Miramichi to North Sydney

July 18, 2013
Posted on September 30, 2013

This was the second time we passed through Miramichi, and the second time we did not stay long enough to notice anything other than the green Centennial Bridge across the river. The hotel served breakfast, which saved us time by not having to go find a place to eat in this town.

We went on to hwy 11 and continued looking for TU’s top speed until we reached Kouchibouguac National Park. From there we headed by 134 taking small roads, like the scenic highway 505 along the coast.

Eventually we went back to the main highway and continued until we reached Nova Scotia. We exited at Amherst and stopped at Bella’s Cafe and Bistro for lunch. It was a cute little cafe that served seafood chowder and more dessert than we could handle.

From there we continued by hwy 6 all the way to Pictou where we fuelled up at a gas station where a computer had new software installed. That was a fun 15 min stop. The rebooted it several times, had a qualified technician try to talk sense into the machine, and finally the attendant could not quite figure out how to process our complicated purchase with the new software. I’m sure the upgrade will be worth it in the long run, but I did not stick around long enough.

After that we turned back to hwy 104 – the Trans Canada Highway – until we reached Cape Breton, where were turned off the direct path to explore Isle Madame and where the SV had a bit of fun with a passing ZX7, while the TU was chilling in their dust.

Finally we made our way to North Sydney. Unfortunately we were there at 8:30pm, and apparently local restaurants don’t really stay open that late. That was another time we went to bed with no dinner. Although it’s possible that somewhere out there one place or another was available, the swarm of mosquitos on the front porch did not make us feel safe enough to venture out in search of food. It’s things like this that make me appreciate my Toronto – you will not stay hungry there, no matter what time of the day or night.

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