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John Ranalletta
On 6/26/2024 at 9:37 AM, Foot said:

I am finally able to comfortably sit at my computer. Yeah!! Seeing the the Bay of Fundy has been a bucket list of mine for a long time. When we were flying home from Desert Storm, first land mass we crossed was Nova Scotia. The bay of Fundy looked like this giant mud ring, the tide was out. I told the kid sitting next to me, hey that's the Bay of Fundy. He said where's that Russia?? I was laughing so hard I think I pee'd.

 

Before my knee started going south I was thinking about doing Nova Scotia this year. Well maybe next year.

 

Great Pics Mike!

Our kids (in the photos, not the video) say this is a "must do" and do the double session.  In the pix of our kids, the water coming over the gunwales.  In the second pix, our grand daughter is swept out of the raft. 

 

 

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Bluenoser
6 hours ago, John Ranalletta said:

Our kids (in the photos, not the video) say this is a "must do" and do the double session.  In the pix of our kids, the water coming over the gunwales.  In the second pix, our grand daughter is swept out of the raft. 

 

 

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My Great-niece Cristie is one of the tidal bore raft operators. She loves it.

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greiffster

So we’ve done about 2300 miles in eight days getting into Halifax. The weather forecast showed rain the next day for most of the morning and afternoon. So we put bikes to bed for the day and headed out to check out Halifax.

 

The bikes have been good to us, so they got the covers on for the day.

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The Halifax Citadel entrance
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This girl could reload that Enfield in about 8 seconds.  Impressive.

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The Military Museum.

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Elvis Moose?

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Alexander Keiths been making beer in Halifax since 1820 I think.  Try the red ale.

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The Brown Hound serving A. Keith is behind the brewery.  Cool place.

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Found the Compass Distillery.  They make some really good gins and a "beer whiskey".  I almost bought some if I had room in the bags.

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greiffster

Low Point Lighthouse on the way north to the Cabot Trail. 
 

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This morning we stopped at The Clucking Hen near the start of the Trail. Great breakfast, great place.

 

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greiffster

 Beautiful views on the Cabot Trail. 
 

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Found a distillery. Weird.  Apparently these guys were sued by the Scottish Whiskey Association or some such group for the use of “Glen” in their name. But won in the early 2000s. So screw those guys. They’re 14 yo. is real good as the peated if you’re into the ashtray stuff. 

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RTinNC
6 minutes ago, greiffster said:

 Beautiful views on the Cabot Trail. 
 

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Found a distillery. Weird.  Apparently these guys were sued by the Scottish Whiskey Association or some such group for the use of “Glen” in their name. But won in the early 2000s. So screw those guys. They’re 14 yo. is real good as the peated if you’re into the ashtray stuff. 

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When we did Cabot Trail in 2019 I had booked lodging at Glenora.  Our plans changed and we never did stay there but it looked like a very cool place.  

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Indy Dave

Love the shot of you both with the bay in background.

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greiffster

We discovered there is a ferry from NS to Prince Edward Island. I should have known that, but since there is a bridge further west, it didn’t really occur to me to look. It was a rainy morning, so we hopped the ferry instead of riding all the way around. 
 

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RTinNC
2 hours ago, greiffster said:

We discovered there is a ferry from NS to Prince Edward Island. I should have known that, but since there is a bridge further west, it didn’t really occur to me to look. It was a rainy morning, so we hopped the ferry instead of riding all the way around. 
 

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The Ferry is neat.  We did the ferry over and the Confederation Bridge back.  

 

Found a great lunch spot too in Murray Harbour !!   Worth the stop.

 

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It rained pretty good on the way to the PEI ferry.  This is how Nicol gets around wet cheek pads.

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Prim Point Lighthouse

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Spotted this little guy on the way from the Lighthouse.

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PEI can do Lobster and mussels.  Wow.

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flames9

Enjoyed my Time in Halifax on course back in my Canadian navy days, then posted to Greenwood NS during my Air Force days.   Hope you managed to have a donair while in NS.....sooo good!!! 

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greiffster
On 7/2/2024 at 4:17 AM, flames9 said:

Enjoyed my Time in Halifax on course back in my Canadian navy days, then posted to Greenwood NS during my Air Force days.   Hope you managed to have a donair while in NS.....sooo good!!! 

We did not.  First time I heard of it.  Looks pretty tasty.

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greiffster

The mighty Confederation Bridge as we left PEI.  Starting the trek home.

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Indy Scott

Life well lived!   Arrived in Edmonton Alberta yesterday, sending flowers :).   

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greiffster

Headed home, but stopped at the New River Gorge.

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Hmm, why would Mike be standing by a recycling bin? Got to be a joke in there somewhere… :5146: Oh wait a minute! :4323:
 

 

Nice trip guys! :clap:

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RTinNC
15 hours ago, greiffster said:

Headed home, but stopped at the New River Gorge.

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greiffster

Cumberland Gap before the final stretch home. 

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greiffster

Back home. 18 days. 5344 miles. 13 states and 3 provinces. 
 

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