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A few years ago we rode the most western road in Canada. (see that Ride Report HERE)

This year we're riding to the most Northeast piece of land in all of North America...which happens to be right at the edge of Iceberg Alley.

Pretty stoked about this trip. Never been to the eastern part of Canada, nor on a 17 HOUR ferry ride, nor across an 8 Mile Long bridge, nor etc., etc.

This is going to be a trip of a Lot of Firsts!

Here are a few maps of our rough plans-






17 Hour Ferry ride to Newfoundland Island






Circling Newfoundland Island and "only a 6 hour" ferry ride back to Nova Scotia.





In the interest of Time, Finances, & ease of accommodations, the Tri-Glide is in our "home on wheels" until we reach where we really want to ride.

(see more on our new way of getting where we want to ride HERE)






Before getting to Nova Scotia we stop by and see DJ and George at Pro-Action Suspension-

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L2R- DJ, Kevin, George







One more stop before we set up camp, unload the TG, and start riding-

Hopewell Rocks...







This place is crazy, google it...








...half the day, where we're standing, is underwater.







Finally, we're in Truro. This is where the Ride Report start!






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A friend and I rode to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton last summer. The motorcycling was excellent. Their worst roads are as good as our best, most roads superb, and very few cars. The scenery is great, the people were very friendly to bikers. We were going to take the 6 hour ferry overnight from Sydney to Newfoundland just for one day (and then back the next night). His BMW (BM trouble you) broke down and we lost a day, so that part was scratched. We rode 2800 miles in eight days, not bad considering.
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A friend and I rode to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton last summer. The motorcycling was excellent. Their worst roads are as good as our best, most roads superb, and very few cars. The scenery is great, the people were very friendly to bikers. We were going to take the 6 hour ferry overnight from Sydney to Newfoundland just for one day (and then back the next night). His BMW (BM trouble you) broke down and we lost a day, so that part was scratched. We rode 2800 miles in eight days, not bad considering.
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Sounds like you guys had a great time!!!

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Day 1-

Left out of Hopewell Rock area. We stayed at this Apple Orchard...






...quiet and peaceful place that welcomes camping...







...near the Bay of Fundy.







...heading toward Truro, which will be our base camp for the next couple of days.


Arriving at the Scotia Pines Campground early this afternoon...







...then left to explore...








...some of the country roads in the area.









We have no plan...







...other than to explore the countryside...








...and be back at camp before dark.








This was a great twisty road that turned to gravel...






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Day 1 Concluded-

The woods and miles of road...






...are seemingly endless...







...we will need to come back up here to do them justice.






Mary in the Mirror-







We have no real idea where we are in relation to camp, but it looks like rain is coming...








...so we punch in the address of camp to the GPS and choose the fastest route back...








...which gets us on Highway 102, straight thru a 15 minute rainstorm. lol







Back at camp, the rain has passed.







Getting everything ready for an early start tomorrow...






...ride to ferry, then around PEI, then back the long way via Confederation Bridge.


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Welcome to Canada guys and gals. Watch the bridge to PEI if the wind is up. It's a bitch!!!
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Day 2-

It rained pretty hard last night (ceramic coating is beading up nicely )...







...but sunny now, and we are up early...







...leaving out thru some puddles...







...once on the road, all is dry.







We have about an hour ride to the ferry terminal...








...and we need to be there by 8:30 am.







Having never traveled this road before...







...we give ourselves an extra 30 minute cushion...







...we arrived an hour after leaving...







...did not need the 30 minute cushion, but better safe than sorry.





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Day 2 continued-


We have a 75 minute ferry ride...







...here we go...








...this ship is huge!








We're parked up front, and surrounded by semi's!






This is how we're getting over to Prince Edward Island-







Leaving the TG and heading upstairs for the ride over.








Mary likes ferry rides, this is the first of 3 we have planned on this trip.

Down there is where we were parked a few minutes ago.








Bald eagle hanging out at the dock-







Walking around the top deck...







...while still at dock.





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Day 2 Continued-

We're underway...







...pretty soon it is just water and ships...







...no land to be seen. It is about 27 kilometers, shore to shore.








Before you know it we are seeing a Lighthouse on PEI.







Time to unload...








...here we go!







We're on Prince Edward Island...








Mary wants to go see a Lighthouse. So we head toward the southeast corner of the Island.







But first we need some gas!








Ok, now we have a full tank...off to our first Lighthouse. Cape Bear!






More on Day 2 as time allows.

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