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    Nova Scotia 2011

    Here is a link to my pictures from our trip to Nova Scotia this August, 2150 miles great time, meet a lot of nice people on bikes local where great weather was a little rough rained almost everyday heavy at times temp i belive below average, still the trip was well worth it








    http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/...2%3A2076657549

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    nice pictures - looks like we went to some of the same places
    you even got Donna and me in there.
    was a bit wet that week.

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    Nova Scotia

    yes I think there was a couple of pic of you two, there was a bit of rain temps were a little below normal as well, i have been telling my wife that at some point where going to have to ride through some rain well she got a taste of that, great pictures i wish mine look as nice, glad to see you made it home safe, did your wife fly back as well?

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    Thanks for the pics. No 168 taken by the Red Barn brings back fond memories as this road heads up to St Joseph du Moine and Cheticamp. Fun road on a bike. Some sections can be more of a challenge in a car.

    We're hoping to spend at least one month of "relaxation time" in Cape Breton next summer.

    Both June and July were cooler and wetter then average this year.
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    http://v16.nonxt8.googlevideo.com/vi...D9F0BE&key=ck1

    This is a very short video from out trip to Nova Scotia. I can tell you first hand about the wet in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jogitu View Post
    http://v16.nonxt8.googlevideo.com/vi...D9F0BE&key=ck1

    This is a very short video from out trip to Nova Scotia. I can tell you first hand about the wet in June.
    traditionally a wet time of year here in NS. Can be pleasant but the weather can change in an instant. I tend to enjoy September much more. Fewer tourists, fewer black flies, weather tends to be pleasant (ie less rain). - Bob
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    @Tourunigo: I enjoyed Halifax, Peggys Cove and Baddeck. I also enjoyed riding along the St. Lawrence from Quebec. Have you ever ridden along the coast of NB? I was thinking a trip along the coast from the river all the way to NS might be quite a trip. The stretch between Quebec to Saint John is quite a big slab. Road is in great shape but long and straight.

    Also, got to admit I don't think I would do PEI again. Seems to populated and definitely not the same vibe as riding NS.

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    Mohan,

    Getting ready to head up there myself. Can you tell me how much was the ferry ride?

    Cheers,



    Quote Originally Posted by mohan0 View Post
    Here is a link to my pictures from our trip to Nova Scotia this August, 2150 miles great time, meet a lot of nice people on bikes local where great weather was a little rough rained almost everyday heavy at times temp i belive below average, still the trip was well worth it

    http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/...2%3A2076657549
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    http://www.nfl-bay.com/

    Make reservations this time of year or you may not get on. Pack tie downs with you as the ones they have onboard are rusty and not in great shape. If seas are rough you will need them. The bike stays below deck and you are not allowed.

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    Ferry Pricing

    I think it was $ 51.00 each way with the bike riding two up go to the nova scotia tourism website and follow how to get here and there is a link to the bay ferry's website also have them send you the guide book doers and dremers i think it was called there is a lot of good info in there

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    Also consider this

    Mack, The ferry web site is really poor, not allowing the price to reflect for m/c's.
    Also, there is a time change as you cross border, that can become a factor for
    the Noon dept from St John to Digby. If your headed to the Salty Fog, the big
    Warf Rat Rally is 8/31 - 9/5 in Digby; just as you ride off about 3:30pm. Rooms &
    camping are "tight" along that coast that Holiday weekend. Hope to see you
    at the Fog!

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    Mohan, Thanks for the info. And I forgot to mention it looked like a great trip and thanks for sharing the pictures.



    Jogitu and Travelin John, Thanks also for the info. I will get my reservations made.

    As to making it to the Warf Rat Rally will not be there in time. Will be hitting St. John on 03 Sept.

    But hey.. gives me yet more reason to come back up that way.

    Cheers,
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    I appreciate this thread. It's that time again for my brother in law and I to head north, last time was from Seattle to the Arctic Circle and back, this time it is from South Carolina and back. And this time, I will be retired from the Military so I will have a lot more time. Let's plan for fun and accept the results.

    Originally thought about leaving in June but got talked into August. Any thoughts? Seems the end of a season is always more peaceful than the beginning.
    Wish me luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0rbid45 View Post
    Mohan, Thanks for the info. And I forgot to mention it looked like a great trip and thanks for sharing the pictures.



    Jogitu and Travelin John, Thanks also for the info. I will get my reservations made.

    As to making it to the Warf Rat Rally will not be there in time. Will be hitting St. John on 03 Sept.

    But hey.. gives me yet more reason to come back up that way.

    Cheers,
    Keep in mind: Saint John to (for instance) Larry's River (Salty Fog Rally base) is 321 miles with NO ferry; Saint John to Larry's River, by taking ferry to Digby, NS is 309 miles. Not particularly a useful detour unless you really are keen on a five hour boat ride on an expensive (especially motels) Labor Day Week end. - Bob
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    Nice pictures. I really liked the fact that there wasn’t a lot of traffic. Thanks for sharing.
    My wife and I are leaving for Nova Scotia 6/22 for a week, I hope we don’t get as much rain you got! We’re looking for a place to stay for two nights that will be convenient to go on a whale watch and walk around town for the rest of the day. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by Ctrod; 06-12-2012 at 12:26 AM.

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