2017-09-03 With a name like “Mudrooters” you’d think there would be a lot of Mud flying around. Nope, but there was plenty of good old PEI red dirt in the air.
This event at Springton, PEI was well executed and well attended. A full day of Racing, Rumbling, and Red Dirt. My online album is here: Mudrooters Event 2017-09-03.
2017-08-26 This year the Atlantic Canada International Air Show was held at RCAF Greenwood, NS.
A great venue and amazing aerial as well as static displays. The website with this year’s info is here :Air Show Atlantic.
My Flickr album with the link below contains just some of the beautiful and thrilling images from this event.
ACIAS 2017 @ RCAF Greenwood.
2017-07-02(2) Part-3 was about our visit to Niagara Falls. After a great lunch in the air-conditioned Parks restaurant “Elements”, we were ready to head out on the road again.
Canada150_MC_Trip-Part4 will cover the ride through NY, NH, VT, ME, NB and back home.
A short drive to the International bridge and a brief wait for US Customs. Then it was Interstate all the way to Liverpool, NY (Syracruse). We were lucky that traffic was mostly going the other direction.
The BW Liverpool is hidden behind an overpass, but quiet and beautiful. The next day it was back on the Interstate until just before Manchester, NH for another beautiful BW Hotel.
From Manchester, NH we again took good advantage of the Interstates to make tracks for home.
An overnight at BW St.John, NB and clear blue skies for our ride home to PEI.
(Road pix by Kathy)
2017-07-02 While we spent most days just riding the roads on our Harley, we did take some time for a couple of tourist stops. Since we were driving from Burlington-ON to New York state, we just had to visit to Niagara Falls on the way.
This album is about the Niagara Falls photos taken that day.
2017-07-01 On Canada Day we rode from Sudbury to Burlington, ON in time to unpack and head out to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum near Hamilton. There was a planned event that would have the famous Lancaster do a fly-past in Ottawa for Canada Day. My hope was to arrive at the Museum in time to see the Lancaster return and land. We were in luck as I got photos of the Lancaster and B25 Mitchell roaring into the museum taxiway. Just in time to get put away in the museum hangar before the thunderstorm dumped a deluge of rain.
In this album called CWH_Museum_Canada-Day are some photos of some aircraft in the vast collection, although not much time was left in the day.
Also included in the album are some photos of our visit earlier in the week to the Bomber Command Museum in Nanton, AB on our way up to Calgary.
2017-06-25 This is Part-2 of our cross-country motorcyle trip.
This inline album covers the leg going from Calgary-AB to Hamilton (Burlington), ON.
Here again the photos on the road were by Kathy.
This leg includes overnight stops at Swift Current-SK, then Brandon-MB, followed by a very long ride day that ended in long lines of road construction coming into Dryden-ON. Due to forecasts of rain and possible thunderstorms, the next day was a long haul to Wawa, ON. The rain did catch up to us before Wawa but luckily it wasn’t too heavy.
However, for the next two days the rain was on and off, agin with warnings about thunderstorms.
So we did two short hops to Sault-St-Marie, ON one day, then Sudbury the next. Leaving Sudbury we had no rain but fog rolled in and forecasts again were for intermittent rain so the gear stayed on. In the fog and rain the all-weather gear worked great, but as we approached Toronto the sun came out and temps went from +20C to +30C as we navigated the 400-401-QEW.
In the middle of it we got off the highway to switch out of the rain gear. Good thing too as the 401 was a mad-house. Six or more lanes going 110kmh one minute, then dead stop the next, and cars passing all around like a game of hop-scotch.
Finally at the BW Burlington we unpacked and headed out to the CWH Museum near Hamilton.
More about that in the next post since it will have its own album.
2017-06-19 This is Part-1 if a set of photo albums showing our cross-country motorcyle trip this summer. Our Harley was shipped by truck to the Mile-High HD dealership in Aurora (Denver) Colorado. We flew to Denver and stayed at the Comfort Inn right next door to the dealership. Up early Monday morning I looked out at the lot, anxiously waiting for 08:30 to get my Harley back. After re-packing the bike, we set off onto various Interstate highways to make our first night on the road at the BW in Rock Springs, WY.
This album Colorado_MC_Trip-2017 shows photos from the first part of our trip from Aurora, CO. The overnight stops were at Rock Springs, WY then Jackson, WY then Gardiner, MT then Kalispell, MT and finally to Calgary, AB.
Kathy took pictures while we rode so they are mixed in the set. My photos also include visits to the Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks.
The Part-2 album will cover the next leg from Calgary, AB back to Cornwall, PEI.
2017-06-17 On this day my oldest son, John MacKay married Jennifer Whittingham at the Old Mill in New Glasgow, PEI. Family, Friends, and their young son Evan enjoyed the wonderful event. My Wedding photos are in the online album John & Jenn’s Wedding Album.
2017-06-11 The location for the 2017 “Atlantic Canada’s 911 Ride” was Charlottetown, PEI. It was a very impressive event and I was pleased to be able to photograph the amazing motorcyle display that they put on this day.
The website for this event is Canada’s 911 Ride – Atlantic.
My online album of pictures from the public display is located here:
Canada’s 911 Ride Atlantic 2017.
2017-05-22 The strong winds kept the VIMY Flight grounded for awhile but today they made it to the Charlottetown Airport (YYG). The web site for this event is VimyFlight.ca
Going across Canada in 7/8 replica WW1 Bi-planes is quite a challenge. It was exciting to see these amazing planes and pilots up close.
Then came the thrill of a formation Fly-By before they headed off to Moncton.
My online ablum of photos from today is located here: VIMY FLight YYG 2017-05.