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Old 06-22-2010, 10:55 AM   #106
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Got there and a horde of visitors wanted to be photographed with the Signal Station and us
Actually that's a horde of locals. It was a company photo-shoot and I'm in there somewhere. Saw you pull in while we were there and noticed the Beemer right away. Nice ride.

We're all talking about it on our local adventure site, RideTheRock http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5642

Hope you're having a great trip, I'm gonna catch up on your ride report now!
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:57 AM   #107
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Oh and can't wait to find out if and how you got the bike over to St. Pierre, I was just talking about making that trip a few weeks ago with the guys.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:20 PM   #108
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I know 5 people in that pic :)
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:09 PM   #109
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Great RR and culinary report so far, don't know if this makes me want to ride or eat. Good to see you experienced George St.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:59 PM   #110
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Actually that's a horde of locals. It was a company photo-shoot and I'm in there somewhere. Saw you pull in while we were there and noticed the Beemer right away. Nice ride.

We're all talking about it on our local adventure site, RideTheRock http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5642

Hope you're having a great trip, I'm gonna catch up on your ride report now!
Oh, it's you D.Noel and Kilanos...the "Ride the Rock" guys from who I got informtin in 2008; riding the TLH..and now Newfoundland. Oh, thanks guys...sorry I never posted anything on your blog..was just a lurker...BUT many thanks..you rock

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Old 06-23-2010, 02:56 PM   #111
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Last but not least....

THE RAPE OF A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Sharon and I are products of deaf schools and a visit to the then well known St. John's School for the deaf would not have been a Newfoundland completion. This school was one of the largest and modern school for North eastern Canada's deaf children, which to this day has sadly ceased to exist; victim of bureaucracy: cost savings(mainstreaming); declining enrollment; parental determination; and just plain political balooza. The last 5 kids left today for destinations unknown to be integrated with their hearing peers...

The school had just about everything that would bring others to shame regarding technology for the hearing impaired: flashing alarm systems for fire; flashing switches in all classrooms to gain attention from the student; computer labs; chemistry labs; dormitories for those who might come from afar..TV..computers..study halls...gyms..weight rooms...vocational sections, etc, etc...All this will be passed to the new incoming hearies!









There was an event going on with several hearing schools...so the kids here are not the actual residents of this school. The deaf students have already left the premises, a few hours before we arrived, for good.













We're off to Argentia to catch the Ferry at 2000 hrs. Leaving a bleak weather forecast for St. John's and another cold chiller outside St. John's awaits us once more giving us indication: This is NEWFOUNDLAND....
althoug BEAUTIFUL.





Once past the valleys and mountains temperatures started to increase a bit. This cyclist rode all the way to the Ferry..in the cold..and headwind..without a wimper.



Ferry Terminal area...



Before boarding the Ferry we decided to have dinner one last time in Newfoundland.



At the...







Fried Cod a la Placentia




The Fishermans Wharf..


Now we again had some "Screech"...and here in order to become a certified Newfoundland Screecher one has to pass a test that I am so familiar with; "The Sour Toecocktail" in Dawson City, AK but of a much lesser torture..







I am officially Screeched-in...wooo..weeeee



More to come.....

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:34 PM   #112
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Continued....

Roadway to the Argentia/North Sidney Ferry..





M/V Joseph and Clara Smallwood...



Two motorcycle travelers from British Columbia(he had his bike and rig shipped to St. John's and intends to ride back to BC); another from Ontario.
Not many motorcyclist take this ferry: $$$$...14hour sail





While Lane#1 was about to proceed...four elder Ladies could not get their car to start....Beemer biker to the rescue..



Into the Cavern of the.....







ETD 2000hrs...ETA 1100hrs(next day)





View from deck....Good Bye Newfoundland...











Nighttime entertainment .....note more Screech??


Bugs & Debbie Greene sang.....



When sun-rays crown thy pine-clad hills,
And summer spreads her hand,
When silvern voices tune thy rills,
We love thee, smiling land,
We love thee, we love thee,
We love thee, smiling land.

When spreads thy cloak of shimm'ring white,
At winter's stern command,
Thro' shortened day and star-lit night,
We love thee, frozen land,
We love thee, we love thee,
We love thee, frozen land.

When blinding storm gusts fret thy shore,
And wild waves lash thy strand,
Thro' sprindrift swirl and tempest roar,
We love thee, wind-swept land,
We love thee, we love thee
We love thee, wind-swept land.

As loved our fathers, so we love,
Where once they stood we stand,
Their prayer we raise to heaven above,
God guard thee, Newfoundland,
God guard thee, God guard thee,
God guard thee, Newfoundland



Met this cool untertaker guy on his Yamaha/trailer...who wanted to know the incredible seafood chowder place in Halifax, NS that we recommended to him ...




Our Cabin





nothing like a good cat nap....

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Old 06-23-2010, 05:04 PM   #113
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Nova Scotia...

We have now been in Nova Scotia for 7 hours...and are reporting from there. Did the eastern Cabot Trail to the top countercloclwise and are now resting in Pleasant Bay at the Midtrail Resort...a must stop and eat...$70-80..



