Author Topic: July 12 to July 15, 2018 - Yarmouth Maritime Meet  (Read 1246 times)


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July 12 to July 15, 2018 - Yarmouth Maritime Meet
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:10:46 AM »
At 8:30 am, 12 Corvettes set out from Dieppe bound for Wolfville en route to Yarmouth and the Maritime Meet.  We followed the Trans Canada Highway as far as Truro where we exited onto Route 236 and followed it to the Glooscap Trail, a picturesque road that winds along the coast of the Bay of Fundy - lots of twists and turns, great for our Corvettes.  We stopped for lunch at a renowned restaurant on the Trail named the Flying Apron where they pride themselves on featuring fresh, local ingredients, right out of the garden.  Following lunch, we drove a short distance to the Avondale Sky Winery where we browsed the gift shop and tasted some of their wines.  We continued on secondary roads to the town of Windsor and then followed Hwy 101 to Wolfville.  Before checking into our motel, we drove through Port Williams and Canning to a scenic lookoff to admire the beautiful scenery around the Minas Basin and to get a group picture.  From there, the group headed to the Old Orchard Inn to check in, get settled and clean up their cars before going to dinner in the motel restaurant.

On Friday morning we hit the road at 8:30 am and travelled on secondary roads towards our destination, crossing the Annapolis Valley to travel on a coastal road to Annapolis Royal where we parked the cars on the town wharf and had lunch in an old town building converted into a tavern.  The fish cakes were very popular and very good.  After lunch, we completed our journey to Yarmouth, checked into the Road Grand Hotel and, of course, cleaned our cars!  After dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, most of our group watched the parade of cars and trucks, approximately 360 of them, as they slowly drove down Main Street past the hotel to kick off the Seafest festival.  After the parade, a group gathered at Rudder’s Pub for finger foods and a guessing game based on our personalized licence plates which was won by the team led by GMCC President Roger Bourgeois.

On Saturday morning we all drove down Main Street to the designated Corvette parking area for the Maritime Meet show and shine and the 60 cars on hand drew a lot of attention throughout the day from the large crowd in attendance at Seafest.  As can be seen in the pictures, Main Street was packed with spectators enjoying all the cars and trucks on a perfect day.  When the awards were presented, we had 5 winners from GMCC:

Dana & Doris Willis - C5 Convertible
Roger & Angie Bourgeois - C6 Widebody
Roger Cormier - C7 Coupe
Bob Steeves - C7 Convertible
Don MacAulay - C7 Widebody

After the show, we drove our cars back to the hotel and wandered down to the docks for our harbour cruise and to watch the fireworks.  While cruising the harbour, beverages of all kinds were available and we were served a delicious seafood chowder.  We returned to the wharf to watch the fireworks display and, since they were being launched from boats circling the harbour, we had ringside seats and they were SPECTACULAR!!  The sights and sounds surrounded us and it was hard to know where to look from minute to minute, truly a memorable show.

Sunday was our travel home day, bringing great memories with us.

Thanks to Dave Gates for organizing and leading our trip from Moncton to Yarmouth and to Ivan & Amanda Hines for putting together and hosting a first class event.  Members, if you do not have a room booked for next year, do it soon because they are filling fast and this is an event you do not want to miss.
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Re: July 12 to July 15, 2018 - Yarmouth Maritime Meet
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 12:38:59 AM »
More pictures.


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Re: July 12 to July 15, 2018 - Yarmouth Maritime Meet
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 12:42:47 AM »
And more...