Swift Current, Southport & Sunnyside

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DRZ400SK4, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    The weather was so ideal for riding in Eastern Newfoundland today, that I couldn't resist putting in for some vacation time and taking off for the afternoon on my FZ1. The winds were light and the temperatures were in that nice goldielocks zone, hovering around the 20 degree Celsius mark for most of the day.

    I decided to poke around on the twisty coastal roads just north of the Avalon Peninsula. There are no loops I could take in the area, so I had to double back on all the side routes I took. Which wasn't so bad, since most of these areas are so beautiful, and have such fun twisty roads, that riding them all twice was nothing but a pleasure.

    Total distance door to door for the afternoon was 501 kms.

    Here's some photos...


    A homemade lighthouse at Sunnyside...
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    Caplin Cove...
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    A punt at Little Heart's Ease...
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    Looking eastward over Southwest Arm...
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    An iceberg at Gooseberry Cove...
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    A dory at low tide at Swift Current...
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    A sport-tourer's favorite type of road-sign...
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    The postcard-like community of Southport, at the very end of Route 204...
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    Doctor Seuss roads at Little Heart's Ease...
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    A map of my route...
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  2. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Thanks for the tour. Hope to get back on the Rock again someday soon.
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  3. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    I always enjoy your reports. You live in a beautiful part of the world.
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