November, 2013

  1. North Coast at Last: Twillingate

    July 26, 2013
    Posted on November 9, 2013

    Twillingate Lighthouse

    This morning no one brought up the idea of taking T’Railway further. Even though from here on the trail passes through towns all the way to St. John’s, we thought there way just no point. Perhaps it was finally time to explore the coastal villages of the northern shores. Continue reading…

  2. Beyond Expectations – Newfoundland T’Railway

    July 25, 2013
    Posted on November 5, 2013

    One of the things that was on our to-do list while in Newfoundland was the T’Railway. Before the Trans Canada Highway linked St. John’s to Port aux Basques and everything in between, the island’s transportation relied on a railway, which was in operation for some long 90 years – from 1898 to 1988. As the paved highway replaced the railroad, the latter was disassembled and converted into a multi-use recreational trail, a provincial park to be precise. How nuts you have to be to attempt to go for it on a motorcycle is up for debate. Previous accounts of such adventurous trail riding included everything from plain gravel roads to knee deep water crossings with rocks the size of microwave ovens thrown in for good measure. What can one possibly expect with something like this? Continue reading…