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    Bob - you're such a tease! Brew up some strong coffee and hammer out the rest of the pix!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Bob - you're such a tease! Brew up some strong coffee and hammer out the rest of the pix!
    Brew is the operative word. A bit of Gibson or maybe some wine and we can get things rolling for a little bit. Next stop is the ride to camp at the harbor's edge in Louisbourg by way of Rita's Teahouse ( singer Rita MacNeil) the Fortress and live theater.
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    Every year we ride over to St Peter's Church, which was built in 1893, park and cross the road to painted rocks which depict a history of Acadians in Nova Scotia. Here we get a group photo before departure.

    A few pre departure pictures...


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    Everyone saddled up? "uh, Mary, who stole my hair?"



    We're off!



    Fuel Top Up before crossing to Cape Breton

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    So here's where we're heading. Up to the Trans Canada at Monestary. Turn right (east) to the Canso Causway and across the causway/swing bridge to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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    ...and over to Cape Breton Island we go



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    While I sort through a few more pictures and await on the arrival of some 'shots from the road' pics, I wanted to point out that the local Guysborough, Nova Scotia newspaper ran a little story about the rally in a November edition. Got to love those local papers!




    Maybe we can get live coverage next time
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    This is the route for our first of three days on the road. It will cover about 150 miles. We will take a small cable ferry over to Little Narrows on the Bras d'Or Lakes and over to Grand Narrows by bridge. Following 216 we turn right on Chapel Rd for the fascinating experience of crossing a tiny isthmus, with somewhat of a road on it, on the lakes. Riding up Chapel Road we head west on 4 to Rita's Tea Room for lunch. We then return on 4 to 22 for the road to Louisbourg and camping on the waterfront. Walking distance to restaurant, theater and beer.

    Basic map of the route:




    .... that's 80 kilometers per hour.

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    Keep the info and pic's coming. my wife and I stayed at point of view in Louisbourg and had a ball. A group of caravanners from across the pond set up camp at the RV sites and we enjoyed each others company.
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    About 11 a.m. we turn off the Trans Canada onto the secondary road 223 which takes us down to the small cable ferry crossing to Little Narrows. (we arrange a group rate for all riders; one dollar rather than five).



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    Leaving the boat we meander along 216 and get chased by a few dogs (a couple of whom stopped their hedonistic pleasures to join in the chase) as we pass through the village of Eskasoni. Without incident we arrive at Chapel Road across a small Bras d'Dor Lake inlet.





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    And now to Rita's Tea Room in Big Pond. Rita is a musical treasure in Nova Scotia but in no place more so than on Cape Breton Island. Nothing like tea, lunch and fine china to lead the way to three nights of camping.

    (stock photo until I can find our group picture)

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    what are this years dates.
    I would love to come.
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    At's the spirit!

    Sept 3-7 with early arrival accepted on the 2nd. Way important to many of US
    is all the really great riding & sightseeing you will want to do ahead & after the "Salty".
    Just going there & back home is an excellent adventure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyhanley View Post
    what are this years dates.
    I would love to come.
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    Like John says: Sept3-7 with early arrival option on 2nd. Hope that you can make it Kelly! Please use our email at saltyfogrider@gmail.com to keep us updated regarding your interest. - Bob
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    Great pictures. I'm trying to find someone locally to ride up this year. I wanted to check out PEI last year but that leaking seal in my rear drive had me a little concerned (OK more that 'a little') and I wanted to get back to the states in case it got worse.
    Didn't want to break down in a 'foreign' country.

    For some demented reason it still amazes me that the ATMs in Canada pay out in Canadian money.

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