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Here are some pictures from a trip my wife Sandy and I took to Newfoundland and Labrador. (This is also and experiment in uploading pictures directly to Stromtrooper.)

If you are a Facebook friend these are the same photos.


Through Quebec and onto he Confederation Bridge to PEI. My wife Sandy on her Triumph Tiger XRX Low

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On the ferry seeing another ferry.

I wave at all ferrys!

Later down near Corner Brook following "Captain Cooks' trail" to the end at Lark Harbour.

(Have to figure out how to keep photos upright. Rotating and editing doesn't seem to work.)

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"Myrtle's on the Bay." Great place to stop for a bite! End of Captain Cook's Trail in Lark Harbour. Great food, great Hospitality! Me on the back patio (People LOVE my sexy boots and shorts!!! :) ) Great view out back!

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Signal Hill at St. John's where Marconi received the first Trans-Atlantic radio signal, my wife Sandy plus Fort Amherst, across the mouth of the Harbour

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St. John's, Newfoundland is a wonderful City! Pictures can't do it any justice but here are a few shots I liked:
 

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We went on a boat trip to see Puffins. Interesting birds! I didn't get any good shots of them but did get some other birds plus the shoreline is crazy!

Also view from the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company.

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BTW common theme in Newfoundland/Labrador. We didn't see any though.

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After St. John;'s we headed up to Twillingate. Didn't take much for pictures there but here is the lighthouse:
 

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After that we worked our way up to Gros Morne and took a scenic cruise there,. The scenery is beautiful and we also were fortunate enough to see a number of Bald Eagles. Unfortunately I didn't have my SLR and 300 mm lens so the eagle shots aren't the greatest. I think it's the first time I have seen Eagles in the wild.
 

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A lighthouse on the scenic cruise then heading north to the ferry to Labrador:
 

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Into Labrador then a stop at Bloody Bay:
 

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Unfortunately after that there was a bit of an incident and hour north of Port Hope Simpson in Labrador. We left Sandy's bike in a Garage in Labrador and she flew home with a cast on her left Foot. I carried most of her stuff as well as mine on the back of my DL 1000. I weighed it later and the bags totaled 105 lbs and the topcase was 32 lbs. :) (She's okay and I am her slave at home as she is not very mobile with crutches on.)

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Anyone who knows me likely knows I love train stuff; in particular Steam Engines. I did have some time before getting on the ferry to Nova Scotia and stopped to see the "Newfie Bullet" In Corner Brook.

It was 2,000 km/1,200 miles to home after getting off the Ferry. I took a couple of days to get home from the Ferry.

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Nice! thanks Tom. I do enjoy Eastern Canada, I have spent much time on the South Shore, Nova Scotia. Sorry about Sandy.
I have seen a few Moose. One on a hike in Cape Breton. Once I went back to view a roadkill Moose in Newfie. They are big and get your attention.
 

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Looks like an awesome trip! Sorry about Sandy... hope you aren't a slave too long LOL
 

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Great pics Tom! Curious how many days you took to do the trip? I'd love to do a similar one next year! Did you do the TLH on the way home?

I may have to try and talk you into another lunch in Bancroft so I can ask you 1000 questions about your trip haha.

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Outstanding!! I leave for NFLD September 7. Was going to ride the TransLab, but since I am going solo, and I have zero dirt and very limited gravel experience, it wouldn’t be wise for me.


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Outstanding!! I leave for NFLD September 7. Was going to ride the TransLab, but since I am going solo, and I have zero dirt and very limited gravel experience, it wouldn’t be wise for me.
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I know of at least one friend that did it solo before there was much for pavement. I don't think I would want to do that.

One thing that can be hard for us that live in built up areas to get our heads around is that you have no communication. You can borrow a satellite phone but when we tried that they were all lent out. We only had cell in the area near Blanc-Sablon (where the ferry docks.) The small communities had dial up phone but not cell. When at hotels the wi-fi was sketchy (you would have internet for a bit then it would stop a while and restart. It was the same pretty much everywhere.) We only made it about 300 km/200 miles before her incident (I have to check the GPS) so it may have been different elsewhere but I doubt it.

The good thing is there is enough traffic that when something happens (assuming you stay on the road!) there is enough traffic that someone is bound to help you. And they very much WILL help you... people there are the most incredible, friendly helpful people I have ever met! A by-passer took my wife and her gear 2 hours to a clinic (which was mostly on their way but still...) and some workers put her bike in the back of their pickup and took it to a garage in Port Hope Simpson. Everyone was so incredibly helpful!

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