AARoads Forum

Regional Boards => Canada => Topic started by: ghYHZ on September 27, 2019, 01:00:00 PM

Title: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: ghYHZ on September 27, 2019, 01:00:00 PM
Here’s a few pictures from my trip to Newfoundland a couple of weeks ago:

The overnight crossing from North Sydney NS with an early morning arrival in Port-aux-Basques NL.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48763467711_c1899de677_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hi4w4i)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48763656107_068a511920_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hi5u4v)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48763467616_a018db2ac5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hi4w2E)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48763146248_edf1cf9596_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hi2SuQ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48763466896_ee3a246b39_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hi4vPf)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48763466676_5167ea6cae_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hi4vKs)


And a few shots while driving along the Trans Canada Highway: wide and straight…..just wait for the ferry traffic to clear and you basically have the road to yourself!


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803188417_2db382567f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmz6D4)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803188222_cda9d8d175_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmz6zG)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48802697718_08f920e3ff_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmwzLJ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803048721_1e1a293e93_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmyo7v)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803188282_98a8b28fdb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmz6AJ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803189307_1a2fdfa5fa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmz6Up)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48802697968_98f219bdac_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmwzR3)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803188562_c6b9304908_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmz6Fy)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803969996_514f27700c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmD6Yy)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803621253_9a745ef05e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmBjiK)


A nice old concrete bridge at Saint George's along NL451...on longer in use;

 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48804112177_04dde75d2b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmDQeX)


Also check out my drive along the Viking Trail……over on the Road Trip Forum:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=25731.0

And driving around the former United States Air Force Base at Stephenville, NL. You can drive across the ramp where the B-52’s once waited out the Cold War.

https://goo.gl/maps/DQXYMjH66JjSAWn57


 (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803188342_10e41ddfdf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmz6BL)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803968116_e8415e81ce_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmD6q9)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803621003_72e7d8ef68_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmBjer)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803620498_47a31c6a29_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmBj5J)


My ride back to Nova Scotia. Fare was $166.00 (car & driver – one way)


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48802697173_ba51533473_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmwzBk)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48802696283_d31bc24534_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmwzkZ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48802697043_992d8e2b4b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmwzz6)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48802696213_0087187b07_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmwzjM)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48803047546_ace57f166d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hmynLf)
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: nexus73 on September 27, 2019, 05:53:28 PM
Your photos are remarkably clear!  Thank you for a fine group of pix showing the ferry setup as well as the roads.  The plane on display is an F-102, used by the USAF's Air Defense Command.  What was interesting to see is the freeway interchange.  Are things that busy in Newfoundland?  LOL!

Rick
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: ghYHZ on September 27, 2019, 06:21:49 PM
Your photos are remarkably clear!  Thank you for a fine group of pix showing the ferry setup as well as the roads.  The plane on display is an F-102, used by the USAF's Air Defense Command.  What was interesting to see is the freeway interchange.  Are things that busy in Newfoundland?  LOL!

Rick

Thanks. The Trans Canada is freeway/divided in several areas...and Metro St. John's pop. 220,000 also has a couple of freeways including the most easterly you can drive in North America: The end of the Trans Canada (7200 km from Victoria) where it tapers to two lanes at Logy Bay Road.


(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JB2Mz_n5U4g/Tmz7uxSsNEI/AAAAAAAAH0s/wGGbbLXkTho/s800/IMG_0279.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wLvQTclbIR0/Tmz7FnoNj_I/AAAAAAAAH0k/olRx3dAlJ1E/s800/IMG_0272.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HQFMxQHHAzs/Tmz7Dq8znqI/AAAAAAAAH0g/HrfwGln_af8/s800/IMG_0273.JPG)



Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: froggie on September 28, 2019, 09:42:23 AM
The stateroom photo reminds me a bit of officer staterooms on Navy ships.   Enlisted berthings, as you can imagine, were not quite as nice (and were 3 bunks vertical in about that same amount of height).
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: Chris on September 28, 2019, 09:56:56 AM
Great photos. The scenery looks like a mix of Norway, Scotland and perhaps the Faroe Islands.

How much of a tourist destination is Newfoundland for Canadians? It looks like it's off the beaten path for a road trip or summer vacation.
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: Verlanka on September 29, 2019, 05:16:52 AM
What's with the giant "Maximum 60" sign?
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: ghYHZ on September 29, 2019, 05:24:32 AM
What's with the giant "Maximum 60" sign?

You've probably have been cruising along at 100+ on the freeway and are now required to reduce to 60 as the TCH ends and tapers down to two lanes at Logy Bay Rd.

https://goo.gl/maps/ijuAbBGFqgct6yRJ8
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: Verlanka on September 29, 2019, 05:29:19 AM
What's with the giant "Maximum 60" sign?

You've probably have been cruising along at 100+ on the freeway and are now required to reduce to 60 as the TCH ends and tapers down to two lanes at Logy Bay Rd.

https://goo.gl/maps/ijuAbBGFqgct6yRJ8
So if I'm doing the math right, that would mean I have to reduce from 65 MPH to just over 35 MPH in just short notice.
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: ghYHZ on September 29, 2019, 05:35:32 AM
Great photos. The scenery looks like a mix of Norway, Scotland and perhaps the Faroe Islands.

Yes......but not as far north. As I noted elsewhere.....the very northern tip of the island of Newfoundland is at about the same latitude as London UK.

Quote
How much of a tourist destination is Newfoundland for Canadians? It looks like it's off the beaten path for a road trip or summer vacation.

Popular destination for those in eastern Canada.....and even someone in New England; a 12 hr. drive from Boston will have you on the wharf in North Sydney ready to board the overnight ferry.

And now with the 'Come from Away' ....9/11 connection, Newfoundland is becoming a destination especially in the Gander area.

www.comefromaway.com


Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: ghYHZ on September 29, 2019, 05:39:13 AM
What's with the giant "Maximum 60" sign?

You've probably have been cruising along at 100+ on the freeway and are now required to reduce to 60 as the TCH ends and tapers down to two lanes at Logy Bay Rd.

https://goo.gl/maps/ijuAbBGFqgct6yRJ8
So if I'm doing the math right, that would mean I have to reduce from 65 MPH to just over 35 MPH in just short notice.

No.....there would have been a sign a ways back advising of a speed reduction
Title: Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
Post by: Rothman on September 29, 2019, 08:37:20 AM
I don't know how popular Newfoundland is for New Englanders.  From where I lived in western MA, people would head up to New Brunswick and PEI, but I didn't know anyone that visited Newfoundland.

Maybe Mainards or those that lived further north did?