The Viking Tour - Day 11

Posted on August 13, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Antigonish to Moncton to Edmundston.

Distacnce traveled (approximate): 718kms

Today was a very long haul, with a somewhat unplanned detour. The Harley was very clearly spitting oil out the right side so on our way to Edmunstun, we headed into Moncton to visit Toys for Big Boys Harley-Davidson. Apparently the …


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The Viking Tour - Day 10

Posted on August 12, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Channel-Port aux Basques to Antigonish. We altered our return ferry to cross in the daytime. We also got lucky and we able to upgrade to a berth so we could at least try to nap. Still not the best way to do the crossing on motorcycles since you are still …


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The Viking Tour - Day 9

Posted on August 11, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

From the Lodge to Port aux Basques.

Distance traveled (approximate): 528kms

And we’re off! We’ve made some adjustments to our return plans. We will spend the night in Channel-Port aux Basques and then take a day crossing back to North Sydney. Ideally we would then spend a night …


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The Viking Tour - Day 8

Posted on August 10, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

An honest-to-goodness day off. Well, sort of. We start our trip back home tomorrow so there was all the packing and pre-ride checks to do. Still, mostly a day of patio sitting!

Book learnin

Newfie Skies


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The Viking Tour - Day 7

Posted on August 09, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

From the Lodge to Mount Pearl and back!

Distance traveled (approximate): 734kms

It’s Pick Up the Harley Day! My buddy DreadPirateRoberts and his Father-in-Law took the four-wheeled cage and I followed along on my Beemer. It’s a long haul to St. John’s / Mount Pearl and back but …


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The Viking Tour - Day 6

Posted on August 08, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

With the Harley in the shop getting fixed up we took one of those four wheeled vehicular contraptions to do some touring. We took the 340 North to the Beothuk Interpretation Centre (the Beothuk were the indigenous population in Newfoundland). The picture below is the waterfront at the Interpretaion Centre …


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The Viking Tour - Day 5

Posted on August 07, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

With my buddy’s bike broken down, and us waiting on Rugged Rock Harley-Davidson to come pick it up, I headed out for a little ride. I went to Gander, and then took the 330 North to Musgrave Harbour. I had originally planned to take the 330 all the way …


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The Viking Tour - Day 4

Posted on August 06, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Channel-Port aux Basques to the Lodge

Distance traveled (approximate): 529kms

Pulling into Channel-Port aux Basques.

Pulling into Channel-Port aux Basques

It turned out to be a pretty eventful day. The weather when we got off the ferry was terrible. Heavy rain and transport trucks on the Trans-Canada Highway lead to lots of spray and dicey …


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The Viking Tour - Day 3

Posted on August 05, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Moncton to the North Sydney Ferry Terminal.

Distance traveled (approximate): 481kms

The Nova Scotia Border

After getting to Cape Breton, about half way to North Sydney is Big Spruce Brewing, a small local brewery high on a hill overlooking the water. Well worth the visit. I don’t really have a decent picture that …


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The Viking Tour - Day 2

Posted on August 04, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli to Moncton

Distance traveled (approximate): 640kms

From Saint-Jean-Port-Joli we made our way to Moncton. The ride between Quebec City area all the way into New Brunswick is gorgeous. I kinda regret not taking my GoPro, but video logging a motorcycle trip is a pile of work. This first picture …


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