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    It's Wednesday morning so first we walk up the street to Jakes for a modest buffet with lots of coffee. After a night of fine musical theater and lively chat in the campground group-room (aka sleeping quarters for some!)- pushed forward by a few brews, even this modest provision of sustenance was a welcome sight.









    NEXT: A walk back to the campground, pack and a quick ride to Fortress Louisbourg (300 year anniversary)
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    After a short walk back to the campground, all mounted for a ride to Fortress Louisboug. Once the tickets were purchased and helmets locked away in lockers, we settled into a shuttle ride to the Fortress. http://www.fortressoflouisbourg.ca/




    A misty Fortress rolls into view...










    We were told that it was customary for royalty and others of the 'upper class' to walk in the middle of the street while those ranking below that level were expected to walk on the sides near the buildings. Why? Because waste water etc would be thrown from the windows and periodically some unlucky soul would end up wearing it. Folks in the middle would avoid such misfortune. Subsequenty, Paul takes heed of this warning



    Fresh bread from the bakery was a treat, albeit something to gnaw at and digest slowly.



    The end of a great meal and our tour through history....



    NEXT: RIDING ON TO THE CABOT TRAIL
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    Leaving Louisbourg we ride to the KOA in North Sydney. A short 50 mile (80 km) ride. We highly recommend this excellent facility with great food located less than one mile across the bridge http://koa.com/campgrounds/north-sydney/



    Again this year things were a bit damper than ideal so....... following in last year's footsteps..... cabins and the group room were obtained.



    Settled in and hungry our next stop this evening is a ride across the Seal Island Bridge (we crossed it already on our ride from Louisbourg) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_Island_Bridge) to the Seal Island Restaurant and Motel. The new owner, Leeann Barry, was a delightful and efficient host. Seal Island Restaurant and Motel Address: 843 highway 105 Phone: (902) 674-2418 Email: reservations@sealislandmotel.com











    Well fed, we ride back to the campsite for another excellent session with our Guide To The Galaxy: Quinn. The sky is clearing enough for a lesson around the campfire...
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    Cool What....

    ....You's guy's still digest'n samich's & watch'n stars with Quinn!! Cabot Trail can't be that scarry! Can it.....

    The "edge uh earf" gather'n must go on.... and don't close yer eyes pass'n through Wreck Cove. .

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    Star Gazing With Quinn...

    ...is always a treat! Back at the KOA the sky clears and the fire comes to life. Quinn's laser-lecture captures us all





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    Ok, back at it! Leaving the KOA we head up Smokey....



    .... as long as you're not behind a tour bus this climb is great fun! Breakfast and a tour of the Bell Museum in Baddeck is our immediate destination. A half hour ride. First: breakfast at the Yellow Cello.



    One person decided to start before the rest of us...



    But finally (finally!) our food started to arrive.



    Next stop: The Alexander Graham Bell Museum http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/grahambell/index.aspx and a YouTube video of town and museum











    Next a ride to Meat Cove
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    While I get the next round of pictures up here is a nice little 'warm up' video of another rider's adventure on the Cabot Trail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    Ok, back at it! Leaving the KOA we head up Smokey....

    This is what I found at the top of the hill in 2009.

    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

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    [QUOTE=tommcgee;924141]This is what I found at the top of the hill in 2009.

    I remember you taking that picture.
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    On the way to Meat Cove...







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    A few twists and turns and the Edge of the Earth is just ahead...



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    [QUOTE=tourunigo;924161]
    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    This is what I found at the top of the hill in 2009.

    I remember you taking that picture.
    Yeah, I edited the guy out of the picture. Too much for him anyway.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

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    Thumbs up All I gotta say....

    ....about post# 53.... The sign & the view put a wee tear in me eye....er vice versa!

    But maybe it's the atmospheric conditions vicinity ol'e smokie?

    three bowl john

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    ....about post# 53.... The sign & the view put a wee tear in me eye....er vice versa!

    But maybe it's the atmospheric conditions vicinity ol'e smokie?

    three bowl john
    great twisties going up that run eh John? Staring at the sky as we climb. And the vista at the top is truly inspiring. BTW, trying to get back at the wind-up of the Ride Report...... some unavoidable delays. Back soon though. - Bob
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    Ok, a chance to get back to finishing this report. For those interested in the rally's concluding pictures and notes, I will be installing these this evening.

    Secondly, under a new thread the Salty Fog Riders Rally 2014 will be in 'promotion mode'. The date will be

    AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 5

    and, again be based out of Larry's River, Nova Scotia (N 45 13.478 W O61 22.545) We are considering opening it up for an extra day on Saturday August 30th in order to be able to have the opportunity to participate in some local village holiday activities. Again, a consideration. Mackerel gigging and bbq are in the plan again. That and "the rest of the story" in a new thread. If interested please contact us at saltyfogriders@gmail.com There is a size limit of twenty bikes and 25 people.
    - Bob
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