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Sep 13, 2016 - Bonavista Peninsula

Today we made our way along the Discovery Trail around the Bonavista Peninsula ,another warm sunny day! Driving along I saw a sign reading Lethbridge, for a moment I thought I was back in Alberta.and going to Swift Current yesterday for the car museum. Interesting to see familiar names but in another Province. We stopped at a sm Community called Trinity. We enjoyed a coffee by the water and then walked around taking in some little shops. There were a lot of old buildings dating back several centurys and has been keep up for tourism, that is...

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Sep 12, 2016 - Clarenville

We left St John's this morning, we are going to miss that place! We made a stop in Swift Current to see Vernon Smith's Classic car Collection.There is no getting past this one! A nice break for Frank and happy to see him In his element! We then made it to our campsite for the next 2 nights called Lakeside at Thornburn Lake. It is a central location for our tour on the Bonavista peninsula. We were amazed with all the rocks in the "ponds" along side the hyway. It looks like they grow there instead of plant life. Lol The wind was a challenge...

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May 3, 2016 - Newfoundland - Clarenville

We arrived in St Johns, Newfoundland at 10 30 am, after an early start and a loss of 3 1/2 hours. Picked up a Hyundai Elantra at the airport and took to the road to Clarenville. Amazing drive, approx 180 km of nothing. Started with rock and changed to Pine Trees half way along the highway, spotted with the occasional beautiful lake. Was pleased to reach this llittle town which is situated on a lake and is very picturesque. Weather has turned atrocious again. Expecting maximum 2 deg and minimum -1 deg tomorrow and Glenn left his new Merrell...

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Aug 8, 2011 - Lumsden-Elliston-Bonavista-Clarenville

Monday Well we got up early and I couldn't stop thinking of where Shirley said she thought Cinderella was, so I had to go look before we went. It had rained that night and I put my rubber boots on as I knew I'd have to go into or through the alder bog. Dave was still shaving so I headed out without him. What a needle in a hay stack, alder and brush everywhere waist high grass, I thought it would be impossible. I tried to get to higher ground so I could see better and Shirley had said she remembered as kids sitting on a rock and looking down...

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Aug 4, 2009 - St. John's, NL (Day 3) - Marine Inst., Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi Lake

(Ron Writing) We had heavy rain and dense fog last night but no rain today. It was partly sunny this afternoon. Our first adventure was a tour of the Marine Institute. This college has a reputation as being the foremost school in the world for all things related to marine industries. They offer courses in fields ranging from ship diesel mechanics, marine engineering, aquaculture, seafood processing, and offshore oil related studies. They have some very advanced simulation labs for simulating the effects of ocean currents and waves on ships...

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Aug 3, 2009 - St. John's, NL (Day 2) - Exploring the Waterfront Area

(Ron Writing) Well if this is August in St. John’s, we definitely do not want to experience January! It was cool, never got much over 60°, cloudy, foggy, and rainy all day. We decided it wasn’t a very good day for most of the sightseeing we wanted to do, but we did run some errands and then drove down to the old waterfront and harbor area to do a walking tour. Luckily the couple hours we were there were the nicest part of the day. The highlight of the day was touring the Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. There are many old...

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Aug 2, 2009 - St. John's, NL - Drive to St. John's

(Ron Writing) We attended worship service at Memorial United Church in Clarenville this morning. After church we headed south on Hwy 1, the Trans Canada Highway (TCH). We spent most of the afternoon driving with a couple stops at roadside farmer’s market stands. We bought some fresh veggies but they were all out of the strawberries they were advertising along the road. We got to St. John’s late this afternoon. St. John’s is the largest city on the island of Newfoundland or in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. It has a population of...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Clarenville, NL (Day 2) - Work on a Rainy Day

(Ron Writing) We had a rainy day, just as the weather forecast predicted. We needed to do our laundry anyway and figured it would be better to do that today than when the weather is more conducive to sightseeing. It’s not so easy to find a laundromat in Newfoundland. There was exactly one in Gander when we did our laundry there a couple weeks ago. None of the places we’ve been since even had one until we got here to Clarenville and there is exactly one in this town. Our GPS doesn’t know much about this town so we were dependent on verbal...

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Jul 31, 2009 - Clarenville, NL - Puffins, Whales & Other Fun Stuff

(Ron Writing) We had a rainy night. Luckily it did not rain today and we had sunshine. This was our warmest day yet in Canada – it was in the mid 80’s and humid. But there was a good breeze so it was still quite comfortable. This morning we drove to the tip of Bonavista Peninsula just north of the town of Bonavista. This is the site of John Cabot’s landing in 1497. I often marvel at the bravery of these early explorers sailing into uncharted waters with their very small sailing vessels. There is a small park to commemorate Cabot’s landing...

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Jul 24, 2009 - Day 46 Thorburn Lake, Newfoundland

We woke up at 4:30am and were on the road to St Johns by 5:00am. It was slightly before daylight, so we started out driving very slow and cautious as this is moose time. Moose and car collisions are fairly common here in the early morning hours as the moose tend to wander on to the roads between dusk and daylight and a large number of people die here each year in these collisions. Lois drove, and Frankie and I watched for moose on the roadway or on the sides of the road. Since the tractor trailer truckers are rigged with multi-spotlights,...

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Jul 23, 2009 - Day 45 Thorburn Lake, Newfoundland

We arrived at Thorburn Lake campgound around lunch time. After lunch, we drove to Terra-Nova National Park and watched a film on the park at the visitors center. Even though it was lightly raining, we decided to hike Buckley Cove Trail, a 4.5 mile trail back to a beautiful view of a narrow inlet out to the ocean. The weeds along the trail were tall and wet so we all got our trouser legs wet, and our boots and socks soaked. The trail was a little slick for walking but we managed okay. The view at the end of the trail was okay, but not as...

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Jul 13, 2009 - Day 35 Thorburn Lake, Newfoundland and Labrdor

We stayed at the Kona campground a little later than usual so that we could drive to Triton, another good location for seeing the last of this year’s icebergs and possibly whales. It seems that you can drive out any side road in Newfoundland and see scenic fishing villages, lots of water and mountains. The drive to Triton was very scenic. It didn’t take us to the edge of the ocean as we had hoped, but we did see our first couple icebergs on this trip. They had drifted into the Notre Dame Bay out from Triton. It seems that this area along...

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