Day 1 - Driving to the pier for the 15 hour ferry rideScroll through the images or click any to open a viewer.
|2011 Trip Collage - click to see larger version|
|Last minute check before heading to the ferry|
|Waiting to board the Atlantic Vision|
|Travel tip - a cabin on the 15 hour ferry is a must! |
(Same price for 2 or 4 bunk room)
|The Atlantic Vision - one of the dining areas|
$16.00 worth of breakfast
|The first photo on the trail|
1.5 minute video of the trail near Argentia.
|Northeast Arm near Argentia.|
|Don't miss this sign when heading West! |
Look for it 32 kms (20 mi) from Argentia.
|This was pretty much the only water we saw on the trail.|
The rest of the trip the trail was dry gravel.
|Dusk hit faster than we thought... time to find a camp.|
|...we found one. We didn't actually stay in the bus.|
We set up our tent in the yard.
Not too many pictures from day three because we had so much ground to cover. We didn't stop often, and really there wasn't too much to see this day, it was mostly woods.
|Gas and a few supplies.|
|Frosty's Trailside Efficiency Units - Gander. I recommend staying|
at the Comfort Inn. This place is quite small.
|Another beautiful blue sky day|
|We took every chance to fill up on the trail to reduce|
the likely hood of running out fuel.
|Badger - Rushy Pond|
|Badger - Rushy Pond|
|Trail Blazers in Badger - Great spot for a night.|
The Gaff area - flat lands with a few scattered mountains (next ten pictures)
|An old rail car converted to a camp just east of the Gaff|
|The Gaff Top Sail - you can ride almost to the top. |
See the view from the top four pictures below.
|A nice brook at the Gaff|
|The flat lands surrounding the Gaff|
|5 foot tall inukshuk at the top of the Gaff.|
|Some locals we met at the Gaff|
|The first moose we saw|
|Sandy Dump Beach near Deer Lake.|
One of my favorite rest spots.
|We almost camped here, but the forecast called for rain|
so we stayed at the Driftwood Inn Motel, in Deer Lake.
|"Big Dam" - Deer Lake. Apparently the area we took the picture|
was completely flooded three weeks prior.
Day 6: Deer Lake to Serpentine Lake
| This is in Corner Brook right after we picked up the trail|
again after the gap between here and Deer Lake/ Pasadena.
Three minute video - arriving at Serpentine Lake
|Perfect spot to camp for the night in Serpentine Lake.|
|Sometimes you can see snow on the peaks.|
|Cutting onions to add to the moose meat|
|Moose Meat, Onions and Cold Beer|
|Gathering drift wood for the fire|
Day 7: Serpentine Lake to Robinson's
|The second moose of the trip. |
A little guy who jumped out right in front of me.
|The trail to the Pirate's Hideaway|
|Saltwater Joyz in Robinson's - gas station, convenience |
store, pub, laundry mat, and motel. A great spot to stay for a
night or to get supplies.
|Pirate's Hideaway Pub|
Day 8: Robinson's to Port Aux Basques - to the ferry
|New bridge not quite ready for use at the time.|
|We made our way around no problem|
|The worst washout of the trip. |
It looked worse than it was.
|Only about 15 miles to Port Aux Basques ferry terminal.|
|Nice scenery between Wreckhouse and Port Aux Basques.|
|a beach just a few miles from Port Aux Basques Ferry Terminal (Osmond area)|
|quick wash before getting on the ferry|
|Waiting for the Ferry home - The Blue Puttees|
|The Blue Puttees|
|Port Aux Basques|
|Leaving Port Aux Basques heading to Nova Scotia|
|Attempting to sleep.|
|Nova Scotia at 3 a.m. with the Blue Puttees in the background.|
It was a little chilly as you can see by the dew on the truck.
It was only about 12 degrees Celsius (55 Fahrenheit).
Remember it was September.
Here is a link to another person's web site with hundreds of photos about the trip.
Look for the four links at the bottom of his post to the photos.