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Aug 22, 2012 - Placentia to Baccalieu Trail and back

Three or four years ago, when we were up in Canada to ride the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, we met some nice people from Newfoundland at the Best Western in Saint John, New Brunsick. Richard and Cathy made the mistake of giving us their name and number on the back of a Best Western card. Before this trip, I dug through the piles of stuff on my desk at home, found the card, and sent them an email (warning) that we were coming up. They had plenty of notice to be out of town. We called them from St.John's when we had to leave for no rooms, but...

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Aug 1, 2006 - Brigus

Drove from St. John's to Brigus (not to be confused with the Brigus South of yesterday, as it is on another peninsula - we found that Newfoundland is famous for reusing place names and we have found it confusing). Parked Hogan in the middle of the street next to the Hawthorne Cottage which was the home of Captain Bob Bartlett, a famed Artic explorer. He accompanied Admiral Robert Perry on many polar expeditions, including the famous one to the north pole. Actually he provided the supply ship that dropped Perry off for his run to the north...

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Jun 23, 2005 - Baccilieu Trail

Grey rainy day! Funny named places. Cupids, Heart's Desire, Heart's Delight, Dildo etc. Also a stopping point on this loop was Hawthorne Cottage Natl Historic Site - home of Capt. Bob Bartlett. He was the ship captain with Peary in the 'race to the north pole' --first discoverer of the North Pole. The house was a mix of Victorian luxury and 1950's colorschemes. © Nancy Nederlof 2005

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