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Day 4: Corner Brook to North Sydney

This morning we met the Stephanie and Kevin Boland at the Corner Brook A&W for breakfast, and we were also interviewed by local radio about the ride. Hopefully the story gets syndicated across the rock! Regardless, the exposure that we received while in Newfoundland was great! As we were getting ready to leave A&W, one of the patrons asked where I was heading. I told him across Canada, and he responded with, “I know that, I read it in the paper!” Then as we drove down the streets of Corner Brook, a guy in a work truck pulled up to us at a red light and said, “You the buy’s that are riding for MS?”


Stopped for a super windy photo at Table Mountain

Of course it was raining this morning, so we geared up and made our way from Corner Brook down to Channel-Port aux Basques. We must have had a tail wind with us as we rode because I didn’t notice the wind until we stopped to take a picture in front of Table Mountain. Wow was it ever windy!

We also passed the 1000km point of our journey today!

We got to Port aux Basques pretty early, so we stopped off at Tim’s for a quick lunch before boarding the ferry. We ended up having to strap the bikes down on the ferry, which we couldn’t really figure out, but the couple from Halifax and Moncton behind us showed us what we needed to do. Thanks!

Leaving Newfoundland from Port aux Basques for North Sydney

We said goodbye to Newfoundland, and this is possibly the last picture I took with my current camera setup. I dropped the camera on the concrete this morning at the hotel, and now the focus is pretty much shot. The only way I can focus on something is at the minimum focal length, so tomorrow morning I’m going to have to replace the lens. This is an unexpected cost, but thankfully it’s not the camera body itself that is broken.

The ferry was pretty long and tiring, but I managed to catch a few zzz’s. Didn’t see anything interesting out on the water, which wasn’t a bad thing because had we seen some whales or icebergs I would have been chapped that I couldn’t take any pictures of them.

We’re now in North Sydney, having an early night so that tomorrow we can:

  1. Wash the bikes. Dad has been losing it over how dirty they are.
  2. Get a new lens for my camera.
  3. Get a replacement gas cap for dad’s bike as he lost it on day 1.
  4. Ride the snot out of the Cabot Trail!

Here are the points of interest from Today’s ride:

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Day 3: Gander to Corner Brook

We finally saw some sunshine today! We woke up pretty early since the weather forecast for Gander looked like garbage, windy and rainy, so we took off after a quick stop at Tim Hortons for some breakfast sandwiches. The forecast said that we might see some rain, but I’m happy to report that today was our first rain free day of the ride!

Wolf Cove

My Dyna at Wolf Cove

After posting this picture of my bike at Wolf Cove, I had a facebook comment asking if I’d lost my dad already. The answer is no, not yet haha. Anyway, Wolf Cove was a good find as the scenery was beautiful, and we lucked out finding it as we caught a few guys on an Ultra and Night Train ride off the highway down the gravel road into the cove. We followed, and found this cool little place. Too bad we didn’t have any supplies…

Wolf Cove

Dad enjoying the scenery at Wolf Cove

After leaving Wolf Cove, we found the most expensive gas we’ve seen so far on the trip, a shocking 144.1 per liter… sheesh!

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Corner Brook

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Corner Brook

Upon landing in Corner Brook, we found that today was the start of the East Meets West Summer Expo! We enjoyed ribs, beans, and buns for $6, as well as some delicious Black Horse and Blue Star’s. We also saw the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary trotting by.

Screeching In

Got “Screeched In”! We’re Honorary Newfoundlanders now!

And what trip to Newfoundland would be complete without being “screeched in” and made an Honorary Newfoundlander? Huge thanks to the Boland family for taking us out to their neck of the woods for a traditional swearing screeching in! And thanks for the help reciting “‘deed I is me ol’ cock, and long may your big jib draw!” I’m sure we would have had to finish that bottle without your help!

Monst & Screech

Monst also got screeched in!

And in case you were wondering when Monst was going to make his next appearance… Yeah, he also got screeched in! Poor little fella passed out immediately after that shot though!

Coast near Corner Brook

Coast near Corner Brook

Thank’s so much to the Boland family for taking us for the screeching and for a little tour of your town. See you tomorrow at breakfast!

Boland Family

With the Bolands in front of some Dorys

And here are the points of interest from today’s ride:

Any spelling errors? That’s just too bad… this is post screeching in… 😉

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