I usually look at the map about 10 minutes before leaving on a trip with very loose plans on how to get to where I’m going, but this adventure was different. Running into my Canadian friend Scott in Sturgis we decided to travel together to Nova Scotia, Canada and ultimately ended up in Digby for the Wharf Rat Rally (Canada’s largest motorcycle rally).
Scott collects Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts from all over the world, so we followed his plan and took an indirect route to eastern Canada. We stopped in St.Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh to enhance his collection which now totals 17 shirts. From there we crossed the border into Canada just east of Montreal following the Saint Lawrence River and rounding the Gaspe Peninsula. From there we met up with Bean’re and some of my other Canadian friends to ride the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton (the No. 1 rated motorcycle road in Canada) and camped at Meat Cove that’s at the very top of the island.
Then it was on to the Wharf Rat Rally in the small fishing town of Digby that’s known for its world famous scallops. It’s a town of about 2,500 people that swells to about 30,000 during the rally.
I would like to thank my friends north of the border for making this annual trip for me such a great time.
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