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Old 06-13-2010, 12:04 PM   #31
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Hey/Hi/Hello both of you!
I am back from Asheville yesterday with curiousity whereabout you are. I caught up reading and am following up with yours with ENVY as usual. Way to GO! I see your different wheels on ur rig. 3/18 of semi-truck.
ENJOY!!!!
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #32
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:23 PM   #33
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On the way to the "ROCK"

Arrived cold at the terminal for our sail on the M/V Caribou to Newfoundland-"The Rock"



Submitting papers..tickets..and OH, they forgot to add the sidecar to the bill of lading...so another $72 for my contraption..



Lotsa $$$$....2 people; bike; sidecar one way to Port aux Basques..7hrs

Leave Argentia, NFLD to North Sidney, Nov Scotia..14 hr; with cabin for 2

Well worth it...



Met a couple from Texas on their Honda GW and .....
They have done most corners but have yet to do Alaska and Labrador. Going only on the last paved Lab road to Red Bay and return..







Taking some rays...pretty cold here...While waiting to bord..




A very large complement of Trucks, cars, Campers, etc but only 2 motorcycles...



Ready to get swallowed..







Upper Deck...







These Lady crews were so enmored with our rig that they asked if they could sit in it and be pictured...lovely Gals. WOuld have given them a ride if allowed on deck...



Aboard Ship this is where all transactions, matters ship are done..



Model of our ship..



Sistership...





For those that seek comfortable rest during the 7 hour passage can rent these dormotory style beds..



Captains Bridge..



Underway...



Leaving North Sidney, NS..



Ships lunch Chow...





Watching the World Cup via Satellite....GERMANY/Australia 4:0...woooo

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:38 PM   #34
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At SEA....Europe is that away >>>>



After 7 hours...Newfoundland, the Rock beckons..







We're offically on the ROCK















We were to call it a day in Corner Brook..but the day started to fall and it was getting cold, so we diverted to Stepensville a former US Airforce base in WW2.



Here's our evening meal before retiring..

It's to points North tomorrow; stay tuned..


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Old 06-13-2010, 07:41 PM   #35
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Hey/Hi/Hello both of you!
I am back from Asheville yesterday with curiousity whereabout you are. I caught up reading and am following up with yours with ENVY as usual. Way to GO! I see your different wheels on ur rig. 3/18 of semi-truck.
ENJOY!!!!
Yo Bobbie...how's Asheville. Buy any property or a House yet. You got some nerve driving a cage into the beautiful mountains of Asheville .
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #36
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Sweet potato fries & mussels.

And something else.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:45 PM   #37
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Man, you guys are headed into the vast wilderness from the looks of it. I have a map paired with your blog so I can see where you are easily and it looks like you have some long uncivilized areas to truck through....
Should be fun though, and looking forward to following your trek. Nice country though and well worth the trip.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:11 PM   #38
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Koifarm---

Would you be able to post a "map" of their travels? I'm looking at a rand/mcnally map and it is a piece of you know what! But don't bother if it is a chore...

I can try to google and see if I can find a map with a bird's eye view rather than a close up...

Sharon...great pics there as always and Elmer, keep your hands on the bars and watch out for road critters...

Enjoying the "ride" with you. Thanks.

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Old 06-14-2010, 04:40 PM   #39
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We're in St. Anthony...ICEBERG Alley..

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Koifarm---

Would you be able to post a "map" of their travels? I'm looking at a rand/mcnally map and it is a piece of you know what! But don't bother if it is a chore...

I can try to google and see if I can find a map with a bird's eye view rather than a close up...

Sharon...great pics there as always and Elmer, keep your hands on the bars and watch out for road critters...

Enjoying the "ride" with you. Thanks.

Tom
Yo Tom...

We're here after dodging rains, black storms, winds of gale force, thirst..hunger and Moose scares...not to mention it's friggin' cold here..Too tired to post tonight but will tomorrow. Staying here for 2 days. Stay tuned............

Here's my travel map from the Maine border to St. Anthony, NFLD..

Cheers...

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Old 06-14-2010, 04:42 PM   #40
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Sweet potato fries & mussels.

And something else.
That something else was Cod Portugese style.....
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:29 PM   #41
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Koifarm---

Would you be able to post a "map" of their travels? I'm looking at a rand/mcnally map and it is a piece of you know what! But don't bother if it is a chore...

I can try to google and see if I can find a map with a bird's eye view rather than a close up...

