Exploring Canadian Backroads Coast to Coast 2007 travel blog

"The Cat" high speed ferry from Yarmouth to Bar Harbour

This is the roostertail the ferry puts out - it realy rips.

Since we did not have far to travel from Barrington Passage to the Ferry dock in Yarmouth we slept in a little then had a late breakfast before hitting the road. This also gave the sun a little time to warm things up since it was pretty cool and foggy when we woke up.

The ride to Yarmouth was relaxing as we followed the coast line on small backroads.

Yarmouth was a major trading and supply center during the 1700's and went on to become a premier ship building center during the era of the tall ships.Subsequently it has an abundance wonderfull old buildings and houses. We spent some time exploring Yarmouth before checking in at the ferry terminal.

There were a couple of other couples on Harleys; one from Virginia and one from Florida. They ahd both trailered their bikes to Massachusttes, then rode them through Maine and Nova Scotia. Trailering bikes then taking a short ride seems to be fairly common.

The ferry to Bar Harbour, Main is known as "The Cat", a high speed cattamartan that is realy impressive. It holds 250 vehicles, 750 passengers and travels across the water at 55 MPH. The hugh engines through out a roostr tail behind it that can reach twenty feet in height.

The crossing was very smooth and we cleared customs at Bar Harbour with no hassels.

The motel we booked was only about 2 miles from the ferry. We settled in, then went down the road to a great resturant on the water for a final lobster supper before leaving the coast in the morning.

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