2010 New England and Atlantic Canada travel blog

Doyles, NL - Grand Codroy RV-Tent Camping Park - Site 8

Doyles, NL - Grand Codroy RV-Tent Camping Park - Site 8, another...

Doyles, NL - Grand Codroy RV-Tent Camping Park - Site 8, and...

Doyles, NL - Grand Codroy RV-Tent Camping Park - the Grand Codroy...

Doyles, NL - Grand Codroy RV-Tent Camping Park - the Long Range...

Kippens to Doyles 0 - our route - 85 miles

Kippens to Doyles 1 - the sea is still a little angry...

Kippens to Doyles 2 - the wildflowers have turned from pink to...

Kippens to Doyles 3 - a little construction along the way

Kippens to Doyles 4 - the Anguille Mountains on the West of...

Kippens to Doyles 5

Kippens to Doyles 6 - the Long Range Mountains to the East

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 0 - 132 miles

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 1 - some of the...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 2 - beautiful coastal waters

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 3 - the Cape Anguille...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 4

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 5

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 6 - some more of...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 7

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 8 - no warning of...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 9 - a farm and...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 10

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 11 - downtown Port aux...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 12 - this Sears is...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 13 - they don't have...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 14 - typical Port aux...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 15 - now that is...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 16 - very colorful

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 17 - St. James Anglican...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 18

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 19 - all the little...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 20 - the MV Joseph...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 21 - there is nothing...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 22

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 23

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 24

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 25 - the little village...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 26 - living the good...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 27 - no one has...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 28 - coming into Burnt...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 29 - like I said...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 30

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 31

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 32 - the Rose Blanche...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 33 - some of Rose-Blanche

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 34

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 35

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 36 - a very busy...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 37 - snow mobile crossing

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 38 - a nice waterfall...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 39 - the Fireweed is...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 40 - this is Goldenrod...

Cape Anguille-Rose Blanche Side Trip 41-This is also along the road &...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 42 - Tabletop Mountain, so...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 43 - Twin Hills, though...

Cape Anguille - Rose Blanche Side Trip 44 - the bald areas...


Our drive from Kippens to Doyles was 85 miles is some still very strong winds left over from Earl, I guess, though the winds are frequently strong in this area without a storm. One 20 km section they have very large signs warning drivers with campers and trailer to be cautious as the winds are sometimes gusting to 200 kph. As we were leaving the Port au Port Peninsula driving along the shoreline I had the wheel cocked almost 45° to keep us going straight! We also managed to fill up the Mothership just before arriving at the campground at 1.101 per Liter or 4.158 per gallon and we only needed 226.249 L for a 250.91 fill up. Another big OUCH!! The Canadian dollar is almost equal to the US dollar so I don't convert that any more.

We are staying at the Grand Codroy RV/Tent Camping Park which is the same place we stayed our first night in Newfoundland. We had a better pick of the sites this time so we have a much larger site that is really nice, though still a bit windy. We have 30 amp full hookups, good WiFi, and minimal cell service. We will be here three nights before catching the ferry back to Nova Scotia on Wednesday. The campground is less than 50% occupied right now even though Monday is Labour Day in Canada as well as in the US, but that will change Tuesday when a 26 RV caravan comes in. It appears they are taking the same ferry we are. I think that is the last caravan in Newfoundland.

Monday we went for a ride along the coast. We went West through the Codroy Valley, to Cape Anguille until we ran out of road, then went down to Port aux Basque to check our route to get on the ferry. We then went East along the coast until we ran out of road at Rose Blanche. It was all very picturesque, especially the small villages along the coast. In all we travelled 132 miles and it took about five hours. We then tried to eat at a couple of local restaurants only to find them open six days a week with the one day being closed - yep, you guessed it, Monday!!!

Tuesday was spent getting ready for the ferry ride and a little maintenance on the Mothership. We will leave the campground about 8:30-9:00 tomorrow morning to catch the 12:45 ferry. We are supposed to arrive in Nova Scotia about 6:15 tomorrow evening if all goes well. I am not sure if I will have WiFi tomorrow night or Pictou, NS the following two nights so those entries may have to wait until we reach PEI on Saturday.

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