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Sep 21, 2017 - The Bonavista Peninsula

We're now onto our final peninsula, the Bonavista Peninsula before we return to St Johns after nearly 7000 krilometres. This is about as touristy as you get in Newfoundland. We've now been away for nearly a month, the half way mark. This is the area where the filming of the Shipping News took place and more recently The Grand Seduction. Both Bonavista and Trinity have long associations with Britain both for military and trading reasons. It was said that the entire British fleet could anchor in Trinity Bay and I've seen the picture to prove...

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Sep 18, 2017 - Gros Morne

AWESOME. I haven’t used that word since the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina but Gros Morne National Park is the sparkling jewel in the Canadian National Parks crown already studded with many precious gems. In fact Gros Morne demanded a first in blog writing history, a movie, since photos don't adequately convey the grandeur and majesty of the mountains, the shimmering cobalt of the water and the sweeping highs and lows of the immaculately maintained roads which traverse the park. Unfortunately this will need to wait until I can master...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Caution! Content may cause distress to some people

Newfoundland is a dangerous place to be a moose right now. Sunday marked the start of the moose hunting season and there was clear evidence of this as we drove the Viking Trail to Northern Newfoundland. Up and down the highway trucks were slowly driving with men in orange jackets scanning the woodlands. We were told they have such keen eyes they can see them from the road. One man told us he counted 49 one time as he drove to the airport from his home In St. Anthony. On the side of the road two men butchering a moose, further up two more...

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Aug 12, 2017 - Whales & Dolphins!

We slept in this morning and got fed a pancake breakfast by Adventure Caravan. I supplied some blueberries for the last bunch of eaters. People started showing up at 8:45 for breakfast to be served between 9 and 10! I got a knock on my door that I will miss out if I don’t get there and it was 9:15! Ah, but Connie and Nancy came over at 9:50 when they were putting things away! There were pancakes already made though, so all was good. We left the “parking lot” for the tip of the peninsula and the town of St. Anthony late morning. Since we...

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Jul 13, 2017 - prettiest road yet!

Our 4 nights in Rocky Harbour had been great and we really like this little town but it was time to head north to St. Anthony and L’Anse aux Meadows. Originally our plan had been to explore this area as soon as we hit NFLD but because of lousy weather at that time we decided to leave it to the end in the hopes for better weather. This decision turned out perfectly as it dawns warm with blue skies in the morning as we start off on the picturesque drive up the west coast. The road is as good as any we have travelled and before we know it we...

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Aug 8, 2015 - St. Anthony

Yesterday was a long day made longer, because the ferry boat from Labrador had something wrong with it and could not go at top speed. We were supposed to be back in St. Barbe by 9:30, but it was closer to 11pm by the time when we followed our flashlight beams back to the rig. So we were extra grateful that today’s drive was a mere 75 miles and we didn’t get on the road until noon. The sun shone brightly and the blue water sparkled as we drove along the shore. It wasn’t long before a town with a light house caught our eye and we stopped in...

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Jul 15, 2015 - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

We drove up to St. Anthony in the Jeep today to meet our caravan group and have a Viking Festival Dinner. There is a large iceberg in the harbor! I will attach a photo on the next update. Parts for the motorhome are supposed to arrive this weekend to repair the power steering. More later!

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Jul 8, 2015 - Baddeck

July 8th: Most everyone had a catch up morning, laundry, household chores, etc. Linda, Joyce and Vicki went into town for breakfast, stopped at the Visitor Center for info and visited a few gift shops. After my chores were done, I went into town to try to find a hair salon. Finally, my hair has grown enough to get a better cut. The only place in town was a salon in the basement of a beauticians house, in a subdivision. According to her husband, she would only be gone 5 minutes. Thirty minutes later I left without a hair cut. Called her and...

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Jul 5, 2015 - Heading for the ferry

July 5th: Said goodbye to St. John's and the campground, located right in town among the trees of Priddy Park. We are now heading for the ferry back to Nova Scotia, where we'll meet up again with Linda and Gerry. Did about 267 miles today and are camping in the Walmart RV park. Got here just after lunch, so we unhooked a couple of cars and took a ride to Botwood on the Bay of Exploits (where do these names come from?) and Peterview adjacent to it. Not much there except a "flying boat" museum and a few gift shops. Had dinner again at a...

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Jul 2, 2015 - Still St. John's

July 2nd: Today was a rest/catch-up day for everyone except Rodger and I. We decided to take the "Irish Loop", located on the southeastern part of the Avalon Peninsula named to reflect over 400 years of history by Irish immigrant settlers. The "Loop", as it is commonly called is the heart of Irish culture and heritage in Newfoundland and Labrador. In it's 196+/- mile loop, It is supposedly home to the worlds largest Puffin colony, the world's southernmost Caribou herd, the world's oldest fossils, and the oldest continuous permanent...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Going South East

June 29th: Another day of no rain, and it's a travel day, Yea. Going to camp at a Walmart in Gander tonight. Good drive other than a few major potholes where I lost one of the hubcaps on my RV. Didn't leave Deer Lake until about 10:00am as we didn't want to get to Walmart too early. Ended up staying at the Building Supply store next door, had a less crowded parking lot. Had a happy hour in the parking lot between our coaches and then went to a local restaurant for dinner. We've found that here in Canada, we have to pay extra for gravy, only...

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Jun 25, 2015 - Going North

June 25th: Rained all night, and still raining. Not much fun on our travel day. I know I shouldn't have washed my vehicles. Our next stop is St. Anthony's at the very top of the western tip of Newfoundland. Beautiful drive along the coast for most of the trip. Finally saw a moose, but couldn't get a good picture of him while driving. Have now seen two by the side of the road hit by cars, and one alive. This area supposedly has an abundance of them, but, we've been told we have to watch around dusk. With the extended daylight hours here,...

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