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Sep 8, 2007 - Gros Morne

We spent today hiking in Gros Morne National Park. We hiked a total of 16 kms and some of it was quite challenging terrain. Took us about 7 hours to complete including lunch and rest breaks. Rob and James were able to cruise along at a pretty good clip as marathon runners, while I usually brought up the rear. I joked with them that it was the opposite of our time on the road. The scenery was stunning and it was well worth the hike. We saw caribou at the summit and saw a monstrous moose on the hike back down. I'd brought a disc along so...

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Riding the Rock!

Aug 28, 2007 - West St. Modeste, Labrador to Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

We awoke about 7:00 AM and looked out the window to find a bright sunny day with no wind and no clouds. Could this really be the same place we were in yesterday? By 8:00 AM in was indeed the same place. The clouds had moved in and the wind was starting once more. While loading the bike the blackflies came out and pretty much sealed our decision; we are heading back to Newfoundland. When I was checking out the fellow at the desk asked if we were still heading to Mary's Harbour. He said he loved it up there because he could really get away...

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Aug 24, 2007 - Deer Lake to Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

First on the adgenda this morning was to arrange for the sprockets. The shop in Corner Brook had just closed when arrived yesterday. I talk to a sales fellow in the parking lot who gave me a card and suggested I call back in the morning. They should have no trouble helping me out. I have used aftermarket sprockets in the past so decided to start by calling the motorcycle shop in Corner Brook first to see if they could source some for me. I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed with the girl I spoke to. Firstly, she had no trouble...

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Aug 9, 2007 - Gros Morne National Park

Superlatives don't do it justice. It's a huge area along the coast (unique in that there are many towns and lot's of people actually living in what is the park.) The scenery, the geology, the rivers and lakes all make it pretty spectacular. "Gros" means big. "Morne" is a rounded mountain standing alone, as you can see in the pictures the name is pretty accurate. From the flat topped Tablelands (a mesa-like formation, still spotted with ice in August) to Western Brook Pond (a gigantic, glacier carved fjord with sides 2000 feet high) it is...

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Jul 19, 2006 - A couple of domestic days

After arriving back on Newfoundland we headed back down stopping two nights back a Rocky Harbour to catch up on washing and internet. It was a sad day as we learnt via e-mail that a former work colleague had died of throat cancer. He was no older than Tony- makes you stop and think.

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Jul 3, 2006 - Gros Morne- Memorial University Bonne Bay Marine Station

Today was wet and misty not good for walking so we decided to visit Bonne Bay Marine Station. The Bonne Bay Marine Station provided the opportunity to experience the marine animals and plants living in the unique coastal environment of Bonne Bay. The Station is located on the waterfront in Norris Point. There were some interesting animals and plants plus some really ugly fish!

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Jun 27, 2006 - Gros Morne National Park Day 1- Rocky Harbour area

Gros Morne National Park is the major national park on Newfoundland. Gros Morne is a truly magnificent place with a rich variety of scenery, wildlife and recreational activities. The landscape is of mountains, fjords and scenic coastline and a large variety of wildlife. Because of the geological significance, UNESCO declared Gros Morne National Park, a World Heritage site in 1987. We spent the first dayexploring the area around the campground at Rocky Harbour and the road we had travelled the day before as we entered the park. Rocky...

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