65.00 km - Total so far 2,435.70 km
We decided to make it a two day trip from Robinsons to Corner Brook. Destination for today is Stephenville, some distance off the Trans Canada Highway but a nice change of pace. We took lots of pictures as once again we had lots to stare at in ha!
We had intended to make it to a campground some seven km outside of Stephenville but we noticed campers on the waterfront. We inquired with some folks at McDonald's and they confirmed to us that you can camp there without any issues. The hardest thing will be to pound our tent pegs in, given that the campsite is at the end of an old US Air Force runway. The US Air Force operated Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in Stephenville from 1941 until 1966. Many Air Force buildings are still standing and are being used by the community.
We also learned while at McDonald's that we absolutely had to visit Bell Island, off the northern coast of Newfoundland. We got this from a gentleman who was born there. Another reason to come back to Newfoundland and have us a much longer visit.
|A popular fishing spot off the Trans Canada Highway. We are |
sworn to secrecy as too the exact location
|Brand new towers for power lines. Might have something to|
do with Muskrat Falls hydro project
|"Nothing but trees and mosquitoes as you ride across |
Newfoundland!" Who ever came up with that description has
never turned a pedal on Newfoundland soil
|My first roadside find, a fairly new rubber bungee tie-down.|
It even has the tag on it
|Follow the road and you can see the washboard, up and down |
and up and down and more up!
|The wetlands near Stephenville Crossings|
|Wind blown trees with the perpetual bad hair day. All the trees |
lean to the right away from vertical.
|This was one big ridge on the washboard. Worked up an |
appetite on that one
|Helene just coming over the top of the ridge. I got to pass her |
as she stopped to take my picture above.
|The plaque reads "F-102 Delta Dagger - Presented to the Town |
of Stephenville by the United States Air Force to commemorate Ernest
Harmon Air Force Base and the friendship established with its personnel
July 21st, 1990"
|The first Newfoundland fishing boats we have seen|
|Hélène and the bicycles taking a pause|
|Hélène made supper right on the beach at St George's Bay|
|Golf bunker Newfoundland style|
|Home for the night - boondocking with some of the RVers|
40.39 miles - Total so far 1,513.47 miles