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Along the Lobster Coast to Quebec. CNF1601

Friday, July 1, 2016 | Thomas Ritt / David Hien | North and South America

What an awesome coffee stop view!
Cape George lighthouse (number 149 and counting...)
Nancy, relaxing.
Hey Faith, here's your Mum and Dad again!
Nancy, Hans-Peter, Paul and Vivian in persue of whales and puffins
Numerous bikes on the ferry. No, we're not the only riders around here...
The group at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander
St. John's is famous for the rows of brightly painted houses
Spotting icebergs at Long Point, Twillingate Island
The granite lighthouse at Rose Blanche
Sunset over Lobster Point
World famous Cabot Trail
Picnic No. 2 at lighthouse No. 94
Pre-ferry dinner at the Lobster Galley
Crossing over Seal Island Bridge
Lunch in Beanie's Bistro, Sherbrooke
The historic village of Sherbrooke
Fixing a flat tyre after lunch is a good exercise to burn some of the calories...
What a great team building experience!
Just a spectacular place to spend the night!
Sunsets all look the same? Well, even if they do, they all look great!
The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is said to be the world's most photographed one.
The rest day group at Peggy's Cove
Lunenburg with its UNESCO-protected old town
The group at Five Islands lighthouse

Our third riding day was unusually short: less than 400 km left plenty of time for photo stops and for a leisurly picnic, prepared by chef de cuisine David. Just a gorgeous day!

View of and from Fort Beauséjour
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The wind was fierce at times today and made riding difficult
We found a lovely spot for a coffee break
Paul & Vivian, Andreas & Gabriele, Thomas & Honda...
Master-Chef David and his creations
Picnic with a view!
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View of Vieux Quebec and Chateau Frontenac from the ferry
The bikes, lined up, waiting for action
Beautiful lunch spot. The restaurant was full, but the non-alcohol-section was empty...
Tony picked something light for lunch...
... later he kissed his bike good night and tenderly covered it...

First riding day! Heading off to New Brunswick!

The group of 14, enjoying their first dinner together.

The old town of Quebec City is unlike any other city in North America. It's old, it's beautiful, it has loads of atmosphere. Narrow, cobble-stoned alleys, numerous churches, people speaking French: this does not feel like Canada at all, and that's because it really isn't Canada, it's Quebec. Here are some impressions.

The Canadian Maple Leaf flying in front of Chateau Frontenac
Sweeping views of the St. Lawrence
Monument of Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec (in 1608)
The Chateau Frontenac is probably Canada's most famous hotel
Summer nightlife in downtown Quebec
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Peter Fiedler
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 17:18

As a rider on this wonderful trip, I would like to thank Edelweiss and in particular our wonderful guides Thomas Ritt and David Hien. They both made the trip not only smooth operationally, but interesting and always full of fun and good humor! We could all count on Thomas and David to greet us with a smile and a willingness to answer the myriad of questions the group posed.

I would also be remiss if I didn't thank each of the new riding friends I made on this trip. We had many laughs, compared stories of our lives, and all shared in the magnificent beauty that is Atlantic Canada.

To all, thank you for making this a life-long memorable trip. Please stay healthy, happy and riding safely. I hope that our paths will again cross in the future.

With best wishes,

Peter Fiedler
Boston, MA
Faith Newrick
Monday, June 27, 2016 at 20:31

Hello Edelweiss explorers!

Thank you for the plentiful bounty of photographs - I am absolutely loving following them from all the way over here in Bewdley (in Worcestershire), England!

Fabulous to see my Mum & Dad (Paul and Vivien) all suited up in motorbike gear out there on the open road..! The scenery looks breathtaking and completely overwhelming.. loved the shot of the winding Cabot trail, the glittering sunset over Lobster Point.. and of course the much needed Picnic stop at the Lighthouse! A darn sight better than my lunch spot at the Hospital..!

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the expedition. Safe and exciting travels!

Love, Faith. Xx
Caren Aldinger
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 20:46

Nice pictures from the lighthouse but the most pictures are from Gabriele and Andreas in their yellow jacket - i am sure
Thomas Hasselwander
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 22:32

Wünsche Euch eine tolle Reise - es wird bestimmt ein besonderes Erlebnis. Ich war Teilnehmer bei der ersten Neufundlandreise im Vorjahr. Tom hat uns bestens geführt und das Land gezeigt. In ein paar Tagen geht's auch bei mir wieder los - auf die andere Seite von Canada - nach Alaska und Yukon.
Thomas, München
Hermann Seibold
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 15:26

Wir wünschen euch weiterhin gute Fahrt und gutes Wetter. Nicht so scheußlich wie hier. Waren mit dem K bei der Allgäu Classic. Sintflutartige Regengüsse machten Mann und Maus das Leben schwer. Aber ein geübter Fahrer meistert auch diese Herausforderung. L. G. H&B
Caren Aldinger
Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 21:14

Hallo Gaby und Andreas,

Danke, dass wir an eurer Reise teilnehmen dürfen. Schöne Bilder und die gelben Helme leuchten bis Deutschland. Weiterhin gute Fahrt. Und Gaby, mach schöne Neid-Bilder, ich sehe, du kannst das sogar auf einer wackeligen Fähre.
Grüße aus dem heute sonnigen Fellbach
Eva Köfler
Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 14:03

....these orange helmets are everywhere.... Amazing


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