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Aug 15, 2013 - Deer Lake, Newfoundland

Today was a travel day and we had a long day with rain and high winds and 251 miles to cover from St. Anthony, Newfoundland to Deer Lake, Newfoundland. The day started out with moderate winds and light to heavy showers. We left the campground around 0830 and it was raining light and heavy showers for the first fifty miles or so. The rain eventually tapered off to nothing more than an annoying mist. However the further south we went the stronger the winds. We arrived at the campground around 1430 and after setting up we drove the...

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Aug 15, 2013 - Deer Lake, Newfoundland updated

August 15, 2013 travel day to Deer Lake, NL The day started off with heavy rain that lasted to about 8 am but didn’t completely abate. It was still raining when we left the campground at about 8:30 am. One could see patches of blue sky in the distance as we made our way to Deer Lake some 260 miles south but once we got there it was a short respite as the dark clouds were ahead again. Just before the turnoff to the Labrador ferry (at mile 70 from the previous campground) we saw a moose and calf swimming across a small pond (they are...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Deer Lake, NF

Just an overnight stop, but across the street from the Newfoundland Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. We visit this the morning before driving on. It was a really experience, he had a bee hive and explained all about bees. And butterflies is imports the lava and hatches them all there. It was a fun morning then off to Grand Codroy where we will spend two nights and take the ferry off of Newfoundland.

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Jun 19, 2013 - Deer Lake, Nfld, Canada

On Wednesday we drove to the Gateway to the North RV Park in Deer Lake. Not long after we arrived we drove our cars to Shire Falls where we were able to see the salmon jumping up the falls to lay their eggs. That night we drove to a ski lodge where we had a "screech in". Many of you know that is how you become an honorary Newfoundlander. This is my third trip up here and the third time I have kissed the cod fish. I think I am an official Newfoundlander for sure. The entertainers were the Sharecroppers. They are school teachers who do this...

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Jun 19, 2013 - Nuffie Screech-In Welcome

Today we drove 143 miles in the motorhome to Deer Lake, Newfoundland. There was 8 foot fencing along the road for miles and miles that said it was moose fencing to keep the moose from crossing the road. There were utility poles with wood crates built around them and the crates were filled with rocks. This is because they either could not dig down far enough to place the poles to make them secure or because the soil was so unstable that they needed to secure them with rocks in case of high winds. We drove miles through mountains of trees...

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Aug 5, 2012 - Deer Lake - Day Three - Insectarium

Sunday, August 05, 2012 Sunday, August 05, 2012 This morning we walked across the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) to the Butterfly and Insectarium. There used to be a butterfly house on the way to South Padre Is-land but this was really a marvelous one – with all types of insects including a glass cutter ant house, a working bee hive made of glass for viewing, and a large butterfly house with many different types of butterflies loose and flying around. Some of them even landed on us. We bought a quart of fresh local raspberries, they are sure...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Deer Lake Day One and Two

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 – Happy Birthday, Carolyn. We love you!! Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!! We headed for Corner Brook and the campgrounds there did not have strong enough WIFI for us to upload photos so we headed for Deer Lake. Arrived at Deer Lake and YEA! We have WIFI and it is strong enough. We are parked by the river with a covered picnic area, two picnic tables, fire pit, a large tree, and a huge strawberry on a small trailer. The park was full because a large Adventure Caravan group is here. Lowell mentioned we have...

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Aug 2, 2012 - Kippens, Newfoundland to Deer Lake, Newfoundland

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 We were some of the first to depart the ferry. Since we both needed some sleep we drove into the town and found a Canadian Tire Company, pulled in, and parked by two other RV’s till 8 am when the store opened about an hour and a half shut eye in our bed sure felt good. Stopped at the information center just up the hill and found that St. George was having a Blueberry Festival so we are headed there. We drove to St. George but there was no RV Park so we went on to the next town, Kippens, NL to the Zenzville RV Park...

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Jun 15, 2011 - Deer Lake, Nfld, Canada

Today we traveled to Deer Lake NFL. We took our cars to a remote waterfall in hopes of seeing the salmon swimming upstream. Most of us did not see them. Tonight we had moose for dinner followed by local entertainers, The Sharecroppers. They have traveled all over the word. They told a story about 9-11 when many of the planes that were in the air were diverted to Newfoundland. They were here two days and doubled the population. The people opened their homes to the travelers. The Sharecroppers entertained them and were very touched by the...

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Jul 23, 2010 - Deer Lake, Newfoundland

Continued from previous entry... still on 7/23. Included entries separately because I wanted to record the stop in Stephenville. We finally pulled into the RV park around 5:30pm. Tracks Pros: someone finds the RV parks and reserves them for us Cons: Several times on the trip we have not had full hookups even though campsites with full hookups are sitting empty

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Jul 21, 2010 - Newfoundland

Yesterday, we took the ferry across the Gulf of St. Lawrence from New Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux'Basques, Newfoundland on one of the most beautiful blue sky and calm days ever!! Although the ferry left an hour late, we were in port less than an hour late. We sat on the upper decks in the sun enjoying the sunny bright day most of the way, but about an hour before docking we were suddenly in dense fog. Luckily, the fog lifted as we came into port. We were told by Newfoundlanders that the fog greets you in Newfoundland! We arrived here...

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Aug 10, 2009 - Deer Lake

We camped at Deer Lake, which is central to Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands. We found the Newfoundland Railroad Museum along the way & stopped in to find out why we had not seen any trains. It turns out there are none. Passenger service stopped in 1969 and freight service stopped in 1989. Newfoundlanders voted between trains and highways, and cars won. It was expensive to operate train service in Newfoundland, one reason being the need to switch between regular and narrow guage rail because of the varied terrain. Trucks are used to haul...

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