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Week 3: Louisbourg or Bust, by RC Shaw
A rickety surf rig on wheels. A guide named Don Quixote. No cellphone. Fuelled by Hungry Man Stew and blind optimism, RC Shaw battles potholed hills and remote waves en route to the Fortress of Louisbourg.
With a road map in one hand and a copy of Don Quixote in the other, Shaw hatches a plan. He builds The Rig, a Frankenstein-inspired bicycle + trailer to haul his camping gear and surf stuff. He circles Louisbourg with a black Sharpie and vows to take the fortress back from its malevolent tourist occupiers. Finally, on a clear June morning, he creaks off in search of adventure for adventure’s sake. No safety net. Just the restless pulse of the Atlantic Ocean as it rips and tears at the coastline of the Eastern Shore. Shaw is forever changed by the gnarly soul of Nova Scotia’s fogbound, fading coastline.