Tuesday, 15 July 2014

East Coast Part 1.

East Coast Part 1.
A five day road trip in 2 easy parts. 
A little reminder of whats growing on my leg.

Day 1.
 4 am.
 Accidental trip towards Quebec City. Saving that for later.
 Who names these places?
Promises, promises.

 First Park of the trip. Dieppe, NB. 

Day 2

Out to Summerside, PEI.

Summerside, PEI. 2nd Park. 215 for the life list.
 Song Sparrow
River of Herons.

Confederation Bridge
 Back to the mainland and into NS.
 Amherst, NS.

 Truro, NS. Fell on the bad side on my first wall.
 Fall River, NS.
 The Commons Skatepark. Halifax, NS.
The info sheet at my hotel.
 Big and Little bowl at The Commons.
 Street Art. 1 of Trillions.
East Coast Dinner.
And how's the leg doing? Hmmm...bad!
Time for a soak in the hot tub.

Day 3

Some morning shots of The Commons.

Spryfeild, NS. Nice park that's a combonation of 2 Vaughan parks with 8th Street's bowl.

Down the Coast to more parks.
 Brand new park in Hubbards, NS.
 Chester, NS. Park 222. 9th park this trip.
 Waiting for the ferry.
 LaHave Bakery. Wonder what's in there?

More Costal stuff.
I grabbed lunch at the LaHave Bakery and saw this. Well...This is the real reason I came to LaHave.
 Homegrown Skateboards and their studio and shop on the 3rd floor of the building.
 They do everything on site from East Coast wood.
And they have a bowl!
 I bought some sweet decks and shirts and gave Jesse, the owner, some splatter art.

If you are ever in Nova Scotia you should check them out. In the meantime, check them out @ http://www.hgskate.ca/
WOW, just wow!

Back to Halifax for another soak in the hot tub.

East Coast Part 2.

East Coast Part 2.
Day 4
Again, I'm up early cause of giant bruise so I add a park to my itinerary.
But not before a walk around to find breakfast. Didn't find a Tim's but saw this cemetery next to the hospital.
 Shearwater, NS SkatePark is next to the Military Grounds. 11th park this trip.
 Next I hit the little Windsor, NS Park. 12th park on the trip. 225 lifetime.

 Windsor, NS hosts a giant pumpkin boat race.
Took off and hit some other parks on the way to the ferry in Digby, NS.
 New Minas, NS
 Annapolis Royal, NS.

Little Nature Walk right by the Annapolis Royal Park.

 Pied-billed Grebe
 Cedar Waxwing

 The Ferry to Saint John, NB.


 Harbor Seals
 Great Black-backed Gull.
 Saint John, NB
 Came across this little park leaving the ferry. Market Place Park.
 Destination. Station 1 Plaza, Saint John, NB. Park 229.
 Fantastic Pano shot of bailing scooter kid.
 The view from my campsite at Rockwood Park
 Beautiful Saint John.

Day 5
Only day with rain so I hit the road early.
 Beardsley Rd.
 Sniffed out this in Grand Falls, NB. Park 230. 17th of the trip.

Last Park. Quebec City Plaza. Quebec. 18th park of the trip. Park 231.
Great bowl.

 Great Features.

 50-50 the middle ledge to drop.
 Finally back home.
And this is what my leg looks like now.
4012km plus 2 ferries. 18 parks. A semi-useless leg. What a trip