There's No Place Like Home
Trip Start Jul 07, 2008
22Trip End Aug 09, 2008
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Where I stayed
My Parent's House
I actually got up when I planned to today (5am) and was gone by 6:15. The ride through Maine was easy - very little traffic that time of the day, and the rain held off with only heavy fog to contend with. Likewise, there was no traffic at the border crossing either and, after declaring my very recent rum purchase, I was back in Canada!
New Brunswick (the drive-through province) was quickly gone and I was in God's country, Nova Scotia. I made a few detours on the way to my parent's place. The first was to the "Breakwater" or "Fisherman's Cove" area of Eastern Passage (where I grew up). I fished for years with my Dad so it is always nice to walk around down there, looking at the boats and gear
Next I went to "The Moose". The moose is a large concrete statue (more big stuff, Tara!) that is the last remnant of what was one of the premier beaches in Nova Scotia: Silver Sands. In the 60s, the beach boasted a km of beautiful sand, a number of concrete animals (of which only the Moose ha survived), cabins, and an open air dance floor. Unfortunately the sand was all removed to build the runways for the airport and that was the end of that. The area is still popular with surfers though.
Finally, I made it home and Mom, like the good mother she is, was quick to feed me. Happiness is... Anyway, from the look of my rear tire I made it hear just in time - you can see the white nylon showing through the tire now! Eek! That had the potential to be nasty! I'm hoping to get a new tire tomorrow...
I will hang out here for the next week and a half and will post on occasion.
Total Mileage today: 742km
Total For Trip: 13,548km