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Aug 6, 2015 - Insectarium

We got a special private tour of the Insectarium before it was open to the public, just a short stroll away from the parking lot where we camped last night. This tribute to and temple of insects is the work of a man who developed a passion about bugs during his professional life when his job with the ag department involved keeping insect infestations under control. He said that after spending all those years killing them, it was time for him to tell their story. So here, in the middle of nowhere, was a fabulous collection of exotic bugs...

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Jul 8, 2015 - St. Barbe and St. Anthony

Today was moving day. We had a short drive of about 112 miles north on route 430 to a parking lot type RV Park at St. Barbe where we planned to leave the motorhome while we took the car across the Belle Straits to Blanc Sablon, PQ and a brief exploration of the straits shore of Labrador. I had called ahead and reserved a site with 30-amp electricity. But when we arrived we discovered that the woman in charge had mistakenly saved a spot for us last night. The cause of the problem was a blanket blank caravan of 22 motorhomes that had invaded...

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Jul 14, 2014 - St. Barbe, Newfoundland

This morning Bill and Margaret awoke around 5:00 am for some unknown reason. The Bowles said around 7:00. We had a breakfast buffet at the motel before boarding our tour bus at 10:00. We had overcast skies, wind, fog and a promise of rain. The main reason for coming to Labrador was to visit the Basque Museum in Red Bay. We asked why we always saw Newfoundland and Labrador listed together such as on signs and license plates. He stated that they were a single province although they fly separate flags. The driver was born and raised in...

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Aug 9, 2012 - St. Anthony to St. Barbe

Thursday, August 09, 2012 – St. Barbe RV Park We arrived around noon. The road was terribly bumpy and we travelled slowly. The speed limit was 55 but we went around 40mph. From St. Anthony to St. Barbe some of the places we saw were Green Island Cove, Sandy Cove, Nameless Cove ( I like this name the best – nameless), Deadman Cove, Bear Cove, etc. After parking we went across the street to have lunch. A good place to eat was what the RV park lady told us. Yes, it was. I had a chicken sandwich and Lowell had hot turkey with corn and mashed...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Saint Barbe, Nfld, Canada

Today most people took a special trip to Red Bay, Labrador. The owner of Yankee RV (Rod,our wagon master) has been coming to this area for 25 years and over the years the carvaners have brought items to the Inuits (First Nation people). Many items are hard for them to get such as school supplies, sporting equipment for the children, small appliances, etc. My Sunday School class friends should know that I also included some of the small wooden crosses from First Baptist Church of Callahan. The caravaners were supposed to leave their RV's in...

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Aug 30, 2010 - St. Barbe, NL - St. Barbe RV Park

We only drove 81 miles getting from St. Anthony to St. Barbe and 11 of those were into St. Anthony and back to get the Mothership fed - 62.53 gallons at 4.142 a gallon - OUCH!! We arrived at St. Barbe RV Park about 1:00 p.m. and quickly had camp made - level, put out the slides, and hook up 30 amps. The park has four 30 amp connections right against the building. It also has two 15 amps extension cords running from inside the building so that two more could have electricity. The rest of the sites are boondocking. The only purpose to come...

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Aug 16, 2010 - Monday St. Barbe, NL

An early checkout time of 11 am got us started a bit earlier than normal to no avail. A big Dutch Star motor home from Alberta pulled out a few minutes before we were ready and blocked us in while he fiddled with getting his car hooked up. We were on the road by 11:15 and instead of the mountainous curvy road we had three days ago coming into Gros Morne National Park, the road north was relatively flat and mostly along the shoreline of the Gulf of St Lawrence. To be on the safe side (not knowing the diesel availability up north), we filled...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 11, 2009 - Plum Point, NL - Port au Choix Historic Site

(Ron Writing) This morning it was still very cloudy and we had some light rain. It soon got brighter and by noon the sky was almost clear and we had sun the rest of the day. Temperatures were in the mid-70’s and only a slight breeze – just perfect. We continued heading north on Hwy 430 toward the upper end of the Northern Peninsula. This scenic route is called the Viking Trail. Our first stop was just a few miles north at The Arches Provincial Park. The arches are natural limestone formation on the shore right near the water line. It’s a...

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Aug 4, 2009 - St Barbe, NF

We left Gros Morne NP for Saint Barbe to stage for the ferry to Labrador. We reserved a slot on the 10:30am ferry on 5 Aug and settled in for the night. There wasn't much to see here, so we kicked back & got some domestic stuff done. We planned on leaving motor home in Newfoundland & packed a bag for an overnight in a B&B. We met some new friends (Harold & Marilyn) who were on the same itinerary for Labrador.

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Jul 21, 2009 - Return to Saint Barbe

After a pleasant and restful night in L’Anse Au Clair, we awoke to 48 degrees this morning with overcast skies. The hotel had cable TV with more than one channel so we enjoyed watching the news and weather reports including news from the US as we received two Boston channels. Since retirement we have become addicted to watching a portion of the morning news shows alternately switching between NBC, CBS and ABC. We had not seen anything but Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) morning shows in the past two weeks and a couple of days we did...

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Jul 19, 2009 - Saint Barbe Newfoundland

We arose early to begin our journey to St. Barbe. The only RVP near the ferry has only eight electrical sites and they are on an availability at arrival only basis. It has been a very windy night and day. There was an almost steady wind overnight of 15 -20 miles per hour with gusts to 35 miles per hour. Norma said she started to get up and take some Dramamine due to the rocking of the fifth wheel. There was some rain overnight but it did not begin in earnest until this morning. Due to the winds we were a little apprehensive about the trip...

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Aug 15, 2008 - Dance of Dolphins

Whales and dolphins make our day! - Friday, August 15 We got up and out early today. The whales are waiting off the coast of St. Anthony and we are anxious to see them. We drove through town to the boat dock and found a place to park. One thing I love about Canada - it’s big and parking is never a problem. Several groups of people were already there and several more showed up in the next quarter hour. Enough to make a good boat load. Sometimes watching the people on these trips is as entertaining as watching the wildlife. There were half a...

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