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Aug 3, 2016 - Rocky Harbour - Gros Morne

August 3-4 - Rocky Harbour We fueled up at Deer Lake Irving just before our turn off to head NW, this station is BIG, with a grocery and NLCB. We got parked at the Gros Morne RV Campground, while trying to avoid the hwy paving, which we didn't do very well. This shorter drive took us all day. There are large caravans of RV'ers here. These caravans are quite costly with most of them above $5000. By 4 pm all setup and had a beer while barbiqueing up the porkchops.. We drove a few km's to the Lobster Lighthouse and hiked all the trails, fairly...

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Aug 25, 2015 - life is good

Today was another unbelievable day , weather fantastic, we both have red noses!!!! Hit a lighthouse, wreck of ss ellie , boat tour that you had to hike 3 km to get to and we found another incredible sandy beach. Sitting with a view of the harbor eating an awesome supper. Another unbelievable day. Murray feels great.trouble again with pics.

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Aug 24, 2015 - all part of the adventure

Murray has been struggling with a bad tooth and this morning he could hardly eat and it was very painful. so luckily he got into a dentist in gander and it was infected so she pulled it. He is actually feeling better tonight. Tomorrow we're booked on a boat tour to see fjords in gros morne. Supposed to be a beautiful day again. Pics wouldn't post tonight. Should have some good ones tomorrow.

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Aug 11, 2015 - what a nice guy!

Today’s route retraced the drive north we did a few days ago in fog and pouring rain. But today the sun returned and the temperatures became warm enough to wear shorts. Parkas to shorts in 24 hours. The huge change caused lots of wind gusts and as we drove along the sea shore we could see white caps. We spent the morning implementing Ken’s latest brainstorm. Because we knew the route, we knew a great place to stop and photograph our fellow caravaners driving by. This meant we had to get up extra early and be set up before the wagon master...

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Jul 11, 2015 - Rocky Harbour Stay Over

The Phaeton spent three nights in St. Barbe, two of them with us in it, on only 15-amp electricity. We ran the heat on diesel and used almost no 120 volt electrical power so it worked out fine. We returned the long 15-amp cord to the owner who had run it out from a window in the building to us, packed up, and headed back south. We had another nice drive on a good weather day south on the Viking Trail between the Long Range Mountains and the coast. It wasn’t a long day as we only went as far as Rocky Harbour and pulled into the Gros Morne RV...

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Jul 6, 2015 - Rocky Harbour at Gros Morne Natl Park NL - July 2015

If you are a geology buff, Gros Morne National Park and western Newfoundland would be your 'Mecca'. In this beautiful place you will see some of the best plate tectonic activity in the world. Besides being a national park, Gros Morne is also a World Hertiage Site. A designation granted by the United National Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1987. We chose Rocky Harbour as our home base to visit the southern end of the park. The campground was not much more than a parking lot, but they had wifi. After taking a...

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Jun 26, 2015 - A Side Trip to Rocky Harbour

Much to my surprise our new Directv dish is still hanging in there. It has been able to find all three satellites and, depending on the weather, we receive channels from two of them. Unlike our stay in Sydney we are getting the major networks here. Sue has been nursing a sore knee but decided today that she needed to get out for a while. So we decided to drive south to Rocky Harbour for groceries and dinner. As we drove south we made a couple of stops along the way. The drive is almost entirely along the water. One of the most interesting...

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Jul 19, 2014 - Rocky Harbour Day 3

Today we had lots of sunshine and it was around 75 degrees. This is a free day for us so we will take our time getting started. Bachmans and Bowles have been taking their own cars to tour as we have found different things we want to see. We both visited the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, took some back roads just to venture out and stopped by the Visitors Center. They had a great film about Gros Morne National Park. The Bowles decided to drive to Trout River and Woody Point. That was further than Bill wanted to drive so we went to the Marine...

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Jul 18, 2014 - Rocky Harbour Day 2

Today we will take a boat tour of Bonne Bay plus go out to the mouth of the St. Lawrence Gulf. We had overcast skies but was warm. We boarded around 10:00 for a 1 1/2 hr tour. We headed to the mouth of the Gulf which had a very black cloud hovering overhead. We were sure we were going to get heavy rain in a matter of minutes. As we entered the mouth of the gulf it got quite rough. We then turned back toward the Bay and drove along the cliffs. It didn't take long for the dark cloud to pass then we had wonderful sunshine with no rain. We saw...

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Jul 17, 2014 - Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

Today was going to be a fairly long day of driving. It started raining the night before and the prediction was for rain all day. It stopped raining long enough to get the car hooked up and we were on our way around 8:30. We will be driving 215 miles. The first 70 miles was full of potholes. Bill and Brad spent most of the time straddling them. We already had one tour couple leave to get an alignment. They are suppose to meet up with us tonight. Bill and Margaret changed drivers around this point as the road started to smooth out. As we...

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Jul 13, 2014 - Back down the finger

This morning we got an early start from L’anse aux Meadows ( 7:30, early for us anyway ) and headed south the 400 kilometres back to Rocky Harbour. We had thought of doing a bay boat tour at Rocky Harbour this afternoon, but it is too windy for me to want to do a boat cruise. I had a problem with the water pump in the trailer that Al I worked on in the shop before we left. It seems the check valve is sticking when I am on shore water, and then when I try to pump water from onboard, the valve won’t release and take water from the pump. I...

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Jun 24, 2014 - Bugs on the Viking Trail

The lad and I are holed up in Rocky Harbour after several hours driving across the island. Canada is big, yo. We went to the Insectarium in Reidville (Photos of some of the butterflies I saw can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/belle-etoile/sets/72157645272480994/), made it through most of Gros Morne (which is a UNESCO World Heritage site), and now we're taking it easy in Rocky Harbour. We also saw a moose. I've been making gronk noises. Tomorrow is L'Anse Aux Meadows and Norstead. Yay Vikings!

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