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A Few From Newfoundland......
« 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.










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!














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

 



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


 





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







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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #1 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!

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US 101 is THE backbone of the Pacific coast from Bandon OR to Willets CA.  Industry, tourism and local traffic would be gone or severely crippled without it being in functioning condition in BOTH states.

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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #2 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.










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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #3 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).
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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 05:16:52 AM »

What's with the giant "Maximum 60" sign?
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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #6 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
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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #8 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.

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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


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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #9 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
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Re: A Few From Newfoundland......
« Reply #10 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?
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