I've had the opportunity to take a load off both mentally and physically (the bike) while visiting with Murph in St. John's. There are a number of sites and places through the area which are worth a day trip and visit. Although downtown St. John's is a lively and colorfully painted city, the many small harbours and coastal communities around the peninsula offer great sport-touring roads and, on a sunny day, spectacular vistas. Below is an assortment of pictures taken while scoot'n around with Murph as a tour guide. I can't express how gracious I am for his guidance and patience with my 48cc stallion on the hills and in traffic. This morning's meal of bacon and brewis is the dense stick-to-your gut kind of dish that keeps a man warm on the road. Although I could stay here comfortably for another week, and was welcomed to do so, the lure of the southern Avalon, Cape St. Mary's and the Burin peninsula calls to me. I learned there is a ferry service from Bay L'Argent to Pool's Cove and another from Hermitage to Burgeo. The ferry is mostly for passengers and freight but can load a motorcycle on the freight crane and sling it into the hold or lash it on deck. The ability to travel by a smaller boat along the southern coast to the picturesque outport communities is irresistible for both the photographs but also historical significance. These are places with no roads in or out, isolated from the outside world except for water or air and retaining many of their traditional foodways, language and customs of the past. After seeing Murph's pictures of his recent exploration along this southern coast, I'm anticipating good weather and friendly smiles along the way.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 69'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.