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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Even when you're there it's amazing how much you miss.
    So true. But just wait until you get your official DVD with ALL the pictures! That's part of the reason why selecting pictures for this report is a tad challenging. - Bob
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    My favorite...

    Rally of 2012. I see that the mug may be replacing the bowl for good natured ribbing next year!! Can't wait to do it again. I love the sneak peek - thank you!
    Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight1 View Post
    Rally of 2012. I see that the mug may be replacing the bowl for good natured ribbing next year!! Can't wait to do it again. I love the sneak peek - thank you!
    Laura
    All things come in three's Laura so 'rib away' at me (I misplaced the cup and had to atone for it!) so next year we will likely have another suitable symbol for collective amusement. Seems like the trend is in the food and beverage line. Glad that you liked the little video...... and that represents only about 2% of the pictures available. - Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    Glad that you liked the little video...... and that represents only about 2% of the pictures available. - Bob
    I'd like to see 2011.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    I'd like to see 2011.
    Check your pending DVD for that little sumpin' - Bob
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    Time to roll. First stop is the painted rocks on the west side, across from the church, which depict pivot points in local Acadian history.









    The traditional group picture





    ..... and off we go!
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    Referring back to the map at the beginning of this report, today we head for historic Louisbourg. 193 miles. First of three camp nights. Our journey travels north from Larry's river to the Trans Canada and, heading east, we ride to the gateway to Cape Breton Island: the Canso Causeway. And we are fortunate enough to be able to stop while the swing-bridge opens for a barge.












    Our immediate target today is the cable ferry that crosses to Little Narrows on the majestic Bras d'Or Lake.



    NOTE: We have negotiated a $1.00 crossing as opposed to the $5.00 for each bike



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    NEXT

    Following 223 to 216 and then, at mile 135, we move onto Chapel Road. This tiny road is a splendid place to stop and seemingly stand on the Bras d'Or Lake.
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    Bras d'Or
    And, (for your readers, Bob) an important historic site: where the first "aeroplane" flight in the Commonwealth, occurred.
    Rinty

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinty View Post
    And, (for your readers, Bob) an important historic site: where the first "aeroplane" flight in the Commonwealth, occurred.
    ho ho Rinty....great question (especially for our good friends south of the 49th because the question has a clear U.S. connection as well). The place that you suggest can easily be tucked into the Salty Fog itinerary. - Bob
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    I gotta figure out a way to do your rally; maybe rent a Versys from those guys down the road from you. That would be perfect for your Scotian roads.
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    Red line indicates travel thus far and the yellow shows our ride for the next hour



    We ride 55 miles from the ferry, across Bra d'Or Lake and west on #4 to Rita's Tea Room and lunch.



    A right turn off 216 meanders down to the shore and across Chapel Road.

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    A beautiful day to stand on the lake



    A little mapping session.....



    Now to Rita's...
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    Lunch At Rita's...

    Who' Rita?? This is only a recent glimpse of her singing her song Working Man with the Men of the Deeps (see Salty Fog Report 2011 for our tour of a mine). This song is almost an anthem in Cape Breton.













    Rita comes out to the patio to greet us



    Mary goes back in to meet Rita



    Onward to Louisbourg. You can almost feel the weather changing..
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    Tis the season...

    ..bourbon season here Kentucky; that wonderful time between, say... Nov through
    Jan when it seems to taste even better! Maybe its the fireplace lending ambiance,
    but it all goes well with a 2012 Salty Fog trip report. I only sip during the picture's;
    really. Hey Bob; that "quick peek", while it was entertaining... is not like when we
    were younger, but it made me smile! Like that picture two back at Rita's with
    everyone at the table and NOBODY touching the china & crystal! What a crew.
    And the information board at the Little Narrows Ferry, stating "New" rates from
    spring of 2002! With at least a dozen postings of warning information, yet the
    Notice area is blank? Like Tom says, "even when your there, its amazing how much
    you miss." Great folks again this year; now friends forever....
    that's why I love Mary's Rally & your trip report!!!
    Now, a toast to all and Seasons greetings.

    three bowl john..... Red 04R1150R

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    As I mentioned, you can almost feel the weather changing. Onward to Louisbourg. An historic town mostly famous for Fortress Louisbourg. We have always been warmly welcomed by the Louisbourg Camp and RV Park right in the center of town on the waterfront. Excellent facilities and gracious hosts! This is the route from Rita's:



    Not far at all and we are ready to set-up tents by mid afternoon. Enough time to have some brew..... walk for yet another delicious meal at the Lobster Kettle ..... and then walk to live musical theater at the Louisbourg Playhouse ..... and then relax at the campground group meeting room for more drinks and conversation.

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