St. John’s to Ferryland
This past Sunday, five of us went for a ride up the Southern Shore highway as far as the Ferryland archaeological site. This is a beautiful stretch of road, the pavement is in great condition for the most part and there’s several very nice turns. This section of the Shore offers many restaurant/take-out options if you’re so inclined, but I can’t make any recommendations as I’ve never had a meal in the area that consisted of more than a granola bar and a chocolate milk.
If you do this ride on a weekend, aim for a pre-lunch time-frame, as the highway gets congested with “Sunday drivers” in the afternoons. As always, be sure to watch for moose, and it’s a good idea to bring an extra layer of clothing as the weather is usually cooler on the Shore than it is in Town. If you’re planning to do the entire Irish Loop, I suggest bringing an extra two layers of warm clothing, and rain gear as well, especially if the wind is out of the south west. At the time of this posting, it’s also wise to take the Goulds bypass road, as the main road through the Goulds is torn up pretty fiercely.