Sunday, September 2, 2012

RIDING THE IRISH LOOP, NEWFOUNDLAND

Last Tuesday, a gorgeous, hot day, there were four of us from CMC (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers) that rode The Irish Loop.

“Welcome to the Irish Loop of Newfoundland, Canada. Located on the southern portion of the Avalon Peninsula, the Irish Loop is truly a unique vacation experience. The people of the Irish Loop are some of the friendliest people you will meet anywhere in the world. We are the same today as our forefathers were hundreds of years ago. So come on, take a tour, and let us show you what the Irish Loop is all about! There are no strangers here...just friends you haven't met yet.”

“The Irish Loop, located on the south-eastern part of the Avalon Peninsula, is named to reflect over 400 years of history by Irish immigrant settlers. The Loop, as it is more commonly called, is the heart of Irish culture and heritage in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

“This scenic and historic drive starts at St. John's and heads south on Route 10 into the heart of Irish Newfoundland and the magical world of whales, seabirds and caribou, then loops back to St. John’s.”

Here is a link if you want to read more about this area….

http://www.theirishloop.com/default.asp

The Irish Loop is a very popular motorcycle ride.  There are two fairly long stretches that are quite boring as they are very barren, however, the majority of it is breathtaking as you travel along the Ocean through numerous scenic Communities.

It is about a 300KM/186Mile round trip ride.

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A short stop to stretch.  See my little Bennie ??

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Riding……..

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A beautiful place to stop for lunch is the Beach at St. Vincent’s.

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A few short videos showing this awesome ride…..

This one was taken where we stopped for lunch and shows a panoramic view of the area.

A GREAT day had by all and it was a full day.  I left my place at about 11:00AM to meet up with the other three riders just a little ways out of Town.  We hit the road shortly after Noon and between the stops, lunch and ending at Tim’s in Paradise, NL, I didn’t get back home until about 7:00PM.

3 comments:

  1. Hm. I can almost smell the salt air.

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  2. Hi, Nice post thanks for sharing. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.

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    Joel
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  3. Could I use your picture of the gazebo on St. Vincent's beach? The council here has torn it down without public consultation and there has been quite an outcry about it. The CBC media is sending a camera out on Monday. The citizens want it replaced because it was an important landmark on our beautiful beach. I will give you full credit for the picture of course :) I am not a journalist...merely a concerned (new) resident who is trying to put together information in order to get it replaced. Let me know...my email is on my google profile!

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