Pulling the Carriage 2007 travel blog

 

 

 

beautiful campsite on the water


Charleston, Newfoundland

Today we moved south from Twillingate and all the icebergs to Gander and it’s airport. We toured the air museum and really enjoyed it. It is a small display that reviews the history of the airport. At one point, when every trans Atlantic flight had to refuel here, it was the largest airport in the world. It was very important to the allies during WW 2 for security in the North Atlantic. It also made itself a place in history on 911 when many planes landed there. The people of Gander gave unbelievable of themselves to ease the tensions of that day. It makes us so proud to be Canadians.

After lunch we continued south to Charleston. We are staying at the Cabot Hi-way RV Campground. We are a stone’s throw from Ellington, home of the Puffins, for a tour tomorrow. These campgrounds are nice, but lack the extras to which we are accustomed. Having only 30 amp electrical connections, and no wifi at the trailer have been the ‘norm’. The weather however has been perfect, it has been shorts weather ever since we got here. Some other neat facts are, we saw our first traffic signals today ( in Gander ), and finally found rogers cell service occasionally this afternoon.

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