Nova Scotia Trip
Jim Moore arranged a ride to the United States for Wings Over the Smokies a few months back. Covid-19 along with the border not opening to Canadians we had put together a secondary Chapter ON-Y ride to Nova Scotia.
Saturday 28 August 2021 from Warden and Shepard, Jim Moore, Mike Maier, Kristina and Gary McDermott departed for a fabulous trip to Nova Scotia.
Day 1 - Sat Aug 28
Day 2 - Sun Aug 29
564km Ride on 132
Up early with a light breakfast we departed at 8:00am for Gaspe' 562km away. Riding the 132 was an awesome ride. We all stated we would do this Gaspe' trip again. Following the 132 which is right beside the St.Lawrence River had many sweeping bends and very picturesque. In Sainte-Flavie we came across the Centre d'Art Marcel Gagnon Restaurant and Inn which a friend who did the trip a few years ago recommended.
The inn was originally a cottage acquired by artist Marcel Gagnon in 1984 in which to exhibit his paintings and sculptures that sit on the beachfront, which eventually grew into its present form as an inn and tourist attraction. You will do a double take when you first see the sculptures as you will think a parade of concrete figures are marching out of the St. Lawrence River onto the beach.
Everyone was up early so we decided to depart Gaspe' at 7:30am riding the 132 to Perce'. The weather was great until the last four hours was heavy rain.