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Published: August 20th 2010
After three long days of riding, both Pat and I are feeling wiped out! The highways were especially treacherous around Montreal and it didn't help that we hit bad weather that had us taking our rain gear off and on continuously as the heat made it sweltering to wear. With Pat being an experienced and confident rider, I trusted him completely, but my stomach was in knots off and on with erratic drivers around us continuously.
Would we return to Nfld? Absolutely! It would be nice to explore more around St Anthony (north part of the island near L'anse aux Meadows) and Labrador too. Avoiding bug season is essential so perhaps spring or fall might be better. We spent too little time around St John's - for the oldest city in North America, it has so much to see and do! George Street (pubs galore) would also be high on our list to re-visit!
What we learned about Nfld:
- One of the few places with lots of wild and untamed space left in Canada, teeming with wildlife
- Cigarette smoking is still very popular
- People are so friendly and kind, many surprised to hear of our tire
incident in St John's
- Muscle cars still rule there - in St John's I felt like I was back in the 80's
- Lots of people from Ontario love to visit, many "mature" people like us on motorcycles too!
- The two churches/graveyards I saw most on our travels were Pentecost and Salvation Army
- It has the longest and most varied weather report I have ever heard!
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