS tracker on the bike: http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=KA1TOX-10 if you want to follow along...

tourunigo
08-15-2007, 01:20 AM
This is as done as it can be for this year. The gathering commences on Friday in Larry's River and then proceeds to the highlands of Cape Breton on Sunday morning. Paul and I are posting the directional signs on Friday morning while Mary brings last minute items by car. Even if you can only make part of the gathering you are more than welcome. The weather is looking sunny with cloudy periods. All information is in previous posts. Ride safe wherever you are and stay tuned for photos of the event. -Bob, Mary and Paul

mrich12000
08-20-2007, 02:33 AM
Looking forward to those pics all have fun..:thumb

PAULBACH
08-23-2007, 09:07 PM
Have made it back from


Vermont's Northeast Kingdom
New Hampshire's Kangamangus Trail
Maine's Main Roads
LL Bean
The Cat Ferry
Halifax
Cape Breton Trail
Meat Cove
A Distillery Tour
Lots of Mary Weber's great lasagna
Route 3 along the Nova Scotia Coast - WOW
Took over 300 pictures


More details and pictures to follow

mika
08-23-2007, 09:09 PM
Welcome back!
:lurk

tourunigo
08-23-2007, 10:00 PM
.... glad you made it safely back from our adventure Paul. Fog, rain, sun, wind, road bumps, thunder, lightening, dirt roads, etc.... nothing stoped this hardy crew. Now, are the rest of you back safe and sound?? -Bob and Mary

mrich12000
08-23-2007, 10:31 PM
Looking forword to the pics . Still owe you that beer.:wave

tommcgee
08-23-2007, 10:34 PM
Have made it back from...

More details and pictures to follow

I just rolled in today mice elf...

My list:

Braintree to St. John
St. John to Larry's River
South Coast in the salty fog
Ride to Amherst in the rain
Sunrise Trail
Camping at Wycocomagh
Camping at Meat Cove
Rest of Cabot Trail
Ride to Truro, NS
Ferry to Deer Island
Ferry to Eastport
Ride to Acadia NP
Ride to resort town of Braintree

2550 miles, 4103 kilometers, 8 days

bobs98
08-24-2007, 01:05 PM
Glad you guys had a good time. Wish I could have been there with you.

PAULBACH
08-24-2007, 01:08 PM
Tom,

Nice on mileage - you beat me out.

I had 2083 miles. Will have to see what Steve clocked.

$187.54 in gas receipts for about 11 cents a mile. But that is after liters to gallons and Canadian dollars to American dollars. Will not swear to all the conversions. :brow

But that does not cover the replacement battery. One morning the GS battery mysteriously died - dead - no voltage. But luckily the battery died in Larry's River and not Meat Cove. Nearest battery was 52 miles away off we went to Antigonish. $113 Canadian for a fully charged replacement. Battery had Honda stamped on side but 12 volts is 12 volts and battery was exactly the same size. Touringo found the replacement. Nothing like shade tree mechanics.


Lots of great memories including meeting Beemer folk from Miami on the CAT ferry and watching whales off the port side of the ferry on way to Portland, Maine.

PAULBACH
08-24-2007, 01:17 PM
Glad you guys had a good time. Wish I could have been there with you.

There is always next year for the bigger and better Salty Fog II. Meat Cove is a great destination with guaranteed adventure but done without hardship or danger.

An adventure for the rest of us. :bikes

tommcgee
08-24-2007, 02:11 PM
But luckily the battery died in Larry's River and not Meat Cove.

Yeah! Talk about end of the earth! Spectacular place though!

I met up with my Vstrom riding partners in Amherst on Sunday and we were the only bikes at Meat Cove until a couple from Ontario arrived on a 1200GS and 650GS. They had the kitchen sink packed on those two rides!

Sorry I missed you on Monday, assuming you were there Monday. We arrived about 1530 ADT and that was the end of the rain for the trip.

A few pictures from the campsite at Meat Cove:

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1580/dsc00817uw0.jpg

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4603/dsc00818kd1.jpg

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7664/dsc00812qj1.jpg

PAULBACH
08-24-2007, 02:30 PM
One of my favorite pictures

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/0823SaltyFog1662.jpg

We got the fire going after a real team effort. Then we sat down to enjoy the heat and ...

The rain started and a real frog strangler it was. The little mysterious lights might be droplets of water on the lens.

PAULBACH
08-24-2007, 02:36 PM
Touringo hauled new bedding up to Larry's River. The homestead there is being rebuilt after being gutted to the outside walls.

Here Touringo and TomMcGee are hard at work.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/0823SaltyFog0832.jpg

tourunigo
08-24-2007, 08:53 PM
One of my favorite pictures

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/0823SaltyFog1662.jpg

We got the fire going after a real team effort. Then we sat down to enjoy the heat and ...

The rain started and a real frog strangler it was. The little mysterious lights might be droplets of water on the lens.

...note that just inches from the fire is a cliff of great significance.....

tommcgee
08-24-2007, 10:10 PM
...note that just inches from the fire is a cliff of great significance.....

When did you folks get to Meat Cove? Must have been Sunday? Hard to tell, but might have been the same campsite we had Monday night. Do we have you to thank for the leftover firewood?

The adjacent cliff:

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6933/dsc00814ks3.jpg

tourunigo
08-25-2007, 01:28 AM
When did you folks get to Meat Cove? Must have been Sunday? Hard to tell, but might have been the same campsite we had Monday night. Do we have you to thank for the leftover firewood?

The adjacent cliff:

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6933/dsc00814ks3.jpg

...uh....ya, that's right. Knew ya'll woulda been more needy than us so, I said, let's leave some embers for that V-Strom crowd....... all they got to do is blow the ashes a bit.... Glad you had a great visit to the edge of the earth. We'll do this again. -Bob

PAULBACH
08-25-2007, 12:02 PM
You won't see this picture in any cycle magazine!

