We are off to an amazing start, just past Alexander Bay Junction (303 kms) at the end of Day 5, with the help of some new team members:
We’ve all virtually ‘kissed the cod’ (the best way) and become honorary Newfoundlanders – except for Greg and Pam who are real Newfoundlanders and so didn’t have to kiss the fish.
We are travelling on the Newfoundland T’Railway, an old rail line which will take us to Channel Port Aux Basques. The railway served Newfoundland from 1898-1988 – moving so slowly on its narrow gauge track it was nicknamed the ‘Newfie Bullet’. Along the route we are seeing relic and restored stations, museums with old trains, and trestles which have been restored for trail users. We are passing through secluded forests, quiet meadows, fishing villages, inlets, and sprawling barrens – with fantastic views of ocean, mountains, massive rock outcrops, and moose!
Think we can make it to Deer Lake by next Monday? Check back to see!