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Jul 23, 2018 - Travel back to Nova Scotia via Argentia and Placentia, Castle Hill

Today is our last day on our adopted home of Newfoundland, “The Rock”. We leave Nfld. On another Marine Atlantic ferry from the Port terminal at Argentia Nfld., aboard the M/V Atlantic Vision. This is a 16.5 hour overnight transit out into the North Atlantic Ocean and back across the Cabot Straight to North Sydney NS. We enjoyed a very nice buffet supper and had staterooms for a good nights sleep. This was much like a mini cruise. Before boarding we had a few hours to tour the area. In the small town of Placentia we found a couple of very...

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Sep 3, 2017 - On the Ferry to Newfoundland Canada

Cooked breakfast for us, what I like to call camping breakfast potatoes. We packed up our bags to take on the ferry and put away all of our stuff so we could put the trailer in storage. Headed off to get some last minute snacks etc. On to the ferry dock to wait for our turn to board, they want you there 2 hours ahead departure time. We boarded the ferry around 4:00 PM and it departed at 5:30 PM. Once on the ferry we wandered around and took in all the sights of the harbor and the ferry. We went to the buffet on the ferry for dinner. It was...

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Jul 30, 2017 - 17 hour ferry ride

Today was mostly a wait for it day. I did laundry and got it done while it was misting but shortly after it rained pretty hard for a few hours. Then it stopped and got brighter when it was time to unhook and get ready to roll. We left the campground at 2 PM to go less than 4 miles to the ferry. Once we were measured and given boarding passes, we got in a line to wait to board the ferry. At 4 we were told to go to our rigs while they verified our boarding passes and made sure our propane was shut off. We boarded the ferry around 5 PM but...

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Jun 17, 2017 - Underway for Newfoundland

Underway for Newfoundland LOCATION: Argentia, NL MILES DRIVEN none WEATHER low of 50 high of 65 and very windy WHERE WE STAYED Argentia sunset Park STORY; June 16 Cleaned up and stowed away all loose things in the camper and the jeep. We set the fridge on its coldest temp yesterday and froze 7 or 8 bottles of water. I replaced a broken trailer plug on the jeep. So at 3:30 we headed to the ferry terminal as ready as we can be. The check in went very smooth. We were told to stage in lane 12, all the other campers were in lanes 13 and 14, so I...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Ferry to Newfoundland

I’ve been planning a trip to Newfoundland for over 10 years. In fact, two years ago, I was actively enroute to Newfoundland. My plan was to take the long, overnight ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Argentia, Newfoundland, and then return via the shorter ferry from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, back to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. I had my ferry and campground reservations all confirmed. I was traveling in my RV when I received a news report. The ferry to Newfoundland had bumped the dock while departing. It was a minor accident; no...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Argentia ferry to Sydney, Nova Scotia

Well not much to tell, we got our laundry done and headed down to Argentia, we checked out the archaeological site and a few walking trails up to the old French Fort. The ferry left at 6:30 but you have to be there early if you have a reservation at least 2 hours prior to 6:00 so we didn't have a lot of time to do stuff. It was on and off rain all day so there wasn't a lot we could have done anyway. The Atlantic Vision ferry is big and relatively new, lots of people and quite different to the BC ferry we're use to and a lot more expensive....

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Jul 26, 2011 - Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada

We started out the day with breakfast in St John's. Then we drove 85 miles to Argentia to catch the 15 hour ferry to Nova Scotia. We got on and the ferry left about 6 PM. We arrived in North Sydney, Nova Scotia about 9 AM the next morning. We had a nice cabin aboard the ferry and we had the buffet for dinner. In the morning at 7 AM we had the breakfast buffet aboard the ship before we drove off the ferry.

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Jul 9, 2011 - Newfoundland, at Last

Today we landed in Newfoundland!!! Henceforth to be referred to as NFLD, It’s a beautiful day, after a great smooth crossing on the largest ferry I’ve ever seen. Our group of 20 Coaches was just the start, a bunch of large trucks, school busses, various types of campers, and a bunch of cars, made quite a load. Our group all had state rooms for the night; the boat had a couple of good restaurants, for dinner, and a large lounge! The crossing took about 17 hours, and we all had a lot of fun. Today we took a trip to Cape St Mary’s Ecological...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Sunday Argentia NL

The 43 bicyclists packed up and cycled out of the park heading to St John’s. The manager said that a lot of the camping gear was damaged by the winds and left behind. The cyclists were on a coast-to-coast journey from Vancouver to St John’s and their day’s ride would get them to St. John’s to complete their 2 month journey. The tents and camping gear would be traded in for a hotel and probably partying on the famous George Street. We relaxed for awhile and then drove into Placentia for gas, Sunday paper, and bread. The Sunday paper doesn’t...

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The Trip of 2010

Sep 4, 2010 - Saturday Argentia NL

We woke up in our gravel parking lot to heavy fog. Luckily, the foggy driving only lasted 15 minutes as we rounded the peninsula and headed north hoping to find a telephone signal. We didn’t have a reservation for this long holiday weekend and we were hoping to find a RV park that wasn’t full. The telephone signal didn’t cooperate in the small villages, and we didn’t reach a strong signal until we reached the first town in Placentia. The 4 RV parks that we called said “sorry – all full up”. Bob thought the Argentia RV park next to the ferry...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 21, 2010 - The Ferry Adventure

There wasn't much to do to get ready for breakfast since we slept in our clothes. A trip to the bathroom and we were good to go. We slept on deck seven and had to go to deck five for the cafeteria. Meals on board were reasonable and not bad. Spent the morning reading yesterday's Globe and Mail. At 11:00 AM the onboard entertainment started in the bar. Two guys and a drum machine and they sang (well) all types of songs. They would play for an hour and then take an hour rest. This pattern continued until 6:30 PM. A great way to pass the time....

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Jul 17, 2009 - Arriving in Newfoundland

After a wonderful day of riding the Cabot Trail we arrived in North Sydney, Nova Scotia for a 9 p.m. departure on the MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood Ferry to Argentia, Newfoundland. The ride was scheduled to be 12-14 hours in length. To our dismay not only was this trip going to be 17 hours; but it also left the port an hour and a half late. The ship has four engines (one of the engines was down and the crew was waiting on a part from Germany). Since the part did not arrive before our departure the trip time was longer. The ship itself was...

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