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Aug 9, 2009 - Deer Lake, NL - Drive to the West Side

(Ron Writing) The meds seem to have helped eased Elena’s rash and itching but do cause drowsiness as expected. We left Gander around noon and continued west on TCH. It was a beautiful day for driving – no rain, partly cloudy, but sun most of the time. This made the drive very nice as we could enjoy the beautiful scenery as we drove. The island of Newfoundland is part of the province of “Newfoundland and Labrador”. We didn’t realize how large this island is until we started driving around. It is about 43,000 square miles which is about the...

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Jul 17, 2009 - On the Rock

We're on the Rock!! Had a great sail over to Newfoundland aboard The Atlantic Vision. She is a year old, and the newest in the fleet. A beautiful vessel. The ocean was mill pond smooth, so the trip was esentially boring! Not a whole lot to see, so we indulged in a great buffet, and listened to the entertainment, and wandered the ship. What would entertainers do without kareoke? The guy who was singing and telling jokes was a pretty good guitar picker, but had electronic drums, and violin, squeeze box and whatever else he needed to enhance...

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Jul 11, 2009 - Deer Lake, NL - Heading East on Trans Canada Highway

(Ron Writing) After a peaceful night’s sleep in our ultra quiet parking spot out in the country, we awoke to another beautiful sunny day. We drove west to Port aux Basques and stopped there at the provincial visitor center for maps and information about Newfoundland. Then we headed north on the Trans Canada Highway, Highway 1. The first part of this drive on the way to Stephenville is inland, some distance from the ocean and St. George’s Bay. It is quite mountainous in places and is heavily forested but there are fewer lakes and rivers...

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Jun 28, 2009 - Bugs!

This morning we left our deserted island and went to catch the boat up to Western Brook Gorge. Flynn was late getting up again today, and as a result by the time we got to the car park, the hours hike up to the lake would have probably missed the boat. The car park was very full and I don’t know how many places they can take on the boat, but we felt that it would be a shame to walk 2 hours round trip not to get on the boat. Instead we decided to head on down to the insectarium at Deer Lake. Lots of bugs!! The first floor housed a butterfly...

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Sep 15, 2008 - Deer Lake and Corner Brook, NL

We picked up our mail this morning, but rather than pack up and leave, we decided to stay until tomorrow. It was a good call as the remains of Hurricane Ike caused showers and strong wind gusts throughout the day. We sure hate to see the damage Ike caused in Galveston as we have lots of memories (and pictures) of the beautiful homes and businesses on Galveston Island from our time spent there last December. The houses and even churches built on stilts caught our eye and now we understand why they were built like that. Unfortunately, it...

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Sep 12, 2008 - L’Anse aux Meadows to Deer Lake, NL

We checked out of our cabin and were on the road shortly after 9:00 a.m. We stopped at a couple of souvenir shops, for lunch at Torrent River and for a hike at Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park. As a result, we didn’t get back to our trailer at Deer Lake until after 6:00 p.m. It is at least a six hour drive, with rough roads, construction delays and some steep hills. We are glad we didn’t take the trailer up there. It was also a very beautiful drive past charming fishing villages and spectacular ocean vistas, through bog,...

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Sep 9, 2008 - Deer Lake, NL

We had fairly steady rain most of the day yesterday while we drove to Deer Lake but it cleared up by the time we got to our campground “Gateway to the North”. It is a nice, new campground with full hook-ups and is fairly open so the dish set-up was easy. There are sure a lot of lakes and rivers in Newfoundland. Too bad it was too rainy to get decent pictures. We stopped at Gander along the way to do some shopping. I picked up some Benadryl because my left eye was swelling. It actually got quite a bit worse by this morning and was spreading...

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Jul 31, 2008 - Lomonds, Nfld.

JULY 31st. We got on the road early,no rain when we hooked up the 5th wheel but not so lucky down the road. We arrived in Lomonds which is just inside Gros Morne National Park,the gods are with us the rain had stopped half hour ago up the road and it looks promising outside. Got settled in,had lunch then in the truck to take in some more of the gorgeous Gros Morne Nathional Park these mountains are so different from any we have on our coast.The Tablelands and rocks around Trout River Pond are a slice of ancient ocean floor. The orange...

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Aug 23, 2007 - Cape St. George to Deer Lake, Newfoundland

Another sunny day in a beautiful place. What more could you ask for. We left the Inn At The Cape and headed to a small park at the tip of the cape that was recommended to us, hoping to do some whale watching. As we pulled in we immediately saw a whale rising not too far off shore. It was quite a sight and apparently lucky since we did not see another during the half hour or so we spent looking. This park is located on high cliffs overlooking the bay so the views were well worth the trip whales or no whales. We proceeded north along the cape...

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