A ride south

June 29 and 30, 2014, I left Goose Bay and did an over-nighter to the south coast of Labrador.

Left Goose Bay Sunday afternoon is scorching heat. Was 33C in G-Bay, and easily 35 once away from the water. I had to stop a couple of time to soak my head in a brook and get my t-shirt wet to stay cool.

Leaving town I saw a young moose chowing down in a swamp.

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Kenamu River.

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Trying to stay cool

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Endless miles of dirt road

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Coming in to Port Hope Simpson

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Alexis River

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Beautiful day to be on the water

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When my bike was made in 1993, if someone had said it would hold $35 gas you’d have thought they were cracked in the head.

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Lodge Bay

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Coming into Red Bay.

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545kms exactly from my house to the pavement.

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The temp must have dropped 20C coming into Red Bay. The wind coming off the water was COLD, there was still a ton of snow in the hills, and ice bergs just off shore.

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The bike parked in front of the motel. I was going to camp, but it was late, and chilly, and a hot shower was just what I needed.

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This morning I got up and headed further south. Saw lots more icebergs, did some nice trails, took lots of nice pics. And then when I was playing with the camera at lunch I managed to accidentally erase all the photos on the camera. I did manage to restore some of them, but everything that was taken after the vid that I tried to erase was corrupted and irretrievable. The rest of the pics were taken with my phone.

Going south I ran into rain, so I turned around and headed for home. Took a detour to St Lewis, and again, getting close to the water the temps dropped by at least 20 degrees. And then it started raining sideways. But I did manage to get a pic of an iceberg.

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Port Hope again.

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Stopped for a coffee to try and warm up after the rain had stopped.

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Riding into the sunset

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1300kms when I got home around 8:30 tonight. Lesson learned too. No matter how warm it is when I leave home, next time I’m packing long-johns and a sweater.

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This was the route

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