Exploring Canadian Backroads Coast to Coast 2007 travel blog

Scenes along the road to Twillingate

Scenes along the road to Twillingate

Scenes along the road to Twillingate

Crow Head - Twillingate

Twillingate Harbour

Well, it's back to overcast skies and cooler temperatures which has become the norm for quite some time. It is getting a little tedious and we both notice it is starting to get to us. I know I could never like for any length of time in a place that seldom sees the sun. We don't know how lucky we are in "sunny Alberta".

The only way to get from were we are to where we want to be is the TransCanada highway; not our prefered kind of riding. It was 300 km to turn off to Twillingate and it was all pretty much forrest. The only good thing about this kind of travel is that you can cover a lot of ground in a short time. By noon we were off the TransCanada and glad to have it behind us.

Before having the service done in Corner Brook the bike had developed a bit of a vibration. I attributed it to the worn chain and rear tire and figured it would disapear one they were replaced but it persisted. Janine thought it felt like the front wheel and sure enough, I found that the weights put on In moncton to balance the new tire were gone.

We found a little shop in Lewisport that could rebalance the tire and it solved the problem. This took an extra couple of hours but will save a lot of trouble later if we were to wear out the front tire prematurely.

From Lewisport to Twillingate the scenery slowly changed from solid trees and bush to a series of inlets and islands connected to each other by causeways. This area is just gorgeous.

Twillingate is known for iceberg and whale watching; unfotuneatly, it is too late in the season to expect a sighting of either. The fellow in Lewisport who helped with the tire balancing told us there was one iceberg at Twillingate this season that was over 30 stories tall!

Even without the icebergs the Twillingate area is awesome. At the northern tip of Twillingate Island is Crow Head. The cliffs there are 268 feet high and the view is out of this world. There are a number of small fishing villages around the bay that are postcard perfect with houses perched amoungst the rocks and weather-worn fishing shacks along the water line.

It was 6:00 PM when we reached Twillingate and just starting to rain. Fortunately we were able to find a room at the hotel overlooking the harbour and found ourselves under cover, warm and dry by the time the sky let go.

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