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Aug 23, 2015 - fabulous day

Great weather again today , rained overnight but actually got some sun today. Started out at aviation museum.have more pics to show you tyson. Then went to silent whisper memorial. Interesting story.look it up. Hit 2 beaches both were sandy. We did a wild hike at sandy cove to a lookout. Water at eastport where our b&b is was the nicest and warmest. Had supper at a pub overlooking the bay at Salvage.. close by here. Finally got room booked in gros morne, was getting worried. Life is good

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Aug 29, 2010 - Sunday Eastport NL

We packed up the RV and retraced our route about ½ hour to get off the islands. We then headed east on the “Road to the Shore” loop. The coastline shifted from rugged cliffs to a less severe but still rocky shoreline. At one point the road was horrible. The end goal was to stop at this marginal RV park (poor ratings) for one night and drive our car to Newton (the Venice of Newfoundland due to the “picturesque village situated on a series of small islands”) and the Barbour Living Heritage Village. We drove thru the small community where the...

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The Trip of 2010

Jul 23, 2009 - Eastpost

We spent the day today just visiting a couple of fishing villages in the area. Burnside also contained an archeology centre where studies of the earliest peoples in the area are studied. They have evidence of Maritime, Archaic, Paleo-Eskimo and finally Beothuk Indians living in the area before the advent of Europeans. I have always felt the Beothuk got a bad deal from the first whites. The docent in the museum described a very tall Indian population (about six feet tall, in the early 1700's), who had a series of very unfortunate encounters...

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Jul 4, 2009 - No more pebbles

We left Gander and headed over to Eastport, and Sandy Cove. Eastport beach had claimed "their new improved car park" which may have been so, but it still wasn't very big and there was no room for us to park. We arrived at Sandy Cove, to find another small car park but this one had a hole big enough for me to squeeze into so we decamped and set off to the beach. The cove was full of proper sand and was not to busy. Whilst we were there, a marriage party arrived to take their wedding photos on the beach.

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Aug 29, 2008 - Hanging with the Shriners

From Salvage to Sandy Cove - Eastport and beyond - Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29 Thursday we didn’t do anything spectacular, just retraced our route along Freshwater Bay south and got a campsite for the night at the Harold W. Duffett Shriners RV Park. This is Labor Day weekend, recognized in Canada too, and the tourists are running for home while the locals come out. This is a big park and nearly all the campers are from Newfoundland. There is one camper from Quebec, one from B.C. and they say there is one from Ontario, although...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Aug 11, 2006 - Eastport Penninsula

Today we explored the Eastport Peninsula a small extension of land into the central part of Bonavista Bay. We explored the small penisula with its many quaint fishing villages. We particularly liked the village of Salvage. The village is built around a rugged but protected harbour that has drawn tourists, site-seeres and artists for generations. According to visiting Archdeacon Coster in the 1820s, "rugged as the spot is, it has always appeared to me the most interesting little settlement in the Bay of Bonavista, if not in Newfoundland".

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Aug 9, 2006 - Terra Nova National Park.

Today we explored the Terra Nova National Park. The park is a place where the long fingers of the North Atlantic Ocean touch the island boreal forest of Eastern Newfoundland. The landscape of the park varies from the rugged cliffs and sheltered inlets of the coastal region to the rolling forested hills, bogs and ponds of the inland. We explored a number of the overlooks and walked a few trails but found the park limited in its appeal compared to Gros Morne.

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