[Also posted in advrider]
Leaving Washington DC about 9 Aug. 90% sure I'm doing this (just pending one professional uncertainty).
Traveling North from DC either through Montreal or directly to Nova Scotia. From Sydney the ferry to NFLD and again by ferry to Blanc Sablon. From there, the usual HVGB, Wabush, old Gagnon, Manic 5 and down to Baie Comeau. Hope to stop in Tadoussac region for a day. From there through Montreal back to DC. Whole trip about 10 to 14 days.
About me: 54, BMW 1200 GSAW, experienced rider, rides at the speed limit, no crazy stuff, I stop often, enjoy the scenery but can easily put in a twelve hour riding day. Also, I?m a photographer (http://photo.excessnoise.com), so I stop to shoot for moose, bear, sunsets, sunrises, stars and even trucks. The good news is that I lived in the TLH region for about three years in the seventies, in the high arctic for about five years in the 80s and I?m originally from Montreal. Note that I may want us to take a small detour around the old city of Gagnon. We'd go about 30 miles into the woods to the old construction camp I used to live in (obviously, it's no longer there). Here are the coordinates if you want to look it up: 52.0303892 -67.7955823. You?ll know it?s the right place if you spot the abandoned runway. I went back in 1988, not since. My roots there go even further. My dad was one of the engineers that built the city of Gagnon in the late 50s. Oh, and I also lived for a while in Fermont (near Wabush). In short, I?ve eaten many a black fly dinner.
I was planning on going solo (with a sat tracker) but the missus (a Sicilian) read me the riot act. My deal was that I would still go alone if I found no one, but if I did, that I'd be delighted to share a few campfires. Note that I plan on camping and campfiring all the way. Okay, maybe just one hotel to take a proper shower before reintegrating civilization.
If you're potentially interested, easygoing but adventurous and unafraid to change plans as circumstance dictates, let?s connect. I'll know if I'm going 100% NLT July 14.
The truth is that I'd love the company!
Jim (aka Cemil)
PS (I?m in Europe from 6 to 13 July so I may respond less quickly then?)