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Old 09-15-2010, 08:53 AM   #18
markbvt OP
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Georgia, Vermont (that's one town, not two states)
Oddometer: 2,765
Day 9: Sunday, 5 September 2010

By the time we awoke the next morning, Earl had moved on and the sun was shining. It was hellaciously windy though.

We had breakfast at By the Sea Cafe, then headed out for the slog down Highway 1 to Port-aux-Basques. There's a lot of fantastic riding in Newfoundland, but for the most part, Highway 1 isn't it -- especially in high winds. I got my worst-ever gas mileage on the V-Strom.

There is some occasional nice scenery though.

Nearing Port-aux-Basques, we caught up with a familiar ADVified Ninja 650 -- David (jdrocks)! We all stopped for gas, then continued on to J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park just outside Port-aux-Basques to set up camp, since we all had reservations on the following morning's ferry.

David took the campsite next to ours.

We cooked dinner, made a campfire, burned a particularly horrible shirt of Roman's, and enjoyed our last evening in Newfoundland. I enjoyed the Rock immensely, and will definitely be back.

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Track for the day:
'11 Triumph Tiger 800 XC / '03 Honda XR650L / '01 Triumph Bonneville cafe

My ride reports: Missile silos, Labrador, twisties, and more

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