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/PushHarley.jpg

Going into Canada had to wait in line at customs. The line moved slowly. Instead of starting engine, pillion gave a push to move things along.

empeg9000
08-28-2007, 02:08 PM
Tom,

Nice on mileage - you beat me out.

I had 2083 miles. Will have to see what Steve clocked.

$187.54 in gas receipts for about 11 cents a mile. But that is after liters to gallons and Canadian dollars to American dollars. Will not swear to all the conversions. :brow

I got back from Maine yesterday. I ended up having battery problems as well. I ended up at 2269 or something for mileage. I haven't tallied up my gas receipts yet. I am working on my ride report for my blog and I will post the highlights in the Readers Ride section. Lots happened after I left you folks in Halifax. Special thanks to Bob and Mary for putting me up a couple nights. They were fantastic hosts. It was great meeting them and Paul. It was great meeting Ron too and he can really keel that GS over in the turns! :thumb

tommcgee
08-28-2007, 05:27 PM
Special thanks to Bob and Mary for putting me up a couple nights. They were fantastic hosts. It was great meeting them and Paul. It was great meeting Ron too and he can really keel that GS over in the turns! :thumb

Sorry I missed you and the rest of the group. It's such a beautiful part of the world.

tourunigo
08-28-2007, 07:36 PM
I got back from Maine yesterday. I ended up having battery problems as well. I ended up at 2269 or something for mileage. I haven't tallied up my gas receipts yet. I am working on my ride report for my blog and I will post the highlights in the Readers Ride section. Lots happened after I left you folks in Halifax. Special thanks to Bob and Mary for putting me up a couple nights. They were fantastic hosts. It was great meeting them and Paul. It was great meeting Ron too and he can really keel that GS over in the turns! :thumb

Glad you're back safe. What a wonderful time we had! We look forward to seeing the pictures that you took. Between you and Paul we all will be able to enjoy the trip over again. (what happened to the battery and where?) -Bob

PAULBACH
08-28-2007, 07:47 PM
Another dead battery?

Maybe there is something to this Salty Fog business. Next year we will have to find an exorcist to banish the battery demons.

No refund or rebate on mine. Even though bike is under warranty battery is only covered for one year.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/PaulBach/Salty%20Fog%20Rally/0823SaltyFog2602.jpg

tourunigo
09-21-2007, 01:05 AM
A few more pictures of the Salty Fog gathering. In spite of Fog and assorted weather patterns thrust upon us, a great time was had by all. Although working with some old technology here (which Paul is helping to nudge us from), the following are a few of our contributions. Next year..... -Bob and Mary

tourunigo
09-21-2007, 01:06 AM
Paul Doing Chinese in Baddeck

tourunigo
09-21-2007, 01:08 AM
Paul, Bob and Tom getting into some refried beans and other assorted items at Larrys River.

tourunigo
09-21-2007, 01:10 AM
Packing in Larrys River, Nova Scotia (Paul, Ron and bikes)

tourunigo
09-21-2007, 01:12 AM
Ron, Paul, Bob and Steve preparing for the decent into Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island.

tourunigo
09-21-2007, 01:18 AM
Ron somehow finds wood for the evening. A real flame-meister, he built a wonderful glow which we cherished for all of about 30 minutes. At that point the gods thrust rain, thunder and lightening upon us. The only other sound was, from a neighboring tent, Paul's periodic utterances of "ooooo" "ahhhh" as the light show played on.

rkasal
09-21-2007, 01:47 AM
But were are the chopsticks for Paul?

Regards,


Randy Kasal

tommcgee
09-21-2007, 11:34 AM
A few more pictures of the Salty Fog gathering. In spite of Fog and assorted weather patterns thrust upon us, a great time was had by all. Although working with some old technology here (which Paul is helping to nudge us from), the following are a few of our contributions. Next year..... -Bob and Mary

I'm ready for a return visit already. :wow

tourunigo
09-21-2007, 12:08 PM
I'm ready for a return visit already. :wow

Any time. Fall is a good time to travel you know. Glad you could make even for a short while. Next year hopefully longer. -Bob

PAULBACH
09-21-2007, 12:31 PM
And next year a bigger and rally featuring an opportunity no other rally can offer:

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Kayaking with the whales. How's that for a challenge?

bobs98
09-21-2007, 12:48 PM
Nice pics, everyone.

My small group ride may be taking us to PEI and Cape Breton next year, mid-July.

PAULBACH
09-21-2007, 12:52 PM
PEI and Nova Scotia - An Adventure For The Rest of Us.

East African Proverb
If you want to go quickly - go by yourself.
If you want to go far - travel with friends.

empeg9000
09-21-2007, 02:07 PM
I'm ready for a return visit already. :wow
Same here. 60/40 chance I will be on something new next year too!

tourunigo
09-23-2007, 09:37 PM
When the fog finally cleared in Larry's River, this view from the livingroom was a welcome sight.

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A stop for gas at the causeway to Cape Breton.
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Looking for a tent site as close to the edge as possible.

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As winding dirt road to Meat Cove snaked along the cliff, we finally come in view of our campground.

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Mary. with the eastside of the Cabot Trail as a backdrop. Just after this photo we encountered a young moose around the next corner. It dashed into the woods before any of us could get a camera ready.

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A bit of posing outside the Glenora Distillery. Steve, Paul, Ron and Mary bask in with the glow of a post tour wee dram.

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That likely ends the collective account of this year's Salty Fog (rolling) Rally. Now for next year's plans. :dance ( Thanks Paul for the lesson in easy uploading of photos.... hope it works) -Bob