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)
28,000 at a rally? That's fine, interesting and just plain wonderful!
But it is not the
Salty Fog Rally
Join us for something more laid back!
Last edited by PAULBACH; 07-31-2007 at 10:03 AM.
Where will you be in August?
Cape Breton is calling!
Last edited by PAULBACH; 07-31-2007 at 12:39 PM.
.... 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. 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. All are welcome and who wouldn't want to get their smilin' face in ( or 'on') the BMWMOA mag??? Schedule coming very soon. -Bob
Please email me a map, if you would, Bob: tfm at 110 dot net.
Last edited by tommcgee; 08-01-2007 at 11:05 AM. Reason: speling and grandma
Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
You know where you will be mid-August, more or less.
Wouldn't you rather be here?
Come join use for the plank owners start of the Salty Fog Rally.
Where are these gents headed?
To the Salty Fog Rally on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Come join us.
Thanks to M1KA for the use of the sailboat image.
Last edited by PAULBACH; 08-02-2007 at 12:25 AM.
It's August - the last month of summer. Temperatures tomorrow (August 2) are to rise to the 90's
- circle the block
- ride in hair dryer like heat
- hide in an air conditioned cage
Head For the Salty Fog Rally
Oh, don't forget to bring a warm blanket.
August means a lot of things to many people:
But if you are going to the Salty Fog Rally
Cool, Comfortable, Breezy, Outdoor Living
If you prefer the latter to the former, join us at the
Salty Fog Rally
Cape Breton Is Calling
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
Simplex freq. 145.125
VE3CEH Durham ARES,Ontario.
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
I Love Salty Fog
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.
In the meantime plans are underway for the Big and Better GIG in Gotham.