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Jun 23, 2017 - Twillingate.........as pretty as it sounds

Twillingate is the gem of the central region of NFLD………..that’s what the tourist brochures told us. With this destination in mind we moved on up the line to Dildo Run Provincial Park, about 40km south of Twillingate. The stop at the visitor’s information centre at Notre Dame Junction had proven fruitful as the lady who worked there lives in Twillingate so could give us all kinds of useful tips. Most importantly to us was the condition of the road – well…..”I won’t lie to you,” she said……”there are potholes. It is doable but you have to slow...

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May 4, 2016 - Newfoundland - Twillingate

While making her calls this morning Pat called our hosts for tonight who told her that they had another Aussie couple staying over awaiting our arrival. I know we all talk about how small the world is but what are the chances of staying in the same b&b on the other side of the world with a couple from Perth. Twillingate has a population of about 2000 and as it is really still pre their tourist season there wouldn't be more than 100 tourists here at the moment. Had dinner with them last night. Company was good, food wasn't so good. I have to...

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Aug 2, 2015 - Twillingate

When we left Bonavista this morning it was parka weather and we spent at least at hour picking our way through thick fog. But by the time we got to Gander, the sun was out and we broke out the shorts. The locals have been telling us that this is the worst summer weather they have had in eighteen years and that they normally have summer temperatures. This is the first evidence of that we've had. When you look at a large map of Newfoundland, it looks like a sponge. It puts the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota to shame. Our route took us from one...

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Sep 24, 2014 - Central, Newfoundland

Given the amount of photos here, I really should have broken up what Newfies call "Central" into more blogs. Well, the damage is done and it's really just about the photos anyway. Aren't they amazing? The ferry crossing was quite rough; the previous day's cancelled due to wind resulting in a delay for us. We were so glad we had listened to Mary and made rezies! Running a little late, we still tried to visit Port aux Choix National Park, only to find it was closed for the season. Drat! As I got out of the truck, the wind nearly took off the...

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Rumsky Retirement?

Jul 22, 2014 - Twillingate Day 3

This morning we met at 9:00 for a tour of the Prime Berth Museum. It is owned by a gentleman whose name is Dave. On the way we saw smaller icebergs in the cove that came in overnight. Dave followed in his families footsteps as a fisherman. He gave a talk about the Cod fishing industry and it's demise. The corporate fishing industry out on the banks harvested too many reproducing Cod and there became a lack of fish. The demise in the 50's and the moratorium of 1992 brought down by the government in Ottawa decimated the small communities...

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Jul 21, 2014 - Twillingate, Day 2

This morning we had a tour scheduled for 10:00 at the Long Point Lighthouse. It was about 3 miles away. Everyone drove their cars or doubled up with someone else. We went by the iceberg to get a closer look before heading to the lighthouse. It had turned some since yesterday. The coastline at the lighthouse was spectacular. We were able to climb to the top of the tower which had a wonderful view. The afternoon was free time so we both drove around the area. That evening we went to the All Around the Circle Dinner Theater. We had a choice of...

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Jul 20, 2014 - Twillingate, Nfld Day 1

Today was just a drive day. We continued backtracking on Highway 430 until we got to Trans Canada #1E. The was clear and appears it will be warm. All the lakes we passed were as clear as glass. We had lot of hills to climb and step downgrades. The roads were fair and then got better when we reached the main highway. We drove 150 miles until taking off on 340N toward Twillingate. This road was called The Road to the Isles. It was a terrible road all the way to the end. Many chuckholes. As we arrived in town we saw a beautiful iceberg out in...

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Jul 15, 2014 - Twillingate - Day 2

Today we went exploring the area around Twillingate. The scenery was beautiful, although very hilly. Norm and I took the truck off-roading and searched out an iceberg in a nearby bay. I’ve included a couple of pictures. We drove up to the town of Crow Head and saw the lighthouse and viewed off the cliffs down to the ocean with the icebergs and whale touring boats. We had a nice lunch at the Crow’s Nest Cafe, a nice little cafe perched on the side of the hill with a beautiful view of the bay from their outdoor patio. Glenna and Ria went on a...

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Jul 15, 2014 - Twillingate

We drove back south from Rocky Harbour to the Trans Canada Highway ( TCH ) and then started east. Our goal today was a 350 km drive to Twillingate, a town on the north shore,about 100 kms off the TCH, and almost in the centre of Newfoundland, from an east/west perspective. We had been warned about rough roads, but they really weren’t any problem. We had a good drive and arrived at Peyton RV Park in Twillingate by mid afternoon. This is a nice little park, almost right on the Atlantic, with views of icebergs in the bay from our RV window....

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Aug 7, 2013 - Bonavista, Newfoundland

It has been over a week since our last entry and it is going to take a couple of days to catch-up. We did not have WIFI access for three days and we have a very busy day today and a very long travel day tomorrow. July 31 Ross had an appointment at Kenworth in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, about 8 miles south of St. John’s, for 0800 and he and Marge arrived at the shop about 0730. The door was closed but opened about 0745 and by 0800 the motorhome was in bay 2 of the shop and by 0810 a mechanic was working the motorhome. Ross and Elden we...

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Newfoundland 2013

Aug 6, 2013 - Twillingate, NL

August 5, travel day to Twillingate, NL Distance to Twillingate is 217 miles. We started out with intention of stopping at the Air museum in Gander but I got distracted and missed the turn; that’s what I get for leading. We stopped at a grocery store in Gander but it is a holiday in Gander and everything was closed. Canada has a lot of holidays. Up this point we were traveling on TCH-1, there major highway which is mostly good. At Gander we turned onto highway 330 which was rough is some places. From 330 to 331 to 340 to the Twillingate...

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Jul 31, 2013 - Twillingate, Newfoundland

Driving to Twillingate we stop at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum Gander in route. The most interesting thing was what their town did for the USA people on the planes during 911. Take a look at the pictures and the story. That night after arrival we had a Newfie Dinner and Show, really good dinner and show. The next day we tour the Prime Berth Fishing Museum which was very full of Information and wonderful stories. Then tour the Long Point Lighthouse and looked at the wonderful views. That night we had a musical performance of the Split...

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