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Old 21-10-2016, 12:29 PM   #1
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Since the topic has been split into various threads, here are the links to all the parts, in their chronological order.

Checking on Uncle Sam....travel notes, beer and aspen-gold


Peaks + Perks....New England (US) picture book


A Touch Of Quebec (Canada)


Lobster-Tales (Maine, US)


A World Of Its Own...Colorado + The Rockies



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...it's now into weird 'n wacky Quebec, where nobody wants to speak a word of English within 3 steps of the US border, even fence-posts bear a "saint-" prefix and there's water in unbelievable shapes and quantities.

A quick look at the map shows a bit of a long hike to make it from the last stop at North Conway (New Hampshire) all the way up to the St. Lawrence River at Riviere-du-Loup, one of 3 possible jump-off points for a ferry crossing to the northern bank of the St. Lawrence.

https://goo.gl/maps/jUyJWZrXSj12

It wasn't planned that way. But dipping into the "lowlands" just north of the US border turned into ma bit of an anticlimactic and uninspiring affair, the landscape drab, grey and stretching to the horizon.



First up, shooting north up the narrow neck of New Hampshire towards the border.
Past the Mt. Washington Road again...






It'll be a long and sweaty 8miles for that punter at the rear of that group





The US postie-"bike"....and just as cute! (The Grumman LLV)





Little Diamond Pond....Coleman State Park, maybe 20k's from the Canuck border.





Its bigger "sibling", Diamond Pond, just down that gravel road, springs one totally unexpected surprise. Some tiny, cute-as-punch, holiday homes along the lake-shore, garages and sheds tunneled into the hillside...







...and a model-railway built into the front yard, using the natural features of roots, rocks and slopes for the scenery. No fences, no signs...just like that.
BLOODY AWESOME!!!....and this out here, in the middle of no-where!!






There's even a local glacier!!














The detail is simply stumping!!








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Old 22-10-2016, 06:58 AM   #2
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First up, shooting north up the narrow neck of New Hampshire towards the border.
Past the Mt. Washington Road again...


My trusty 1986 Rand McNally road atlas is helping trace your route. That must be some road to sign that warning - from memory Mt Washington is the windiest point in North America, or is it the coldest, or both ....
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Old 22-10-2016, 07:46 AM   #3
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..... from memory Mt Washington is the windiest point in North America ....
Is that windiest as in lots of strong wind, or as in bends and curves in the roads?

Bit like the Windy Mile out our way, aye Nev?
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Is that windiest as in lots of strong wind, or as in bends and curves in the roads?
As in velocity of air. National Geographic magazine Dec'82 says it topped 231 miles per hour in 1934. It's at the juncture of 3 seperate storm tracks apparently.
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Old 22-10-2016, 12:39 PM   #5
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Is that windiest as in lots of strong wind, or as in bends and curves in the roads?

Bit like the Windy Mile out our way, aye Nev?

About halfway down the page
http://www.austouring.com/forum/show...?t=6007&page=7

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