KKORO is On the road to Newfoundland

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by KKORO, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Took off from East Jordan, MI at 11:00. Stayed just East of Sudbury on the first day. Saw 1 bear, but they're a dime a dozen where I live.

    My real goal on this trip is to take more pictures. I'm really bad at it. I hate to quit riding just to take a picture.

    Anyway, here`s me at home at the start


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  2. black 8

    black 8 Long timer

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    Following along since I'll be doing the Cabot Trail in 2019... safe travels KKORO...
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  3. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Still not taking enough pictures, but here's what I've got.

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  4. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    20180608_195439.jpg 20180607_173748.jpg Still not taking enough pictures, but here's what I've got. Belleville is a few miles south of the Canadian border in Maine.

    Other pics are the ferry ride across Lake Champlain. By the way, KKORO's real name is John Bailey.

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  5. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Bay of Fundy near Dipper Harbour. The trees on the left are the high tide Mark-- 30 ft tides. 20180609_122043.jpg

    Vern and Donna are tent space folks living in a 490 square foot cabin while building a considerably larger stone house. They are off grid using solar. Super folks. 20180609_091939.jpg
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  6. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Thanks for taking us along! This is part of my 2020 trip (writing that makes me suddenly feel old, appropriate as I am, but important reminder to "just do it!), so I am following along with great interest.

    Safe travels :beer
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  7. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    This town is along 366 that goes East along the water from the Confederation Bridge (that crosses over to Prince Edward Island) and goes to New Glasgow. Not long before I get to Cape Bretton.

    This has got to be a long way to wash your pup!
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  8. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Yuck! It's sleeting in Corner Brook this morning with 20 mph winds. I was planning to go to Ramea Island today to do some sea kayaking. I decided traveling up the coast to the Viking village would be more prudent. However, when I talked to the lady at my bed and breakfast, she said they're predicting 1" of snow with 40 kph winds and a high of only 35.

    I'm gonna' stay in Corner Brook for another day and see what weather is for tomorrow.

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  9. MikefromNL

    MikefromNL Lost among the yuppies

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    If you can manage with the weather, you shoud head "down the bay" and check out Lark Harbour, Bottle Cove, and Little Port. Its a fun road and some of the best scenery in NL. The rattler, copper mine trail, and bow me down trail are all nice hikes. Theres an incredible swimming hole on the rattler trail on the left. Lol

    Enjoy the rock! You have me missing home today (but not the weather lol).
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  10. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    I'm riding 430 up to Lance aux Meadows tomorrow. I'd like to see some quaint fishing villages and take some pictures of small fishing boats. Suggestions anyone?

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    MikefromNL Lost among the yuppies

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    You will have no shortage of fishing towns and punts to look at! Stop at the SS Ethie wreckage and the Arches. Eestern Beach is fantastic. A wonderful side trip is to take the road to trout river through Lomond and the table lands. It's like being on Mars. Its the only place in the world where the earths mantle is exposed on the surface. Its one of the better roads on the island for riding to. Watch out for moose! Seriously. I once saw 43 moose on the drive from Deer Lake to Rocky Harbour. Wiltondale is the srea they zre most densely located. The towns of woody point and glenburnie on the way are very nice. Then you must stop in Norris Point, Rocky Harbour, and Cow Head. All fishing communities. As you go further up the Viking trail you will pass loads of very small towns. The side trip to Englee is very beautiful. Thats where my roots are. I have a 91 year old uncle there who won't go anwhere his boat wont take him. St. Lunaire-Gricket is lovely, and you should stop into Skipper Hots just before Lanse Aux Meadows.
    Keep an eye out for Polar Bears near the top of the GNP. There have been some sightings this week!
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  12. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Thanks Mike, you've given me a lot to do. I'm staying at Norris Point on my way back, so I'll be checking all those places.

    So, they call the work boats "punts." Good to know.

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    KKORO Been here awhile

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    I'm getting grief from my wife about lack of pics. So, bike on the ferry, Channel Port-aux-Basque from the visitor center, Dave from Montreal and Dave from Halifax and a typical landscape.

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  14. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    And one last one, Table Mts. with snow.

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    KKORO Been here awhile

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    One interesting thought. Newfoundland is on a 1/2 hour time zone. It's -2.5 hours GMT. In Michigan we're -5 hours GMT. I'm thinking I've ridden my bike half way to London. More likely I'm just thinking too much.

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  16. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    So, you think you had a cold Spring. It was a cold ride today to Lance aux Meadows. 20180614_201343.jpg 20180614_133831.jpg 20180614_104950.jpg
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  17. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    You can see in the first pic the amount of topsoil the Vikings had to work with. Other pics are of the Viking village established 1,000 years ago. And of course, a Scandinavian Faering.

    Lots of icebergs too.

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  18. black 8

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    What temps are you running into KKORO? That looks cold for even mid-June...
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  19. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    The last few days while I've been north of Trout River, it's stayed in the 40's. One day 45 was the high. Very windy also. Once you get to Corner Brook and south, temperature has been in the 50's. Right now I'm on the Cabot Trail on Cape Bretton and it's cold this morning but I'm told it will approach 60.

    Locals say this is the coldest Spring they've had in a long time. I read an article that said the TransLab has had 6 ft of snow this June -- a new record.

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    Wow, l just looked at the monthly forecast and late August seems to be milder in the 60s for L'Anse aux Meadows...

    thanks for the intel...
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