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July 5th, 2006
JD Gator Fun

Tuesday we left the outskirts of Quebec city, and traveled all day till we arrived at the border of Quebec and Ontario. There we visited Lloyd Cross Equipment in the town of L’Orignal. We arrived just as it was starting to sprinkle, and after several detours (aka we got slightly lost). Dustin, Denver, and Devin had fun on the John Deere Gater and Honda four-wheeler while Dallas met with Lloyd. Read the rest of this entry »

Harve St. Pierre to Quebec City

July 3rd, 2006

Short Ferry Ride

We couldn’t beat the day for riding – Probably 65-70 degrees most of the day – not much wind, overcast some of the time and the roads were basically very good. We left 9am from Harve St. Pierre and arrived in Quebec City around 9 pm (565 miles). We added up the mileage that we have been along the St Lawrence Gulf Seaway either on Ferry’s or cycles. Read the rest of this entry »

30 Hour Boat Ride

July 2nd, 2006
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We woke up bright and early Saturday and headed for the boat docks. Having been warned not to be late, we arrived half an hour before the ship arrived. When the boat did arrive, we weren’t able to load our motorcycles for another two hours. So we boarded the boat, ate some breakfast aboard, and decided to catch some world cup soccer game while we waited, instead of standing outside in the cold, windy weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Red Bay to Blanc-Sablon

June 30th, 2006
Red Bay

Last night before we went to bed, Denver opened the window a little (it had screen on it) and upon waking up we had over 100 black gnats on the inside of the screen. Thank goodness they all stayed on the screen. The lady had a little vacuum and Devin sucked them all up. As we loaded our moto’s we were attached by these black gnats. (like mosquitoes attack) They were horrible! And had to deal with them every time we stopped. They say they stay away when it’s windy. As much trouble as we’ve been having with the wind, we where beginning to think the wind was preferred over these little biting devils. Read the rest of this entry »

St Barbe, NF to Red Bay, Labrador

June 29th, 2006
Blinker Reflection...

We woke up with the excitement of a sunny day.  We got in line at the ferry at 9:30am to head to Quebec.  We were the last to board and until we had the cycles tied down the ship was starting to move. It was amazing on how many semi’s, campers and cars could go into the ferry.  The ferry had nice places to rest and eat. It was 1-1/2 hours long.  It was a rougher ride then we had and I was glad it wasn’t very long.  Devin enjoyed seeing people walk!  He about fell over a couple times.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cape Onion to St Barbe

June 28th, 2006

Humback Whale!

Today we had the worse motorcycle weather to date on this trip. We had rain, fog, cold, and wind. Did I mention wind? If we would have had a VENTRAC slope indicator, I think it would have registered 5-7 degrees while we where trying to offset the wind going down a straight road! The guys say that hail would have been the only thing that would have been worse. The crazy part was that you weren’t always sure which way the wind was going to take you. Fortunately, we only had to ride about 95 miles in total so it was doable but hopefully we won’t repeat a day like that again. (Need to ask Devin how it felt to fall asleep when we were in this type of weather conditions???) Read the rest of this entry »

Reef Harbor to Cape Onion

June 27th, 2006

Salmon

This morning we slept in a little longer than most of the other mornings. Dustin and Devin had gotten some eggs and bread last evening, so Dad fried them for our breakfast. It was a perfectly clear morning, but we are finding that sometimes the weather changes by the hour. The sky threatened to rain, but then cleared up again as we neared Salmon River. Salmon River was a place where the salmon went upstream through underwater caves, and you could see where they came out on the other side. We hiked 4 miles of boarded walkway, and watched the salmon and a few fly fishers. Back on our bikes, we drove about 80mi and stopped to eat lunch at “The Catch of the Day”. Read the rest of this entry »

Trout River to Reef Harbour

June 26th, 2006

First Moose!

It was a foggy morning, when we hit the road again. We made our way back through the Gros Morne National Park and returned to Woody Point for breakfast. And then it happened. Eight miles after refueling and getting back on the Viking Trail, a moose darted down the embankment in front of Dallas and Devin on the lead motorcycle. Read the rest of this entry »

Newfoundland

June 25th, 2006
Roadside stop

We woke up to a sunny day.   I don’t think any of us were disappointed to leave our Midway motel.  It was cold and damp outside and we turned up the heater in our little room to help dry our wet clothes – so we had a very humid room along with 4 guys in it.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ferry’s and Newfoundland

June 24th, 2006

Waiting for Newfoundland Ferry

We headed to the ferry at 7:30am (slept about 1 block away). There wasn’t much of a line at the toll booth and with motorcycles they left us go to the front of the lined up vehicles. We boarded at 8 am and once we tied them down we went up to level 5 and made our home for the next 7 hours. It was a smooth trip – with overcast most of the way. We weren’t able to see any large fish of the sea but it was neat to see the light house as we left Northern Sydney, NS and arriving at Port Aux Basques, NF. The boat had entertainment (NF music) , movies, food and wireless internet. We were well taken care of with some good places to take naps. It was surprising to see Devin and Dustin both sleeping. Read the rest of this entry »