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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Jul 14, 2008 - Corner Brook

JULY 13th Our ferry ride from Nova Scotia to New Foundland started at 9am.a beautiful sunny day with the water as smooth as glass. Our 6 hour boat ride was spent mostly outside,went in for lunch also went in for the entertainment in the bar, all in all a great ride. Once off the ferry the ferry we stopped at the information centre picked JULY 13th our ferry ride from Nova Scotia to New Foundland started at 9am.a beautiful sunny day with the water as smooth as glass. Our 6 hour boat ride was spent mostly outside,went in for lunch also went...

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Aug 31, 2007 - Rocky Harbor, Nfld

Today it was kind of rainy, but decided to try and take the boat trip to the fiords at Gros Morne National Park. We got out on the water for about 1/2 hour when the captain said that the fog was coming down too close to the water and we had to turn around and they refunded the full price of the ticket, what a deal. from there we headed towards Corner Brook where we met up with Bert & Emily Joyce. friends that Herb met many years ago on his trip to Newfoundland.

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