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Jul 8, 2017 - Celtic Rendezvous By The Sea (7/6 - 7/11/17)

I have to say that this is one of the top 5 places we have been ever!! Unfortunately the pictures just don't give the same perspective as the real thing. The RV parking area isn't much to look at - it is a parking lot with 12 hookups. But it is located about 200' above the most magnificent cove/bay view that we have ever seen! It is absolutely breathtaking!! There are five islands that can be viewed. They are covered with seagulls and nesting puffins!! There are in numbers you can't imagine. There is another island behind the closest one...

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Jul 28, 2015 - La Manche Trail

We’re getting near the end of our stay at Celtic Rendezvous. Today we took a local hike that begins in Bauline East Harbor and goes to a suspension bridge at La Manche. We could have hiked from the Phaeton but decided to drive to the harbor parking lot instead. That made it about a 3.25 mile hike. From the parking lot the trail follows a road sharply up hill before flattening out for a while. It soon becomes a trail with diverse surfaces including wooden platforms, strategically placed rocks, dry creek beds, and stairs. Eventually the trail...

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Jul 27, 2015 - Revisiting Highlight Spots

The weather continued to improve today. We decided to visit a few places that we saw nine years ago. Our first stop was Cape Spear. It lies south and east of St. John’s and is the eastern most point in North America. The site features the original lighthouse building and the current lighthouse that was constructed in the 1950s. We strolled the trails at Cape Spear enjoying the views and a few distant whales. Annie met a friend along the way who was four times her size. From Cape Spear you can see Cabot Tower, which stands atop Signal Hill...

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Jul 14, 2015 - Celtic Rendezvous RV Park

It was back to the Trans-Canada Highway again today headed east. The road turns south as it winds its way through Terra Nova National Park and then east again before turning north toward St. John’s. About 20 miles south of St. John’s we left the main highway onto a narrow, sometimes bumpy, route 13 that cuts across the hills to route 10, part of the Irish Loop. We followed route 10 as it climbed and then dove into harbors a few times until we got to the turnoff toward Bauline East. Now the road was quite narrow and up and down but we...

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Aug 14, 2010 - Bauline East, NL - Celtic Rendezvous Cottages and RV Park

We drove 166 miles today coming down to Bauline East from Eastport under overcast skies again. It tried to rain a couple of times but thankfully never succeeded. All except the last 25 miles were on Trans Canadian Highway 1 which is a great road. The last 25 miles were on so-so roads with the last 3 miles being very narrow but smooth blacktop. We are staying at the Celtic Rendezvous by the Sea Cottages and RV Park. We had reserved one of the two prime sites so we could see the ocean out of our front windows. In the first three hours we were...

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Sep 11, 2008 - Continent's end

A drive out to Cape Spears - Thursday, September 11 I’m not one to dwell on 9-11, but today is the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack, and we are in a place where people opened their hearts and their homes to the thousands of air travelers that were stranded here, many of them from the United States. Today in St. John’s, firefighters held a memorial service for the hundreds of American firefighters who lost their lives. People here remember 9-11 with sadness, but a lot of that sadness today is for what America has become since...

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