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Old 01-13-2011, 03:00 AM   #181
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My phones last year worked fine in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia but did not work in Newfoundland so I ended up buying a calling card at the gas station. I was told by the locals that you need their service provider. I use AT&T and Verizon.

I also had a real problem finding a cash machine that worked with my ATM system.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:08 PM   #182
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Got my map

Got my Labrador/Newfoundland map yesterday, so if you need one use the link on the first page to order.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #183
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Got my Labrador/Newfoundland map yesterday, so if you need one use the link on the first page to order.

where did you get map from? which link? could you repost the link please?

btw this is great thread, guild book to trans-lab.

some local advice, rt6 (sunrise trail) which runs along the north coast of NS next to Northumberland Straits from Amherts to Picto is a great road and you can make the same time as the trans-can which, besides Cape Breton is a super slab
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:10 PM   #184
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sailer,

Thanks for the kind words. I haven't done much in a few weeks but maybe this weekend I can add a few more items since its going to be cold here.


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I would strongly suggest that everyone use the link below and get a map, travel guide, and visitor information package!
Newfoundland/Labrador: http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/...ravelBrochures
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:47 PM   #185
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Hey Guys,

I was able to update the tire wear segment of our ride report to include the Mefo's and TKC's after shots. They are on page 5, post 75 of Squidventure Trans Lab if you were interested in seeing how they compared to the others.

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Old 01-21-2011, 07:04 PM   #186
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Hey blaster, thanks for the thread. You've got me totally jazzed about the TLH. Going to plan a 14 day blast up there during the last part of August this year.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:15 PM   #187
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hey blaster how long did it take for you to get the map from Canada.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:29 PM   #188
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About 4 weeks...
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:57 PM   #189
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I asked for the map

and

four weeks later I received the fishing guide.

Go figure.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #190
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Good...I was wondering about the fishing.....seriously! I plan on taking my rod to drop into a few lakes or rivers just to see what's there for supper...
You don't need no stink'in map man.....there is only one road! Get your ass to Bae Combeau and turn north...done deal!
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:24 PM   #191
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I like maps. They're good to plan with and they keep you from missing things that you otherwise might never find.

I have 3 four piece fly rods. One or two will make the trip. Probably my 7 weight 'cause it'll work for big and little fish. If I have enough room once I'm packing, I'll bring the 4 wt too. A couple of boxes of flys, a spare spool with a sinker or a long sink tip and I'm in business. The only thing better than fresh fish (fresh venison, squirrel, rabbit, etc, etc) is fresh fish/venison/squirrel that you caught/shot. I can have the backstraps in a skillet before you finish skinning it!
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:48 PM   #192
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You just don't want to cook fish or meat where you plan on sleeping....or should I say try to sleep at....lol
I'm not the professional fisherman you sound like are, I just have a small light weight collapsable rod that can catch anything I need, hopefully not too big, but the thought of having something on bigger than I can handle would excite me enough to not worry about losing it, I think.....maybe...?
As for the maps....seriously...after the turn north....there isn't much to plan...I don't think.....only one way to go, stop when you see something of interest to you. There is a huge canyon just south of Churchill Falls that needs a look see, plus a camp site possibility just north of it. I found all this on google earth using sat imaging. I have a map of the road....nowhere near what you can see using Google...IMHO. You could get the topo maps for the area but that would cost a small fortune. I have them on a stick someone sent to me...not sure how to duplicate them yet but will forward them to anyone who is interested in them.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:01 PM   #193
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I'm no pro - I'm just old and I've been doing things for a long time. I started fly fishing because I got sick and tired of the bass guys who need 200 horsepower engines to move a mile up a creek. When I fish from a boat it's usually a kayak.

I generally use maps to plan and I may mark one up and use it for routing. I just started using a GPS so that may change things.

A stick is a miniature hard drive. Put it in a USB port, put a blank (empty) stick in a second USB port, go to my computer and copy and paste the data across.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:11 PM   #194
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Thanks I'll try that...
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:19 AM   #195
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I like maps. They're good to plan with and they keep you from missing things that you otherwise might never find.
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Hey 6USMC6: I am the one that sent the flash memory stick to Williws.
If you want I can send you the topo map of the TLH I made based on screen shots from the Canadian Resource department.

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