The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Peter640

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    Possibly?? I hope so!
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    Oh and you get less time for murder!
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    A slow start after a bottle of champers and a some did sea food supper to celebrate our 30 years last night in Sept-lles last night!

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    30 years ago this woman mad good choices!!
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    Tonight she made another one!
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    Cool little museum in Sept-lles
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    Hit the museum this morning and then the lovely 138 Baleines Way to Havre Ste Pierre where we sleep tonight before we hit the supply boat to take us to Labrador’s tomorrow! Very excited bar the 0445 boarding time!

    Any way we’re checked in now and all is quiet in the camp!

    Nice road today. Some road works but nothing too. As. Progressively less traffic and very low presence of speed cops! No wildlife but looked pretty moosey in places!

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    Love a road that hugs the coast ...
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    For us tonight ...

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    And we found an appropriately named restaurant in an appropriately named town!

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    Great old machinery and typical Aussie responsibility taking!

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    The harbour at night ...
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    I see a good moon a rising!
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    Channeling Robyn Williams in Good Morning Vietnam....

    “What time is is .... oh my God it’s early!

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    See you in Labrador!
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    A quick stop at Natashquan and like penguins we hop off the boat, walk to town, get bitten by a mozzie and turn round and come back!

    The locals must laugh at the antics!

    Pretty country though!

    Leaving Havre St P this am...

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    Arriving at Natashquan...
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    Hope they don’t t leave without us! Grey old day!
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    Good 4g cover here so a couple of loading pics ...Swinging the bike aboard ...

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    Container to her self...
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    I hope they don’t drop it now!

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    Approaching Blanc Sablon and the next phase after a great trip up the Lower North Shore ... expensive boat but good experience.

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    Amazingly the boat squeezes thru the rocks on its way to Harrington Harbour ....
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    Wifi still a little sketchy so I just throw some more pics up!

    Tete de la Balien...

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    First responder skidoo!
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    Big skies up here ...
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    A picture can’t really capture the coastline ...
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    The section of the 138 that looks great but Is disconnected....
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    The metropolis of pointe rouge!!
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    I love a good woodpile
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    Another great day and BOTD to finish.

    Wandered around the old boats and harbour ...

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    Ah BOTD O’Clock!
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    Berthed at Blanc-Sablon to an ocean full of whales ... amazing! Sorry crappy pic but the best the iPhone could manage! Nearly time for me to stop murdering the French language with my 45 year old schoolboy Franglaise!

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    Then discovered that I’d left a device plugged into the bike which caused a few delays and a flat battery! Rookie mistake had me worried for a few mins as the big girl gave me a number Of weird dash board messages about failed bulbs and lights! Nothing a booster (bike defibrillator!) couldn’t sort!

    Nurse Julie tends the patient! I didn’t want to get my hands dirty!!

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    Driving N on the 510 we found a sign pointing down a cool little road to a very nice lighthouse ...

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    The lighthouse was amazing ...

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    Wildflowers and sunshine ....

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    Spot the bike! The view from the top of the lighthouse ...
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    Amazingly, a 500w bulb can be seen 33 kms away ....
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    No comments about “while your down there” ...

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    Red Bay for lunch ... the 510 is quite a. Ice road .... @Wild Ginger thought it was quite nice!

    Great history and a nice walk on Saddle Island to shake of the cod fish lunch!

    We sail for the rock in the morning ... if we can get on the boat! I forgot to book!

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    Another day another boat and a few icebergs thrown in as well!

    No reservation so a line up for a number ...

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    Then into the Apollo ....

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    Iceberg, dead ahead!
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    @damurph brace for impact! In bound Australians!
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    Just sent inmate @davesride and his lovely wife to the Argentia ferry after a whirlwind tour of St John's and surrounds. He left you a couple of Quidi Vidi 1892 beers. You know the drill. Warm welcomes are here to be had.
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    Excellent just pm’d you!

    Speak soon cold and bright up here today!
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    Uhh A few shots of our day ... we caught the ferry over and headed for base camp (Snorri’s lodging).

    Bloody cold but the day ended up nice and sunny! The L’Anse aux Meadows centre is very good. Booked for whale and iceberg tour tomorrow .....,

    Leaving the ferry...
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    L’ Anse aux Meadows ...
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    Viking gal...

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    Another big day today .... started off chasing icebergs which was fun but cold!

    It was a bit windy and choppy so we did t get out to the big one ....

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    Then exploring the area round Ship Cove and Onion Point ... which was beautiful and cold!

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    A few more from hooning around the ends of roads up the peninsular ... trying not to fall off the cliffs!

    Did I mention it was cold! freezing

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    We run south tomorrow for Gros Morne NP ...
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    Ah the wildflowers of Newfoundland are amazing .... these were all on one 2 km coastal walk at L’Anse Aux Meadows.

    I love the carnivorous by pitcher plants! Such a boy thing!

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