Great ride from the Monument turn, to North Sydney. I understand why some people do this section multiple times.
Stopped at the Coastal Restaurant, to get the official Cabot Trail T's. It's a family style restaurant.
We stayed at the Clansman Motel. Good spot. Reasonable value. Had two nights booked, to cover potential weather. Went thru hell trying to cancel second night with Expedia - Clansman staff helped quite a bit with getting it fixed.
Went to the now named Cabot HD. Nice people. On to Sydney, then the Mine Tour in Glace Bay. Be sure to go to the one on the water, with the mine tour. Not good for people that don't like tight spaces. But, we enjoyed it.....except for our 6'6" guy, who came out a bit dirty....
Went back to Port Hawkesbury on RT 4. Maybe not the one all might choose, but a nice ride. We needed off seat time.
Next day, we headed back towards Halifax. Via Cape George - right turn at Antigonish. Great ride. Clear signs to follow. Little traffic. Gravel road out to Cape George light can be a challenge to some. Great View !
Jumped back on the slab, and went to Priviteers Harley in Halifax. A tad hard to find, in the back of a shopping area. Big place, great selection of T's. Then off to our hotel - at rush hour- in downtown Halifax. Cambridge Suites. Good place and location. Underground garage. $20 per parking space, but they let us fit 4 bikes per space.
We had very little time, and jumped in taxi vans, and out to the Timber Lounge. Throw the Axe ! Great event. 12 of us had a ball. 1.5 hours of throwing time. Highlight of trip for most. We were the first to bring out own "targets" ! (We carry life size head shots of friends that are not on the particular trip, and facebook picture tag into our travel posts. See these pic's on walls at Broken Spoke in Sturgis, Horseshoe in Interior-Badlands, and others - now including Timber Lounge).
Halifax is awesome. Plan time to enjoy it. We were two nights, but only one day. No where near enough. I have been before.
Due to Ferry cancelations, two of our crew left a day early.
Saturday morning, with thunder storms due in afternoon, we headed back towards Yarmouth down the lighthouse trail. A lot of traffic getting into Peggy's cove. Couldn't park out on point. We road up the street a 1/2 mile, and pulled over. Good views.
Continued on to Lunenburg, thru Mahone Bay. Good Ride. Great food on waterfront. Then, with weather looming, we slab it back to Yarmouth, getting wet last 20 minutes.... Comfort Inn is well located for a cheap night. Nice place and people.
Due to ferry cancel, had another night in Yarmouth, different hotel. Hoped to ride in area, but ground fog prevented it. About noon we moved a mile to the Rodd. Another good location with nice people. Rudder is within easy walk, which we did about 3 when sun came out.
Up an at the gate for 6:30am. On ferry first, place marked our recliners, and then went back and tied down. Boat left at 8:30am, we all woke up from a slumber at 11:20am, with the announce tone about dolphins traveling along side.
Food on ferry respectable. Still, not happy about their cancelations.....
Back in Portland, customs slow to open all the lanes. Bikes don't get off right away. We were again trying to out race some rain, and were heading into Boston rush hour.
We moved along, traffic was light, and we only got "spit" on a little. Back in the garage by 5:30 pm. Rain hit at 6:15.
1725 miles. 12 guys. It's a fun group. Maybe a bit too much fun. A bit of a challenge for some of our crew. Only 7 have touring bikes. Need to shorten seat time for next year, for this crew.
York PA and Battlefields
Fly - rent Pacific NW - CA redwoods and coast, or Seattle coast and mountains.
Ship bikes to Nashville - include dragon, and Skyway home.
2015 FLTRXS Freedom Shield, Mustang Solo Seat w/Pillion, Driver Backrest. Luggage Rack, Heat Deflectors, Kury Longhorn Pegs. Custom Dynamics LED's - Front W/Y Turn. Rear Signal, Tri Bar & Saddle Bag RBT. Kruiser Kady Cup Holder. 08 Tour Pack on Rushmore Detachable 4 pt. Screaming Eagle SlipOn's, De-Cat, Arlen Ness Big Sucker, PC V, Dr. Dyno Tune.
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