2010 New England and Atlantic Canada travel blog

Grand Falls-Windsor - Sanger Memorial RV Park - Site 33


The trip to Grand Falls-Windsor was a quick 136 miles under a light drizzle. It was the same road (Trans-Canadian Hwy 1), more commonly called the TCH here, we had been over when we went East after first arriving in Newfoundland. You may remember we had tried to stay in Grand Falls-Windsor two weeks ago when we were on our way to the Eastern side of the island and they were full. This time we called ahead and made sure they had room for us and we are staying at the Sanger Memorial RV Park. We have full hookups, good cell service and WiFi is available at the office but I will not be using it. It's just too much hassle to pack up all of your stuff and traipse a hundred yards to the office to find you have forgotten something you need, especially since my battery is old and only lasts about 10 minutes without plugging in. We have found that most of the parks here have decent WiFi service but there are still a few like this one that haven't caught up to the technology yet. Once you pay for the service, it doesn't cost much more to install a couple of extra routers through the park so everyone can have the service at their sites. Of course the data usage would then been much higher and I don't know what that would cost. The park has large sites compared to most Canadian RV parks and is used heavily by the Newfoundlanders for camping. We have seen very few American RVs on this trip, maybe 5-10% of the RVs we've seen. In Nova Scotia and New Brunswick we saw a lot of Ontario and Quebec tags. Here in Newfoundland it is mostly Newfoundland tags though there have been a few from the other provinces.

We will only be staying here one night, and staying in the campground, as we traverse the island back West to what they call the Northern Peninsula. Tomorrow we head for Rocky Harbour which is just outside Gros Morne National Park.

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