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Old 07-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #31
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:18 PM   #32
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Avalon

I was stopping at visitors centers and txting home for weather a lot, I had a map with places I wanted to see, and ended up chasing the weather over to Avalon so I made my way over St. Johns. Wasn’t raining till I crossed a very scenic set of hills just to the west of town. Grabbed a hotel room and got ready for an early start the next day.



I headed around the Irish Loop after visiting Cape Spear. Is definitely a full day trip, and in fact I could have used a lot more than a day if the fog wasn’t as thick in sections. I chose to ride counter clockwise from St. Johns, and get away from the onshore wind causing all that fog and rain. This worked well but I still had fog when rounding the bottom of the peninsula.





Down near Trepassy,








Ferryland Lighthouse. This was a nice stop, the fog was beginning to burn off, so after a coffee, I grabbed the camera and tripod.





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Old 07-08-2011, 05:31 AM   #33
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Fantastic Photos

Did you catch a ferry in Maine and if so what does that run? Are reservations needed?

Thank you in advance and did I mention those are great pics?
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:46 AM   #34
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Did you catch a ferry in Maine and if so what does that run? Are reservations needed?

Thank you in advance and did I mention those are great pics?
The ferry is no longer running out of Maine. You can take the ferry however out of St John, NB to Digby, NS. When I made my reservation a few weeks ago for July 17th it cost $41.00 for passenger and $51.00 for motorcycle.

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:01 AM   #35
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Good stuff.

Some really great shots in that mix, Donny.

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:06 PM   #36
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Thanks for the great photography. My wife and I toured Newfoundland in our pickup in the early 90's. My knees still hurt from climbing Gross Morne and still have the scares from the black fly's at John Cheeseman camp ground! It's Alsaka for those of us on the east coast. I need to go back.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:15 PM   #37
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Thanks for the great pics and RR. Looks like you had an amazing trip, thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #38
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Thanks all,

Right, I didn’t take a ferry from Maine, I took one from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and back. There are actually 2 routes from these 2 provinces so I took 1 ferry to the west part of NFLD, and the longer ferry back from the east side..

Teambarr, There’s a cool thread here about all the associated travel info for a ride up here, you should find all you need to know there.

Riding the big ferry was exciting to me since I haven’t ridden one before, I’ve taken a lot of small ones but these are like cruise liners.



Loading up on the red-eye in North Sydney, NS 1am departure, I meet a couple riding their tandem bicycle across eastern Canada,




Arriving in Port aux Basques, NFLD and sunshine!



The captain turned this thing around in this tny harbor, very cool to watch.



Going back to NS from Argentia, this couple rode from Australia. Long ride for sure.



Strapped down the bike, got some dinner, chatted with some people, found a nice recliner in the theater and slept all night. Woke up in NS. Red-eyes are great.

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:29 PM   #39
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Great report, love the photos, sure can tell you are using a Nikon. The flesh tones and colour depth are pure Nikon.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #40
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Cape Saint Mary’s

Thanks a lot BMWORBUST, I don't think I'll ever outgrow the capability of this camera, it's just fantastic.

So on my triplist I had a lot of places, but the 3 that were at the top were Tablelands, Western Brook and Cape Saint Mary’s. Today wasn’t looking good though so I didn’t have high expectations. At least it’s close to Argentia where I’m catching the ferry back later this afternoon.



I got there, through very thick fog, and ask a worker if it’s worth hiking out, he said ‘yes you should, everyone’s leaving because they think it’s fogged in’. I had time and nothing else to do, so I did. I am glad I did! Wonderful views, amazing wildlife. Surreal.

Bird rock, on the Rock;









The sun even came out and I had to take off my jacket, got warm. Colors really popped then,



Just when I thought I'd been floored with the scenery of NFLD, the place I had the least expectation for on this day, had the most incredible experience.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:35 AM   #41
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That is an EXCELLENT shot

I missed Cape saint Mary's when I was there! One more reason to go back.

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Old 07-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #42
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Thanks again MotoJ, yes that photo one of my top favs of the trip
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #43
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Nova Scotia - Cabot Trail

I ended up on the Cabot a couple of days. I saw rain, sun, fog, cold and warm. Also I almost bit the dust when a semi crossed the line in a curve. Kept coming over into my lane until I pretty much believed that was it for me. Wasn't but what close call. Anyway here's the Trail on a good day;



Meat Cove...


Video going up, down and stopping at the top of Mount Smokey,


On not such a nice day,


Video of the rain, then the ceiling started to lower,


Old Scottish dwelling,


Drying out,
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:02 PM   #44
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Nova Scotia

More from NS:

Cabot Trail stop. Was raining but I was under a tree, and used my rain cover for the camera,


Camping at St. Peters Park in the Bras d'Ore Lake area,








Up to Sydney, NS. Took a ride in town to see the sights,


Thought I would take a nice tourist photo, you can see the rear tire, getting low on air. I didn't see it at the time.


NAILS! 3 of them, time to get the repair kit out


I only have 1 thing to say about that,
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:33 PM   #45
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Im from the Rock (ST Johns) and have travelled all over the island by car as well as motorcyle and been to Gros Morne several times.

Your pictures are stunning!!! Incredibly beautiful.......you done a fabulous job capturing the ruggedness and grandeur of this Rock out in the North Atlantic!

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