On the way to take the small short cut via Ferry in Englishtown..



Met 2 Inmates (forgot their Inmate names) from Philadelphia who read about our journal here. Was cool meeting them and talked while waiting for the ferry crossing...small world that one of men's wife is a sign language interpreter so he knew signs and we chatted away....






really awsome meeting them in the middle of Cabot Trail!!



In search for lunch...

met up with the Inmates again....good company follows!!











stay tuned....
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:48 PM   #114
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Fair Ferry....

Holy Bejeesus that ferry is gigantic!.....you could have parked your rig in the room from the looks of it!!
What fun to meet fellow travelers on the road.....and especially some that sign....
As an aside, did yawl know we have the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind right here in town? Rumor has it Stevie Wonder was a student here at one time...the campus is huge and quite active, it was sad to see such a wonderful campus like the one you visited closing...but I guess keeping up with the times....
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:12 PM   #115
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Our cabin for the night...



A view from our window











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Old 06-24-2010, 11:32 AM   #116
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Still roaming around Nova Scotia...

Left this morning for roads south....Cabot Trail then mainly route #19(Calith Trail). Weather turned a bit sour but not too bad in the area of temperatures....windy as hell though





Still along the Cabot Trail

















A must stop at Cheticam, an Acadian French town's Bakery....



More to come.....hang in there....
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:37 PM   #117
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[quote=Abenteuerfahrer]THE RAPE OF A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Sharon and I are products of deaf schools and a visit to the then well known St. John's School for the deaf ...quote]

I did my undergrad at the George Washington University in DC. The first time I met deaf students from Gallaudet University while clubbbing I figured they had no sense of rhythm and couldn't dance...but they just cranked up the bass until they could FEEL the beat and had a great time on the dance floor! It was a real eye-opener for us hearies.

I never learned ASL but always felt it was an elegantly expressive language.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:00 PM   #118
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Nove Scotia cont.....

The French Town of Cheticamp...









Post Office overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence....whoooo


On the shores along the Cabot trail we came upon a Scarecrow park. Some one put it up for entertainment....




Spotted an impostor...



Very heavy winds were blasting offshore from here on...



Fighting the Winds

We were really blasted from drafts coming down the mountains and driving the rig was a bit taskfull...ah, remembered that I could counter the effect a bit when the winds come from the left quarter. You see I have an electric tilt actuator for crowns in the road...so used it against the wind. Worked like a charm by just flipping the switch on the fly.....

See the tilt is more to the right....sidecar is lower



Now it is equalized to the crown of the road or wind pressure from the left



Or you can even go further to the left against gale force winds





I always wanted to visit North America's ONLY Single Malt Whiskey Distillery in Mabou. Missed it in 2008 as I was making haste to Labrador.

Coordinates: N46 09.163-W061 19.425




www.glenoradistillery.com





Saw Cabins on the Hill...






Wanna call it a day and get splashed??

The proprietress had cabins available on the hill BUT motorcycles aren't recommended or even allowed to go up that gravel hill...
"We'll Madam mines a BMW with sidecar that grunts 100 ponies...." She gave me the look..."but it's dangerous!?? "But Ma'm we have scaled Denali last summer.." "Denali ??, where is that". "Ok, you might try it first sans your wife and come back to tell me whether you made it"...

Off I went sans Sharon and grunted my old steed up a very steep 4x4 gravel sloped road..a bit of spinning here and there but this Ultimate Driving Machine-Unforgettable boxer puppie flew past the cabin....

Got back in 5 minutes and the Lady hid behind the desk when I entered seeing me back. Got the key #12 and off we went to our Cabin complete with TV; Wi-Fi; Fireplace; kitchen....even an inside Jacuzzi...wooo..getting my arse pampered tonight.





Pictures do no justice here...it's STEEP



Had to remove some rocks from the side..





Finally got there..






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Old 06-24-2010, 05:23 PM   #119
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WOW! I could hang there for a few.....loved the scarecrow park.....
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:57 PM   #120
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a glass of of a local 6%'er and a shot of Glenoras 10 years finest while Sharon goes on a distillery tour


Sharon reporting here.....the water comes from this fresh stream (distillery are allowed to siphon limited amount of water per day)..


and it goes into this "holding pond" that was out in front as we rode in...



barley goes in this vat...



and the water is in these 2 vats...(couldn't understand the tour guide so you'll have to suffer along with me...and try to 2nd guess what he might have said)..



and then here & there...



a closer look...


ok, enuff guess work.....I'm off to meet my hacker man for dinner...



missed lunch so we were a hungry bunch...smoked salmon (using whiskey barrel wood to smoke the salmon....mmm good) + glass of house red wine for me and seafood chowder for my man



warning!!....vegetarian lovers, skip this picture!! last warning!!!
Cape Breton lobster....



don't we look well fed?!! or had enuff to drink??!!



Irish coffee & B-52 (coffee with 4 different rum)....oh la la



and an apple crisp with vanilla ice cream to wrap up the evening...




playing in the field on our way back the cabin....good night til tomorrow


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