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Three People, Five Wheels, One Blankie


A Bicycle Journey Across Maine, Atlantic Canada and Quebec

2,001 miles (3,220 km) over 114 days from May 1, 2012 to August 22, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, With kids, 3-6 months
Locales: North America, United States, Maine, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec
Year: 2012
Keywords: children family kids

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/biketrip2012

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Rob Levin - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2012
Last update: Friday September 21, 2012 07:16 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 21 Sep 2012 07:26 (US/Pacific))
59,476 hits since December 31, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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A rare photo of the three of us - thanks our Warm Showers hosts, Danielle, James, & Jeremy in lovely Wolfeville, Nova Scotia!


Table of Contents

The Route!

Before The Beginning: Pre-Genesis

The Cast: Brief Bios

Our To Do List!: Everything We've Done and What Remains To Do

      Our Stuff: The Tent

      Our Stuff: The Weehoo

Portland Friends Meeting

      Letter to Portland Friends Meeting: March 2012

      Bicycling with the Buffleheads: Letter to Portland Friends Meeting (April 2012)

      Letter of Introduction from Portland Friends to Carry With Us

Packing Day!: Reality Testing Our Gear Capacity

The Summary of All Fears: Some Honesty on the Eve of Our Launch

Day 1: Portland to Brunswick: A Wet Start. No, A Cold Wet Start

Day 2 - Brunswick to Wiscasset: Almost Saw the Sun Today

Day 3: Wiscasset to Damariscotta: Easy Day!

Day 4: Damariscotta to Union: A Long Cold Wet Slog

Day 5: Union to Belmont: Our First Ice Cream Day!

Day 6: Belmont to Belfast: Lovely Day Off in Biggest Little City in Maine

Monday May 7 - Belfast to Orland: On Top of the World

Tuesday May 8: Orland to Ellsworth: Racing the Rain

Wednesday May 9 - Thursday May 10: A Rain Break in Ellsworth

Friday May 11: Ellsworth to Donnell Pond: Cruising on the Downeast Sunrise Trail (Child Free!)

Saturday May 12: Donnell Pond to Harrington: A Glorious Trail Day

Sunday May 13: Harrington to East Machias: A Cloudy Day That Was Sunny

Monday May 14: East Machias to Lubec: Our Easternmost Journal Entry in the United States

Monday May 14: Part Two: The Last Supper... In The States

Tuesday May 15: Lubec, ME to Pennfield, NB: Oh Oh Oh Canada!

Thursday, May 17: Pennfield to Saint John: Flying Into Saint John

Friday, May 18 and Saturday May 19: Saint John on Loyalist Day

Sunday May 20 Through Tuesday May 22: Saint John to Annapolis Royal: Nova Scotia Cruisin'

Wednesday May 23: Annapolis Royal to Middleton: In Which We Demonstrate Why It Takes Us All Day to Cycle 25 Miles

Thursday May 24 to Saturday May 26: Middleton to Wolfville: Zoos, Dikes, and Acadians Past and Present

Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28: Wolfeville to Dartmouth: Getting in a Groove

Tuesday May 29 and Wednesday May 30: Halifax Hangin': Another Fort, Freaky Lunchbox, and Familiar Faces From Home

Thursday May 31: Dartmouth to Head of Chezzetcook: Salt Marshes and Cockatiels

Friday June 1 to Sunday June 3: Chezetcook to Sheet Harbour: Downeast Nova

Monday June 4 through Wednesday June 6: Sheet Harbour to Moser River: Information About Canadian Weather

Thursday June 7 to Saturday June 9: Moser River to Port Hastings, NS: Cape Breton At Last!

Sunday June 10 and Tuesday June 12: Port Hastings to Mabou/Margaree Harbour: Getting In the Spirit of Things

Wednesday June 13: Mabou to Margaree Harbour: Major Route Change!

Thursday June 14 and Friday June 15: Margaree Harbour to Pleasant Bay: Becoming One With the Mountain

Saturday June 16 to Wednesday June 20: Margaree Harbour to North Sidney: Cabot Trail -- Been There, Done That!

Thursday June 21: Sydney and Louisbourg: Solstice Celebration and the Fortress (Not the Fort) of Louisbourg

Friday June 22 to Tuesday June 26: North Sydney, NS to Corner Brook, NL: Halfway Musings

Wednesday June 28 to Wednesday July 4: Corner Brook to Green Point, NL: Gros Morne, 10th Anniversary Edition... Now With Pictures!

Thursday July 5 to Saturday July 7: Green Point to Hawkes Bay: Biking the Viking... Now With Pictures

Sunday July 8: Iceberg and Whalewatching in St. Anthony: Be Careful What You Wish For... Reader Discretion Advised

Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10: Vikings! And New Friends, Canine and Human

Wednesday July 11 and Thursday July 12: Hawke's Bay, NL to St. Barbe, NL: Rocketing Up the Great Northern Peninsula

Friday July 13: St. Barbe, NL to L'Anse au Clair, NL and Blanc Sablon, QC: A Day on the Quebec - Labrador Border

Friday July 13 to Monday July 16: Blanc Sablon, QC to Havre St. Pierre, QC: The Three Day Ferry!... Updated With Photos

Tuesday, July 17 to Friday July 20: Rimouski, QC to Trois Pistoles, QC: Our Five Minutes of Fame

Saturday July 21 to Monday July 24: Trois Pistoles to Saint-Andre, QC: Quebec... What the Hec?

Tuesday July 25 to Sunday July 29: Saint-Andre to Beaumont, QC: Taking Our Time... Updated With Pictures!

Monday July 30 to Sunday August 5: Beaumont to Quebec City, QC: Why Did the Cyclists Cross the River?... Updated With Photos!

Monday August 6 to Friday August 10: Quebec City, QC: Soaking Up QC

Saturday August 11 to Wednesday Augut 15: Quebec City to Stratton, ME - Now with Photos!: Retracing Benedict Arnold

Thursday August 16 to Saturday August 18: Stratton, ME to Readfield, ME: Winding Our Way South Through Maine

Sunday August 19 to Tuesday August 21: Readfield, ME to Portland, ME: An Ice Cream Finish and Some Final Thoughts & Photos

In Gratitude: Thank Yous And More Thank Yous!


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