Rainy ride home
And here it was Sunday — time for a rainy ride home to Saint John. Thankfully, the skies cleared up about an hour after we left Cape Breton, and we dried out the rest of the way home. And I had time to think in the saddle — think about the rides I’d taken through Nova Scotia with Editor ‘Arris over the years; think about my RF900R and how the 21-year-old machine had taken everything I’d thrown at it, and more; think about how much fun it was to get away from the real world for four days and focus on nothing but coffee, gas and food. And most of all, think about how to find time to do it all again.
Special thanks to Destination Cape Breton for arranging accommodations for Matt and myself in a hurry. The Maritime Inn (Port Hawkesbury) was just what we needed: a place to rest up at the end of a long ride Thursday, well located to kick off the riding on the island. The Birches (Ben Eoin) and the Silver Dart Lodge (Baddeck) were both excellent locations for our purposes, and I was a bit disappointed I didn’t have time to enjoy them more, but when you’ve got a lot of riding to do, and a short time to do it, sacrifices must be made …