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Awesome Bridges

Following up my awesome drives post, there are awesome bridges that add up to spectacular drives.

The most incredible drive I’ve made on a bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. On a sunny day, the view is glorious. Second is the Bixby Bridge on Highway 1 in California. It’s short but it spans a craggy chasm on the edge of the ocean and on a windy and rainy day, it will steal your breath. Thankfully, it doesn’t swing.

Closer to home, the Confederation Bridge to P.E.I. has to be the most challenging bridge to drive and is nothing short of an engineering wonder. I haven’t driven that span yet but I have my sights set on it in 2016.

What are your favourite bridges?

Image from Shutterstock

Image from Shutterstock, Bixby Bridge

 

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Thinglink image, Golden Gate Bridge

Selfie on the bridge

Selfie on the bridge

Even in cloudy weather, the Golden gate Bridge is beautiful

Even in cloudy weather, the Golden Gate Bridge is beautiful

confederationbridge.com

confederationbridge.com

Awesome Drives

Every new year starts with lists and I’m going to add another list to the growing list of lists.

Yesterday, we were at the car show where we spent five-hours getting in and out of the latest and greatest automobiles. That exercise got me thinking of all the gorgeous, long drives I’ve taken so far. I don’t mean run-of-the mill sunny Sunday drives. I mean those once-in-a-lifetime, jaw-dropping, absolutely heart-stopping drives. Here then, is my list of the best drives so far: The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the Hana Highway in Maui, Hawaii and Highway 1 in California. The California pics are mine but the others are from the respective tourist boards because digital pictures didn’t exist back then!

What are your awesome drives?

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Cape Breton Highway

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hana Highway

Hana Highway, Maui

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Highway 1 in California

Highway 1 in California