July 27, 2006
Port au Basque, NF to Truro, NS
|12:30, 1:30, 2:16, 3:10, 3:30, 4:05, 4:15, well you get the point, Joyce
and I didn't sleep much on the ferry ride. The morning was just beautiful and we stood
outside on the deck watching the boat pull into harbor. There were about 50 other motorcycles
on board going to a Harley rally in Sidney, NS. We got off the boat at 7:00 a.m. AT and headed
for the Cabot Trail. We take a very short ferry ride across an inlet to get there. The ferry
traveled only about 50 yards and simply ran back and forth using a cable stretched across the water.
During the Cabot Trail ride, we took a side trip to Meat's Cove. The road ended and we drove five
miles on dirt roads up and down the mountainside. There wasn't much of a town there; just a
couple of buildings. We rode the five miles back across the dirt road to get to pavement again. We
stopped in Cheticamp to experience the Acadian culture, but decided not to spend time there because
crowds of Harley riders were converging there. This is where the Cajun people in Louisiana migrated from
many years ago. |
|We landed in Truro, Nova Scotia for the night. The Palliser Motel was wonderful. Our
room was a cottage and the bed again the size of two queens. The restaurant was right across the street.
We had a bucket of mussels for an appetizer, and lobster for dinner. While we were waiting for dinner
Joyce started to write in her journal, but the pen died. The hostess gave her a new one, and she
continued logging our travels. After dinner we sat out in front of our cottage in lovely lounge
chairs and enjoyed the evening. This location is known for its tidal bore. That is when the incoming
tide forms waves of water that travel up a river against the direction of the current. Unfortunately,
the tide was not coming in until about 2:30 am, so we did not go to watch it.
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