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« on: May 12, 2009, 08:50:18 AM »

A few photos from my recent tour around the eastern side of the big Island of Newfoundland...




An iceberg on Trinity Bay, near Hearts Content...


The waterfall at Torbay...


An iceberg at Cape Bonavista...


The Colony of Avalon area. One of the oldest known European settlment sites in North America...




Sea ice at Logy Bay...


The Cape Bonavista lighthouse...















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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 09:05:56 AM »

Thanks for the pics - don't see many ride reports featuring icebergs.  Nice FZ1 too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 09:22:18 AM »

Nice report. We don't see that many from the Newfoundland area.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 09:44:27 AM »

Thanks, guys.

Here's a handful more shots from a recent dayride in the same area of the island, with a couple of my buddies...

























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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 09:59:17 AM »

That's awesome.

Newfoundland is on my bucket list of rides.  When you say "recent", when exactly did you take the trip and what kind of temps were you experiencing?
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 10:32:43 AM »

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Newfoundland is on my bucket list of rides.  When you say "recent", when exactly did you take the trip and what kind of temps were you experiencing?


Those were all shot during my travels around the island during the past month. The 2008 FZ1 is new to me, so I've really been racking up the miles and enjoying it. Temperatures have ranged from around the freezing point, to the high 50s F.

The ice and icebergs are not indicative of the weather or temperature, as it all floats past here, after it has broken free of the Greenland Ice shelf, many hundreds of miles north of the island. If the wind is from the east, it blows in and gets trapped along our shores. If the wind swings around from the west, it can all disappear within a day.

I took these two photos 22 hours apart. Hard to believe, isn't it?...



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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 10:55:04 AM »

Love the FZ1 and iceberg pic!   Thumbsup  That is a very unique picture.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 11:04:47 AM »

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Love the FZ1 and iceberg pic! That is a very unique picture.




Just for you, here's the same berg with my buddy Dave's VFR in the foreground...


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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 11:09:57 AM »

 A buddy and I have a trip planned up there in June/July, and this is the perfect primer, thanks for the pics! As time gets closer, I'll probably be sending some ??'s your way.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 11:19:20 AM »

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A buddy and I have a trip planned up there in June/July, and this is the perfect primer, thanks for the pics! As time gets closer, I'll probably be sending some ??'s your way.


Sterling...

Our local adventure riding web forum is probably one of the best online resources out there, for riders planning trips to Newfoundland & Labrador. Be sure to check out the site here, before you make your plans...

http://www.ridetherock.com


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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 11:35:15 AM »

Sweet! On my way over there to check it out now.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2009, 11:49:33 AM »

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Sweet! On my way over there to check it out now.




Oh and...

Here's some specific route information that most sport touring riders get plenty of joy from...

http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6205&postcount=1

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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2009, 11:50:26 AM »

very cool...

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2009, 09:21:58 PM »

Awesome report!  I wanna go there!!!  Bigok
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 07:11:21 AM »

And for the sake of the avid peg-scrapers, I should mention that we have some seriously 'Dr. Seuss' twisty roads up here, too...Bigsmile...



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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2009, 08:45:12 AM »

Always nice to see pictures from the Maritimes  Smile

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2009, 09:46:14 AM »

Awesome pics, awesome bikes, but all that snow/ice still makes me cold  Lol !  lol
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2009, 10:10:43 AM »

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...but all that snow/ice still makes me cold.


It just looks cold.

It was 80 degrees F in the middle of July, when I shot these photos of this iceberg at a little fishing village called 'Dunfield'. Some of the really big bergs get trapped in our bays and coves all summer long.

As you can see, this one was a whopper...







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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 07:42:17 AM »

Those photos are great! That is one part of the world that attracts me. Someday,maybe in August, though. Bigsmile
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 08:58:23 AM »

I thought my ride last weekend was cold. EEK!  ICEBERG RIGHT AHEAD!
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