Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Corner Brook, Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada

Jul 16, 2017 - ziplining - the ONLY way to fly!

If you’ve never tried zip-lining………………….give it a go! It is a blast!!!!!! When we arrived on The Rock we inquired about zip-lining at the Port aux Basques Visitors Centre. The young girl there suggested Marble Mountain – THE place to zip-line in all of Newfoundland. And today is the day! A group of 17 gathered at the marshalling area and the nervous energy was palpable. Several had never had the pleasure of this activity and they were clearly questioning their sanity in making the decision to fly 600’ above a roaring waterfall on steel...

Jump to full entry

Jul 15, 2017 - seein' the sights in the south

Sad to say a final good-bye to Rocky Harbour but anxious to check out Corner Brook just down the road – the story of our lives on Newfoundland. One place is wonderful but we want to know what’s around the next corner! We had a bunch of info about Corner Brook as we had stopped at the visitor’s centre on our way north from Port Aux Basques almost a month ago. Wow it’s been a month already! After dropping our trailer at the regional RV Park we walked around downtown and were sad to see yet another city lose its business center to strip malls...

Jump to full entry

Aug 23, 2016 - Friends, berries, winds, ferries

We stopped to see friends in Pasadena for an old fashioned traditional Newfoundland Sunday dinner. We also went blueberry picking up the hill not too far from Jim's. We all had a good time eating and picking, awesome berry patch as we all got our ice cream buckets full. We left and stayed at Wreckhouse with paved parking. We had 90 kmh wind!!! The ocean winds are more dense, I would assume because of the humidity RV'ers should not stay in this area, there have been numerous truckers have flipped over along the highway. And now, on to Port...

Jump to full entry

Jun 24, 2012 - Pictures cannot capture, nor words describe what we're seeing!!

As we were leaving Stephenville Crossing this morning, we were uncertain where we would land this evening. It was essential we find an RV park to refill our fresh water supply. We haven’t taken on water since being Newfoundland because of all of the warnings about boiling water from the fresh water taps. I will come back to the water issue further along in my posting. It appears from our travel guide there are only 3 RV parks in Corner Brook. One park doesn’t open until today, another can’t accommodate RVs as large as ours and the third...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Dream On

Sep 11, 2010 - Saturday Doyles, NL

Raining again. We slept in and got a late start with a gap in the drizzle around noon. The drive was misty the whole way but overall a great drive with only a few bumps. We arrived at the Grand Codroy RV Park and visited with the owners. These were the folks who were so nice to us last year when we had to return home so quickly. They thanked us for the wine (from San Sebastian Winery) we had given them on our trip through here almost a month ago. This is a very nice RV park and was almost empty when we arrived. Once the ferry arrived around...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


The Trip of 2010

Sep 10, 2010 - Friday Corner Brook, NL

A wet and dreary day. Bob finally succumbed and went next door to Tim Horton’s for coffee and donuts. (Tim Horton’s is a Canadian fast food restaurant chain almost everywhere in Canada – more than McDonalds). Bob’s plan was to drive the 36 miles to the Gulf of St Lawrence to find sunshine and spectacular scenery of the “Blow Me Down Mountains” and the “Bay of Islands”. We did find sunshine at the end of the road at Lark Harbor and good scenery, but not great. On the way back we stopped downtown at the Newfoundland Emporium – an interesting...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


The Trip of 2010

Sep 9, 2010 - Thursday Cornerbrook, NL

The weather report called for extensive rain and possibly thunderstorms starting late this afternoon and getting worse into Friday morning. We decided to drive straight through to Cornerbrook rather than drive halfway, sightsee, spend the night and drive in the rain and wind on Friday. Instead, we hit the rain shortly before the Cornerbrook area and have been sitting in the rain since. Halfway here, we pulled off in a vacant lot and had lunch. In the same lot, a mobile van was selling fries and squid rings. It’s hard to believe, but Bob...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


The Trip of 2010

Aug 17, 2009 - Corner Brook, NL - Tablelands in Gros Morne NP

(Ron Writing) This morning we continued west on Hwy 431 on a very scenic drive along the south side of Bonne Bay. There are several small towns, Birchy Head, Glenburnie, Shoal Brook, Winter House, and Woody Point along the way to the end of the road at Trout River. Along the way the highway runs through the southern part of Gros Morne NP in an area called the Tablelands. We stopped at the Harbor in Trout River and noticed a fishing boat just coming in. We walked over to the wharf to watch the action as the men unloaded cod from the boat. A...

Jump to full entry

Jul 16, 2009 - Newfoundland

7/15/09 - 7/16/09 On 7/15 we made the ferry voyage from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland. The ferry bridges the Northumberland Strait between the two provinces and is part of the coast to coast Trans Canada Highway. The trip across the strait is 100 miles wide and it takes the ferry approximately 4 ½ hours to make the trip averaging a little over 22 miles per hour for the trip. The ferry is huge with the capacity to transport anything that could be hauled over the dry land portions of the TCH, plus walk on...

Jump to full entry

Jul 12, 2009 - Final days-Rocky Harbour to Corner Brook to Deer Lake

Well I finally got on the computer and its my last full day here in NFLD. The weather the past few days has been beautiful and warm. Thursday We left Rocky Harbour and went to see the Tablelands in the south part of Gros Morne. Talk about a contradiction in landscape it was like a mountainous desert on one side of the highway and green with vegetation on the other. After that we headed to Cormack to stay for the night just outside of Deer Lake. We drove to Big Falls and saw the salmon jumping up the falls, that was really neat. Friday...

Jump to full entry

Jun 26, 2009 - Corner Brooke

We had been driving for half an hour when the skies emptied. Real Welsh rain. The roads were instantly flooded, the tramlines from the Big Rigs on the road instantly became canals in the road several inches deep. We continued driving in the torrent until a couple of mountain passes later were crossed an imagionary line and were bathed in sunlight once again. From there on in, each pass brought with it differing weather, wet, dry, wet etc.. We visited Corner Brook, a very busy little town. Had lunch and stocked up on supplies.

Jump to full entry

Jul 21, 2008 - Monday, Corner Brook, NL (116 miles)

Monday, July 21 When we left the campground we drove part of the way in the rain today. By the time we got to Corner Brook it had quit, although it was cooler. It’s the first day we needed jeans instead of shorts or capri’s on the trip. Corner Brook is the second largest city in Newfie and located on the hill-flanked Humber Arm of Humber Bay, which flows into the Bay of St. Lawrence. It’s a well-protected ocean inlet and a famed salmon fishing area. The city center is a large paper mill that’s still in operation. That, along with the...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com