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Old 02-22-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Some of The Rock's Roads Less-Traveled

Newfoundland, Summer 2013

This was a mosey with some adventure.

Ramea Harbor


The plan: Port Aux Basques to Baie Verte by T'Railway and back.

T'Railway Near The Gaff Topsails


The reality: Some T'Railway from PAB to near Port Au Port Peninsula...480 to Burgeo...a night on Ramea...back on 480 to the split toward Red Indian Lake...logging roads to Buchans...T'Railway from Millertown Junction thru The Gaff Topsails... Rugged shortcut to Squires Park located on the Humber River...a diversion to Western Brook Pond for the boat tour...paved roads South to Port Au Port Peninsula...and the highlight: out to the end of Long Point.

Long Point



Brief details: I rode my KTM 990 from North of Chicago up thru Ontario thru Quebec and into New Brunswick.

My Dear Departed 990


Met fellow ADVer Jimmie A in Moncton.
Jim and I rode thru NB and Nova Scotia to ferry at North Sydney. Jim rode his Honda Varadero.

Varadero Attacks The T'Railway


Here are the pics:

North of Port Aux Basques




Heidis Picking Up The Ballast








Ramea Harbor


Ramea Woodshed
















Handcrafted Boats Freshly-Painted


Sheds At Sunset


Whalebone Trail Marker


Lighthouse Thread Alert/Ramea Lighthouse








Wild Roses




NOT the Trans-Lab


Near the Misty Gaffs






Flowers In The T'Railway Ballast


The Gaffs


And another Gaff






Tasty Water


Heading To Buchans




Isn't That Nice


Red Ochre




Humber River/Squires Park


Western Brook Pond




Port Au Port Lobster Boat


Lobster Boat Turntable












Long Point Looking Toward Long Range Mountains


Mmm Cod






Made It On Worn 'Scorp Rear Tire!






End Of The Peninsula/No Road


Long Point/Port Au Port Fishing Station




Rode This Beach


Remote Spot


Outport


Looking East To The Long Range Mountains


What A Backyard View


Interesting Old Airhead From BC/Ferry Terminal/PAB


See You Next Trip
This Road Report Approved By "Diana" R.I.P.


Ted

BONUS CONTENT
A Yank's Observations: the 990 ate about 1 quart of synthetic in the 4000 or so miles I rode...Timmy's coffee slushies are addictive...Ontario has some of the dumbest (liquor...accepting US credit cards) rules...the Shad top box didn't come off!...provincial campgrounds are the bomb...tough to find drinkable beer...easy to find Cod in restaurants in Nfld(must be flying the fish in given the moratorium)...it rains every time I ride Nova Scotia...the gas is better in Canada, my mileage increased by 15 mpg...mmm fishcakes for breakfast...Caribou are cool and run funny...New Brunswickians(?) love their muscle cars...Newfoundland seems like a big ghost town with all the outmigration...shoulda bought that Warn moto-winch to pull somebody's bike out of the ditch on the T'Railway....moose burger was pretty tasty...didn't see any nude beaches...

Worst thing: getting stung repeatedly inside my helmet by a yellow jacket while on an on-ramp to 401 in Toronto.
Best thing: everything else.
Most amazing thing I've ever done on a bike: ride to the tip of Long Point on the Port Au Port Peninsula. Please no fracking there.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:20 PM   #2
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Some great pics. Love the west coast!
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Clipper

Someday I WILL get over to your side!
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:44 PM   #4
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Great pics!

I really need to get back to Da Rock again!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the great photos, looks like you had a great summer trip!
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