Saturday, September 22, 2007

Trip to Nova Scotia

We just got back from a 2 week tour to Nova Scotia in our RV. We went to New Brunswick (NB), Canada, Prince Edward Island (PEI) and then Nova Scotia. The scenery along the Fundy Trail in NB was breathtaking. PEI is a must for anyone traveling in that area. It is one of the most beautiful islands we visited. It has a spectacular coastline with great restaurants over looking the water. We followed the Cabot trail and stopped for whale watching. It's amazing how many Pilot whales there are.

I didn't get to do any cycling there, but was amazed at all the self-contained cyclists we saw. The coastline is very mountainous with small shoulders and no shoulder on the steep uphill grades where it becomes 2 lanes for truck passing. Anyone riding there had to have legs of steel.

We changed course heading west through Bangor, Maine on our way to New Hampshire. It was there that we had our first moose sighting. We had travelled in moose areas before and began to believe those moose crossing signs were a joke, but there on the side of the road, larger than life, was a moose. It was one of the highlights to our trip.

Finally in Gorham, NH I got to ride 10 miles on my bike. Very hilly with tiny shoulders and not bike friendly truckers. In Vermont we stumbled across a guy who made beautiful wood carvings of birds and purchased some for gifts. He also suggested visiting the Cabot Creamery, which had great cheese samplings and a very interesting tour. We finally finished our trip in the Catskills and home.

Another adventure to remember. 6 states, 3 Provinces and 2400 miles and the best traveling companion and navigator, my wife, Janie.

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