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Old 08-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by lightcycle View Post
The fog was pretty thick in the early evening as we rode the steep and windy road out to Cape Speer, the eastern-most point in Canada. It's just outside St John's, and Neda remarks how understated our tourist attractions are compared to the US. No wall-to-wall T-shirt/hot-dog stand/souvenir stalls here, just the beauty of the eastern Newfoundland coast. We stared out at the Atlantic ocean together and wondered what we'd see and where we'd end up next.

This is where our journey really starts...

Following the yellow brick road to the lighthouse at Cape Speer
Please don't think all US tourist attractions are over commercialized tourist traps. To compare apples to apples sort to speak,,,,, compare The Most Eastern Point in Canada" to The Most Eastern Point in the US" which would be West Quody or Lubec. Yea, there are some signs much like the above stating so but it's nothing like Key West. Same with the most western spot in the contiguous US, Ozette Washington. Yes, we have our tourist traps,,,, that's for sure but there are plenty of places to see almost anywhere you are in the US that isn't plastered wall to wall with people trying to sell you gee-gaws you don't really want.

The wife and I hit up Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec a couple summers ago and it was beautiful. We both thought that the southeastern end {Avalon and the Irish Loop} was as nice a ride as any and it was an afterthought that we almost missed as a way to waste some time getting over to Argentia to catch the ferry. Gros Morne {pretty exciting getting fussed at by a moose believe it or not!} was wonderful as was Terra Nova and L'Anse aux Meadows. Absolutely stunning scenery out there. We spent about a month up there on bikes riding, camping and experiencing life. It was a couple months that we will never forget and hope to relive soon.

Anywho,,,, have an absolutely wonderful and safe trip. I can't wait till the wife and I can do much the same. Green with envy here and for sure,,,, subscribed.
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