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Jul 7, 2017 - Labador

The Labrador experience LOCATION: Blanc-Sablon, Quebec MILES DRIVEN 100 round trip in jeep WEATHER cloudy cool and supper windy WHERE WE STAYED Northern Lights Hotel STORY; 7/6 Got up a 5:30 to be at ferry ticket office by 6 to get ticket for 8 o’clock ferry. While I did that Barb got a takeout breakfast ready to eat in the jeep while we waited to board. Things were going great till the ships load officer said that we would try to make it in to port in Quebec but high winds might stop us from docking ( 45 to 50 M/H with higher gusts). The...

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Maritime's 2017

Jul 9, 2015 - Labrador - July 2015

We took a mini vacation to Labrador. For us, that means leaving our 'home on wheels' behind, and take a ferry from Newfoundland to Labrador. There is an RV Park across the street from the Marine office at St. Barbe. It is a large parking lot with electrical hookups. Water is available with a hose and there is an inconvenient dump. However, the park is very convenient and they expect you will be leaving your RV for a couple of days. The ferry from St. Barbe, Newfoundland to Blanc Sablon, Quebec is inexpensive at C$18.60 for car & driver,...

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Aug 14, 2011 - L'anse au Clair, Labrador, Canada

We journeyed back to the L'anse au Clair where we would spend the night. We stopped in Red Bay to visit the a Canadian Historical site for the Basque whaling industry. This is where the San Juan was sunk. The discovery was after many years of research, in the bay is a wreck of a more modern ship that helped the archaeologist find the San Juan only 100 yds away. In the pictures you will see a trowel and a scuba diver, this indicate that the artifact was found on the land and in the sea. We visited the Red Bay town center a wright whale...

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Jul 15, 2011 - St Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada

The next day we left for St Anthony, Newfoundland. After parking in the campground we joined another couple, Bill and Nancy, and drive into downtown St Anthony (joke, it is a small town). We ate lunch at the lighthouse, saw the Viking place for dinner. Saw a dozen icebergs, and one whale. I drooled over the many lakes all with trout. Here a tourist can park on the side of the road and fish without a license. We drove up to the top of the communication mountain and we drove all the roads that led out to the coast for more views of icebergs....

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Jul 13, 2011 - St Barbe, Newfoundland, Canada

Then we drove all the way back to Quebec and got on the ferry to Newfoundland. This time we were first, the bus backed on the ferry to let us off. The whole time we were in Labrador it rained. We then got off the ferry and walked back to the RV's. We had a birthday party for four people and then an evening of movies in our trailer. We ran the generator for the first time in a long time.

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Aug 19, 2010 - Thursday L'Anse au Clair, LAB

We started the day with a trip to the advertised “Largest Craft Outlet in the Labrador Region”. It was about the size of a single car garage. We still managed to spend a few bucks and after visiting every village on coastal Labrador, the claim of largest appears to be correct; not much commercialism here. We took a dirt road thru the booming town of L’Anse-Amour (population 9) to Point Amour Lighthouse. This lighthouse first illuminated in 1858, is still active today, and is the tallest in Atlantic Canada at 109 feet. We passed up the...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 18, 2010 - Wednesday L'Anse au Clair, LAB

We were awakened this morning by thunder and rain. Rolled over and went back to sleep for a couple of hours. Newfoundland only has 60 miles of paved road – or so we’ve been told. Bob is out to determine if that is true! Today we drove about 50 of those paved miles to visit Red Bay and a whale museum. We’ve heard from several people that Red Bay was a view ‘not to be missed’. The drive was very scenic and we learned a great deal about whaling and how the Basque got started in Labrador, but I’ve got to tell you, neither Bob nor I could find...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 17, 2010 - Tuesday L'Anse au Clair LAB

We arrived at the ferry parking lot and were directed to make a U-turn and pull alongside a truck already there. As we sat there, we watch a lot more cars and a few big semis arrive. Bob was glad the U-turn happened before the parking lot got full. The ferry arrived and the loading process began. We were motioned to go and drove across the single lane ramp onto the ferry. Bob was concerned that the rear of the RV might bottom out on the ramp. Next time we need to go at high tide so that the ramp won’t be so low. Onboard the ferry had two...

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The Trip of 2010

Jul 20, 2009 - Labrador

Overnight, the rains continued with the wind picking up around 2:00 AM. Norma decided to close the slides to see if the rocking and rolling of the fifth wheel would subside. It did seem to help as we both went back to sleep and upon awakening at 6:30 AM discovered the temperature had risen overnight to 53 degrees and the rain was now only a mist. The weather here is really affected by the maritime climate with the northwestern peninsula of Newfoundland being less than one hundred miles wide and the weather being influenced by both the...

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Jul 19, 2009 - Day 41 L' Anse au-Clair, Labrador

We woke up this morning to a hard rain and very windy. After breakfast at the hotel, we started driving up the coast towards Red Bay. Along the way, we saw several more icebergs and drove out a gravel road to Point Amour lighthouse. Here, the wind and rain was even worse, but we toured the lighthouse as it had period dressed guides. This is the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada that you can walk to the top and out on the enclosed observation deck. We took the 124 steps to the top but our view was very limited due to the rain and fog....

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Jul 18, 2009 - Day 40, Lanse Au Clair, Labrador

We started about 7:30am and arrived at the campground in Portland Creek, Newfoundland about 2:30pm. We called the Newfoundland to Labrador ferry company to make reservations for tomorrow and found that they were booked completely for tomorrow, but we could get stand-by for 6:00pm tonight. We unhooked the car and headed for the ferry terminal that was about 100 miles north along the northern coast of Newfoundland. We had to be there as much before 6:00pm as possible in order to have a chance to make the ferry. Lois drove at a fairly quick...

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Aug 16, 2008 - Strait of Belle Isle

The crossing to Labrador! - Saturday, August 16 We woke early, if not bright, and began preparing to leave. The ferry to Labrador leaves at 8:00 and you have to be checked in and in line no later than 7:15. I walked over to the ferry office and got our ticket, then we disconnected and drove a quarter mile to the loading dock. We will be gaining a half hour on this trip, as Labrador and Quebec are on Atlantic time. The crossing is 19 kilometers, or about 12 miles. The ferry is the MV (Marine Vessel) Apollo. It’s a good looking ship from a...

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