Sunday, July 15, 2012

Witless Bay

Rode out to Witless Bay today. Here's the map. I've done this as an overnight tour from St. John's, but today it was out and back with a short stop for photos and to breathe in the sea air. At the end of Gallows Cove Road on the south side of the bay there's a beautiful cobble beach with flat, grassy fields at the far end, which are ideal for camping (see photo at left). You can set up your tent so that you have a view of the islands just offshore. On one occasion Deborah and I woke in the morning to find seals swimming nearby. Today I saw only a couple of whale spouts but they weren't breaching.

And here's some pictures of the bicycle I've been using for most of the rides described here. This is the third year I've had this steel Marinoni. It has a carbon fork, and the Shimano 105 triple groupo. Last year we completed a Super Randonneur series together (a first for both of us)! The compact gearing on the front along with the granny gear makes this a real wimp's bike, but hey, it gets me back up the Witless Bay Hill with ease, and the ride really is as smooth as silk!


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