Cap wrote:I rode to New Foundland in 2007. Made it as far as Nova Scotia in 2009. But booked ferry tickets in advance for 2010 and made it back to the Rock . Rode my DL1000 in 2007, my DL650 in 2009. Drove a MB diesel with my boys in 2010. Lots of memories.
That's some nice rides Cap. You probably came right by my place on your way through. Way back in the early 70's, I'd just got back in country and had some money in my pocket. Myself and a buddy went and bought two brand new 4cyl honda's and cruised them up through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and to PEI. He got a 750 CB, and I got a gold wing. First year they made them. Was a 1000cc and none of the bagage, just a luggage rack. Camped along the way. I'll never forget that trip!
I crossed the border at St Stephen, drove Rt 9 across ME out of Bangor. I made it to PEI on the '09 trip. I visited both Saint John, NB & St John's, NL. I saw an iceberg the size of a large building (large hospital size) from the west coast of New Foundland in July on the '10 trip. Folks of New Foundland are very friendly and they talk funny too.
Lot's of moose. Saw humpbacks up close in Saint Anthony along with Leif Erikison's settlement. The whales, it was like they knew we were there watching them play. They put on a show from 75' away from dock on the ocean. Gros Morne and Cape Breton are some of the most fascinating places on the east coast of N America. No creature comforts on New Foundland but lots of natural beauty and poor fishing settlements too. Nothing but small wooden homes & huts and a single gas station/store.