|02-22-2014, 01:12 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Wilmette, Illinois
Some of The Rock's Roads Less-Traveled
Newfoundland, Summer 2013
This was a mosey with some adventure.
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.
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
Handcrafted Boats Freshly-Painted
Sheds At Sunset
Whalebone Trail Marker
Lighthouse Thread Alert/Ramea Lighthouse
NOT the Trans-Lab
Near the Misty Gaffs
Flowers In The T'Railway Ballast
And another Gaff
Heading To Buchans
Isn't That Nice
Humber River/Squires Park
Western Brook Pond
Port Au Port Lobster Boat
Lobster Boat Turntable
Long Point Looking Toward Long Range Mountains
Made It On Worn 'Scorp Rear Tire!
End Of The Peninsula/No Road
Long Point/Port Au Port Fishing Station
Rode This Beach
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.
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.
|02-22-2014, 04:44 PM||#4|
Joined: Nov 2001
Location: Vancouver Island, Bitchin' Columbia, Canada
I really need to get back to Da Rock again!
Stay Calm, Be Brave, Wait for the Sign.
|02-22-2014, 06:06 PM||#5|
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Pacific NW
Thanks for the great photos, looks like you had a great summer trip!
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done and self restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt
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