By Don Eilenberger –
It started at a club meeting when Dan Thompson mentioned he had 10 days off work in a row, and was thinking of going for a ride in NY state. I somehow blurted out “You can do Nova Scotia in 10 days..” and that was the start of it.
This makes my 3rd motorcycle trip to Nova Scotia. It’s a place I find super for riding – both the people and the scenery are really appealing. It’s also fairly simple to get to from NJ – and not a bad trip – 3 relaxed days and you’re on Nova Scotia. One more day and you can be on Cape Breton Island, touring the Cabot Trail.
Since the Canadian dollar had slipped to about 3/4 of the value of a US dollar – it also made the trip somewhat of a bargain. Prices were about the same for most things as in the US – but when the credit card bill arrived back home – the prices had all been reduced by about 25%.
10 days is just about enough time to visit New Brunswick (and the Bay of Fundy), a few of the cities, and then do a circuit of the Cabot Trail. 3 days going, 3 days returning, 4 days in Nova Scotia. Happily – almost all our bad weather this time happened on the way up and the way back. With the exception of one afternoon on the trail – on the eastern shore – weather was outstanding.
I’m going to dump a bunch of photos here, and then later come back and fill in the tale. Right now I’m getting ready to leave on vacation – again – to Canada. Go figure..