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Old 02-22-2014, 01:12 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


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) 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, 03:20 PM   #2
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Some great pics. Love the west coast!
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Clipper

Someday I WILL get over to your side!
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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Great pics!

I really need to get back to Da Rock again!
"Experience alone is not the great teacher; Experience has to be multiplied by intelligence to yield sustained progress." Phil Schilling
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the great photos, looks like you had a great summer trip!
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:03 AM   #6
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Good eye, good stuff. Feel free to post more.
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