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It was was a dark and dreary morning, one of those mornings perfect for staying in bed. We slowly woke up, packed our belongings and got on the road just before it began to pour. We drove all the way to Cape Breton, much of the drive was unremarkable because much of the drive had low visibility due to the torrential down pour. We drove for about 8 hours before we got hungry ...
... very useful. We tried to find some
where to have dinner but nothing was very veggie friendly so we just ended up
with some quite tasty ready meals. We slept quite well even though we were
slightly freaked out at our first night in a strange Motel!
The next morning we got up early and made our way to the ferry terminal. We had to be there twohours before departure and there was a few long queues of cars, trucks ...
... best meal. Check in for the ferry was very easy and within 45mins of check in we were sitting waiting for the ship to leave.
There is a 30 min time difference between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland so we will leave at 2345 and arrive at 0715, meaning the journey will take approx. 7 hours. The best thing about checking in early is that by the time the ferry left port ...
... Mike washed his bus. We met up with Randy and Lynne, friends from ORI. They live in British Columbia and are also touring the Maritimes. They're the ones who recommended Old Shipyard Beach.
Sat Aug 17--Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site--By some treaty I have never heard of, the Treaty of Utrecht, France was permitted to keep Cape Breton Island (lie Royale) and Prince Edward Island (lie St. Jean). ...
... of town, I stopped at a motorcycle shop, looking for some chain lube as my can ran out. The older fella running the place informed me that he did not sell anything and only did repairs. He did however offer to spray my chain for free, which I gladly accepted. He then showed me a number of older motorcycles he has restored. A nice collection he had there. And only an half hour later, there I was at Cape Spear. I did it..... I reached the most easterly point in Canada and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking