The Trans-Lab is Overdone. We want to Ride the Rock.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Canuman, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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  2. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Looking forward to it! God bless your cotton socks'!
  3. Dirt Roads

    Dirt Roads Been here awhile

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    I'm looking forward to visiting a few of those "lounges"!:freaky
  4. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    We'll have our own entertainment nights. A good campfire, perhaps a couple of adult beverages. You won't end up with a black eye, a tattoo, and something the wife would rather not know about. I don't know if you've ever done a good ol' Canadian Pub Crawl. I had my hand in a bit of kayak smuggling some years ago while I was raft guiding. A lady from Sherbrooke, PQ asked me to bring a boat across the border for her. Not only was the boat half the price in the US, she avoided about 20% Provincial and Federal tax.

    To show her gratitude, she took me out on the town in Sherbrooke. This was when the Canadian dollar was worth about 65 cents US. I don't know if i did the math correctly, but things were inexpensive up north. I awoke to a very dry mouth, a splitting headache, and an enormous bar bill. It's not cheap to drink north of 45.

  5. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    I just picked up a perfectly good Iphone G3S from an inmate for $100 in perfect shape with a new battery. I'm sure it will be a valuable addition to my modern lifestyle. I'm looking to get a Canadian SIM card for it. So far as I can see, Bell is the strongest provider for The Rock?
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    That's a GFQ. Verizon says I need to pay about $60 to get a month of Canada added to my plan. No pics, no data, just text and voice. I wonder if Verizon is on the Rock. If not, will my $60 Verizon investment allow me to roam for no extra charge?

    Are there wifi hot spots near civilization?

    Will I have to climb the pole like Oliver Wendell Douglas?


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  7. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Ms. Barb, aka Barbsironbutt gets "Canada as Home" for five or ten bucks a month. She works within sight of the border, so half the towers that she can hit are Canadian. She uses AT&T. No data, but voice and text. From what I hear, Rogers, Bell and Telus are it for The Rock. Rogers is unlikely to work outside of St. Johns, some say.

  8. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    We had very good service with Bell on the Rock. From what I've heard, Rogers offers poor coverage.


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  9. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    This will be my first trip to Newfoundland, but in my experience in the rest of Canada, there's generally WiFi available at either the local town hall or library. In Nova Scotia, they have signs posted to this effect. I've had pretty good luck sniping WiFi outside public libraries in Ontario.
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day! A Provincial Holiday in Newfoundland!

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  11. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Póg mo thóin, tá mé Gaeilge.
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    C-Stain Long timer

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    Forget Rogers altogether. It certainly won't work in NL. Telus and Bell are your best bets. Although, I wouldn't piss in the gums of a bell rep if their teeth were on fire.
  13. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    One of the great lies: "I'm from the telephone company, and I'm here to help."

    However, I did find a Bell Canada SIM card on Ebay for $5.50 shipped, so I guess I'm going that direction with a no-contract plan while I'm up there.

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    C-Stain Long timer

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    Good luck. You were warned.
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    I'll have to learn the Póg mo thóin Polka for around the campfire fun in NFLD!:lol3
  16. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/En1r2GLEhSU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    On the Fourth of July, 1806
    We set sail from the sweet Cove of Cork
    We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
    For the Grand City Hall in New York
    'Twas a wonderful craft
    She was rigged fore and aft
    And oh, how the wild wind drove her
    She stood several blasts
    She had twenty seven masts
    And they called her The Irish Rover

    We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags
    We had two million barrels of stones
    We had three million sides of old blind horses hides'
    We had four million barrels of bones
    We had five million hogs
    six million dogs
    Seven million barrels of porter
    We had eight million bales of old nanny goat tails
    In the hold of the Irish Rover

    There was awld Mickey Coote
    Who played hard on his flute
    And the ladies lined up for a set
    He would tootle with skill
    For each sparkling quadrille
    Though the dancers were fluther'd and bet
    With his smart witty talk
    He was cock of the walk
    As he rolled the dames under and over
    They all knew at a glance
    When he took up his stance
    That he sailed in The Irish Rover

    There was Barney McGee
    From the banks of the Lee
    There was Hogan from County Tyrone
    There was Johnny McGurk
    Who was scared stiff of work
    And a man from Westmeath called Malone
    There was Slugger O'Toole
    Who was drunk as a rule
    And Fighting Bill Tracy from Dover
    And your man, Mick McCann
    From the banks of the Bann
    Was the skipper of the Irish Rover

    For a sailor its' always a bother in life
    It's so lonesome by night and by day
    That he longs for the shore
    and a pretty young whore
    Who will melt all his troubles away
    Oh, the noise and the rout
    Swillin' poiteen and stout
    For him soon the torment's over
    Of the love of a maid he is never afraid
    An old salt from the Irish Rover

    We had sailed seven years
    When the measles broke out
    And the ship lost its way in the fog
    And that whale of a crew
    Was reduced down to two
    Just myself and the Captain's old dog
    Then the ship struck a rock
    Oh Lord! what a shock
    The bulkhead was turned right over
    Turned nine times around
    And the poor old dog was drowned
    I'm the last of The Irish Rover


  17. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    This may be a bit of a wade for some, but it has pics of sites around the "French Shore," the eastern segment of the Great Northern Peninsula. The site isn't the easiest to navigate around, but the knowledge you'll gain about the people is amazing.

    http://niche-canada.org/member-projects/petit-nord/pnhome.html

    I've modded the route to take in as much of these outports as possible.
  18. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    That is fantastic Tim! I can't wait to delve deeper into early NFLD history!
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    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    This may be helpful to you.
    Mzcountryboy and Goodoleguzzi took the logging roads from Croque to Conche and i know they live by the GPS and had tracks.
  20. Dirt Roads

    Dirt Roads Been here awhile

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    Very cool. Amazing the amount of activity so long ago.