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August 4th, 2013 | Canada

Tiernan and Rachel’s Wedding…

After a quiet morning at our hotel, Patricia and I unpacked our “wedding gear” in preparation for Tiernan and Rachel’s wedding, which was to be held later that afternoon. I am continually amazed at how my wife can conjure up a beautiful ensemble from a suitcase that looks as if it doubles as a laundry […]

August 2nd, 2013 | Canada

To Prince Edward Island…

Mist had rolled in over Halifax during the night. When it finally lifted a little, all that was exposed was a dense grey bank of cloud that would hang above me for most of the day. I left the motel during what would have been rush hour, but the public holiday meant light traffic flow […]

August 1st, 2013 | Canada

Digby to Halifax – The Lighthouse Trail…

I left Digby after lunch, and knew I would have to ride hard to follow my original route to Halifax, mostly along the Lighthouse Trail on the western and southern coast of Nova Scotia. The first hour of my ride was an easy one, all the way along the coast oh Highway 101. Traffic was […]

August 1st, 2013 | Canada

Into Nova Scotia – The Long Way Round !!

It was colder in New Brunswick than it had been in Maine, and it began to dawn on me that I probably did not have enough cold weather gear with me. I had left the large silver duffel bag that contained my neck warmers and spare gloves back in New Jersey, believing that I wouldn’t […]

July 30th, 2013 | Canada

New Brunswick – Canada.

The most direct route from Appleton in Maine, to Saint John in New Brunswick, would have taken us along Route 9, and a little over 4 hours of riding. I chose instead to follow the coastal route in northern Maine and visit Acadia National Park in the process. I had heard that the scenery along […]

July 28th, 2013 | Maine

Camden, Maine…

Camden became somewhat of a “Halfway House” for the many members of the Spahn and Mennen families who were on their way to Prince Edward Island to attend Tiernan and Rachel’s wedding. Both of Patricia’s sisters, Donna and Mimi, hosted groups of friends and family that had driven up from New Jersey and New York, […]