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Old 09-13-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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Moto Trek'n to New York via the Trans Labrador Hwy

It's a 4+ hour ferry ride from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Good thing I grabbed my laptop after strapping the Beast down



as it gave me some time to start my RR.

This ferry is not like the ones in Washington. There are cabins for rent, game rooms, gift shops, a restaurant and bar, movies, some guy singing country music, an exercise room and even Wi-Fi.

The night before, I had decided to skip riding the 200 miles needed to get to the ferry terminal. Instead, I was going to get a late start and spend the night at Port aux Basques, catching the ferry the next morning. However, about 5AM I woke up and after about 30 minutes realized I wasn't going back to sleep. When I left Rocky Harbor it must have been in the high thirties becasue I had to crank up my electic vest and grips just to stay warm. But, it wasn't raining and the road was paved, so, making the trip in 3 hours to catch the ferry would not be a problem.

Pulling up to the ferry termial at 10:20AM I was told that the ferry was delayed by 2 hours. Oh well, the early ride was great, with little traffic, no moose sightings, no rain and by the time I reached the terminal, my right index finder had finaly thawed.

But, this trip didn't start at the Newfoundland ferry terminal. It started 12 days ago when I left Spokane to head for Albany to visit with my daughter. I thought about making a side trip to Nova Scotia, but then I remembered that the Trans Labrador Hwy was in the area. A quick look at google maps confirmed that it was indeed, on the way. In addition, Phase III from Goose Bay to the Cartwright junction, had been completed this year so I could ride all the way across Labrador without needing the ferry system.

To Albany by way of Labrador City (the start of the Trans Lab) east to Goose Bay, down to Blanc-Sablon, across to Newfoundland, down to Nova Scotia and then to New York - that's the plan

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Old 09-13-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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At it again already, good on you

I think I am still closer, if you like damns I would overnight in Churchill Falls and do the free tour, do some free laundry(buy soap) set in the sauna and take a swim in the indoor pool.

Remember to try and stay on New Foundland for at least 4 weeks, loads to see
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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Yup, I figured I could get one more trip in before the snow start to fly
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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On the road again, yay!
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:29 PM   #5
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Always love TLH assaults....

Pretty cool now and I guess you're getting some of hurricane/tropical/t-storms IGOR coming your way....rains by the gallons?? Ride safe...take your time.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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Pretty cool now and I guess you're getting some of hurricane/tropical/t-storms IGOR coming your way....rains by the gallons?? Ride safe...take your time.
It's a great road and yes, it was cold..... but I can't get ahead of the story
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:08 PM   #8
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On the road again, yay!
Yup, You should have the 800 ready for another trip by now too How about the WBCDR?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #9
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Yup, You should have the 800 ready for another trip by now too How about the WBCDR?
Yeah man, my bike's ready, I'm ready, but my wallet is not ready. I'll settle for living vicariously through you

No pics of the Baldone and the settings he brought you to?
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