Sharon...great pics there as always and Elmer, keep your hands on the bars and watch out for road critters...

Enjoying the "ride" with you. Thanks.

Tom
Tom,
Here's what I'm using....
You might try Google Earth....
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.asp...ada&FORM=MIRE1
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:34 PM   #42
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Scallops

Elmer,Sharon,
I contacted the scallop folks at Digby and am ordering up 5 lbs of scallops which they say can be shipped to flatistan....mmmmmmmmmmmmboy!!!
Told them y'all had stopped there and they nicely doubled the price....
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:16 PM   #43
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Elmer/Koifarm,

Those maps really helped!! Provided me with sense of direction and a better connection to the narratives of the ride report.

Koi---now I am toying with idea of ordering scallops!!! Was it easy to order? I think I am going to get some. Let me know how yours turn out.

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Old 06-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #44
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St. Anthony....ICEBERGS...L'Anse aux Medows..

Hi you all down south of us...being warm, hot, drinking ice teas, putting steaks on the Barbie, etc. while we have very inclement weather here with temps in the high 30's, winds a howlin', yet we strive to see places.

We wanted to touch an ICEBERG but the weather Gods unleashed such relentless fury outside the cove that all boat tours were cancelled for ours and their safety .

However, we prevailed ....BUT first the usual of how we got there and our daily walkabouts.

Here's our daily fixer-upper...ain't no Starbucks but up here when its COLD
who cares..



Long way up to St. Anthony..left yesterday moring from Stephensville, NL


ski resort for those who wanna have fun in winter when there is nothing else to do... snowmobile and ice fishing is another way to pass time during the cold cold winter months..


threatening clouds loom over ahead


winds picking up


we're riding along the viking trail


how true..


only 413 km....sigh..


egad....the darkening clouds up ahead


riding along Gros Morne..truly a beautiful place but no time to stop (maybe on the way down)





view from the sidecar


winds blowing from the Strait of Belle Isle keep trees & brushes bare..








this is what keeps the poles from being blown over..


firewood available for the locals and they pay $$ to the gov't for the taking..


plenty of them everywhere...


our first moose sighting....2 females and one ran away at the sight of our motorized creation...this lady was curious and didn't move a muscle


what a ride....what a day!!


this was converted to a dinner theatre...at Iceberg Alley



no icebergs in sight (was told a big one hung around for a few weeks and just broke up and moved away yesterday....just our luck)


Portugese Codfish Cakes...they were excellent!!


Pan fried cod...good too!! both are local delicacy!


while we mulled over the fact there were no icebergs to be seen...a tour guide came up to us and told us to go to Goose Cove where she sighted few icebergs earlier today. We paid for our dinner and headed out...luck came to us and we saw.....





ICEBERG..... (Sharon left her zoom SLR camera behind....so this was the best shot with my pee wee Panasonic 10x Lumix camera)








beautiful village of Goose Cove











notice the sleds....not wheels








Woke up to rain today and the tour boat to view Icebergs up close was cancelled due to weather....we rode up to view a Viking village at L'Anse aux Meadows (30 km away which is a long ride in the downpour).


Imagine 1,000 years ago setting foot upon the New World. The Vikings crossed the Atlantic Ocean to discover Newfoundland and Labrador but didn't stay long...probably a generation. Their habitation at a place is known today as L'Anse aux Meadows and this place is regarded widely as the first European settlement in North America.

from these peat bogs the houses were built..


roofs are genuine earth...walls are peat bogs. they were called sod house..





we were amazed when we stepped inside from 6C degree weather to about 20C indoors. this is how well insulated those viking homes were (the walls were about 12" thick)








the master bedroom..















charcoal making hut..





see 3 icebergs...


more bergie bits...do you see 2 of them?? look closer!!


then the rain gods opened the sky....and our cameras didn't like getting wet we hightailed outta there...after enduring all the rain & wind storm, we sat down and enjoyed a local delicacy...cod tongues!!


and a typical plate of salmon & "home fries"..



our faithful steed...


In spite of the predicted 50 - 70 km/h winds & rain...we will try to head south.

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Old 06-15-2010, 03:58 PM   #45
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Elmer/Koifarm,

Those maps really helped!! Provided me with sense of direction and a better connection to the narratives of the ride report.

Koi---now I am toying with idea of ordering scallops!!! Was it easy to order? I think I am going to get some. Let me know how yours turn out.

Tom
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