Pulling the Carriage 2007 travel blog

more beautiful scenery

 

finally saw a moose

 

looks like Glenna is on another cruise and doesn't even know it

what a name

lots more icebergs here at Twillingate

 


We drove back south from Rocky Harbour to the Trans Canada Highway ( TCH ) and then started east. Our goal today was a 350 km drive to Twillingate, a town on the north shore,about 100 kms off the TCH, and almost in the centre of Newfoundland, from an east/west perspective. We had been warned about rough roads, but they really weren’t any problem. We had a good drive and arrived at Peyton RV Park in Twillingate by mid afternoon. This is a nice little park, almost right on the Atlantic, with views of icebergs in the bay from our RV window. The icebergs are amazing. Our next door neighbour brought us a chuck of iceberg to put in the freezer. They estimate it to be 10,000 year old ice. It is very dense and heavy. They say it is great in a drink, so we’ll have to try that before we leave Twillingate. We plan to spend a day touring in this area before moving further east again. We have met two more couples from The Great Outdoors in the last 2 days. Yesterday we met up with a couple who live on Windsong with us, and today we met a couple who have a place on Dragon Fly. What a small world. While we were standing around outside our trailer visiting neighbours, we heard a thunderous explosion and looked out on the bay in time to see a huge chuck of an iceberg break off and fall into the water.

A couple of interesting things about Twillingate, a pound of butter is $7.00, a litre of diesel is $1.39, no over the air television or radio. It’s a good thing we have satellite radio and tv. The GPS in the truck is totally unreliable here. You’ll see by one of the pictures, it shows I’m taking Glenna on another cruise, although we were really driving on land. I need to give Glenna a big hug, today is our anniversary, 36 years. Where has the time gone?

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