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Sep 6, 2016 - Another day in he Park

A slow start this morning, but eventually made our way back to Gros Morne National Park to see some more Points on a different side. As we travelled the hyway , there were a lot more higher elevations, looking over the St Lawerence Gulf. And very windy as well.I was hanging on the HS Handle a few times. We stopped at a Discovery Centre that displayed tons of information on the park and how it became. Another school day for us in history. The view today as we drove was magnificent. And it helped being a clear sunny day . We got back to our...

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Sep 5, 2016 - Gros Morne National Park

Today we set off to see Gros Morne National Park. As we traveled through the park the windy roads and water along side were so beautiful. Lots of drop offs that were cliffs caused by the St Lawerance erosion. Truly amazing. We reserved a spot to go on a boat tour into Western Brook Pond. Frank and I had to walk 3 k in , taking in the natural habitats of the land, from the marshland , to birds, trees, grassy land., we then hopped on a tour boat for 2 hrs . To see all the rock formations, several waterfalls, the pond use to be part of the...

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Sep 4, 2016 - Deer Lake NFLD

Our journey today took us along The TCH 1 and we decided to go into Stephenville and go around The French Ancestor's Route. As you can see with the pictures I posted, there was a loop around the water. Very scenic. I was concerned pulling the 5th wheel , but Frank managed it just fine. We then carried on to Deer Lake Campground in Deer Lake. Very reasonably priced and a good hub for unhooking and venturing off site seeing. Tomorrow we are going to Gros Morne National Park, and area , recommended by a few people we talked with. It was a...

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Aug 1, 2016 - Preparing for the tour

Pasadena, NL Aug 1-2 - Cornerbrook & Pasadena The drive was mainly a divided hwy, the terrain was rolling, you drive up and then down, not step, just long. This terrain reminded me of the Fraser Canyon on the Hope side, and changing to Salmon Arm area, as all of the hills/mountains are covered with trees and the fields covered in grass and hay. We picked up a few things at Walmart, and got water at the Dollar Store. Arrived at Jim & Dot's place in Pasadena around 2 pm and got parked, Jim's is a fellow I worked with back in PG. We have a...

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Aug 5, 2015 - an unscheduled stop

Trans Canada Highway 1 is the main road through the interior of Newfoundland and a decent two lane road for the most part. However, all the interesting places we want to see are on the coast, founded long before the highway system was built. So our pattern here seems to be going a bit west on TCH1 and then driving up a finger to a sea port destination and then retracing our steps, driving a bit farther west and going up the next finger. Lots of driving, not all that much progress. And when you travel over an especially squeaky, creaky part...

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Aug 15, 2013 - Deer Lake, Newfoundland

Today was a travel day and we had a long day with rain and high winds and 251 miles to cover from St. Anthony, Newfoundland to Deer Lake, Newfoundland. The day started out with moderate winds and light to heavy showers. We left the campground around 0830 and it was raining light and heavy showers for the first fifty miles or so. The rain eventually tapered off to nothing more than an annoying mist. However the further south we went the stronger the winds. We arrived at the campground around 1430 and after setting up we drove the...

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Aug 15, 2013 - Deer Lake, Newfoundland updated

August 15, 2013 travel day to Deer Lake, NL The day started off with heavy rain that lasted to about 8 am but didn’t completely abate. It was still raining when we left the campground at about 8:30 am. One could see patches of blue sky in the distance as we made our way to Deer Lake some 260 miles south but once we got there it was a short respite as the dark clouds were ahead again. Just before the turnoff to the Labrador ferry (at mile 70 from the previous campground) we saw a moose and calf swimming across a small pond (they are...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Deer Lake, NF

Just an overnight stop, but across the street from the Newfoundland Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. We visit this the morning before driving on. It was a really experience, he had a bee hive and explained all about bees. And butterflies is imports the lava and hatches them all there. It was a fun morning then off to Grand Codroy where we will spend two nights and take the ferry off of Newfoundland.

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Jun 19, 2013 - Deer Lake, Nfld, Canada

On Wednesday we drove to the Gateway to the North RV Park in Deer Lake. Not long after we arrived we drove our cars to Shire Falls where we were able to see the salmon jumping up the falls to lay their eggs. That night we drove to a ski lodge where we had a "screech in". Many of you know that is how you become an honorary Newfoundlander. This is my third trip up here and the third time I have kissed the cod fish. I think I am an official Newfoundlander for sure. The entertainers were the Sharecroppers. They are school teachers who do this...

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Jun 19, 2013 - Nuffie Screech-In Welcome

Today we drove 143 miles in the motorhome to Deer Lake, Newfoundland. There was 8 foot fencing along the road for miles and miles that said it was moose fencing to keep the moose from crossing the road. There were utility poles with wood crates built around them and the crates were filled with rocks. This is because they either could not dig down far enough to place the poles to make them secure or because the soil was so unstable that they needed to secure them with rocks in case of high winds. We drove miles through mountains of trees...

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Aug 5, 2012 - Deer Lake - Day Three - Insectarium

Sunday, August 05, 2012 Sunday, August 05, 2012 This morning we walked across the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) to the Butterfly and Insectarium. There used to be a butterfly house on the way to South Padre Is-land but this was really a marvelous one – with all types of insects including a glass cutter ant house, a working bee hive made of glass for viewing, and a large butterfly house with many different types of butterflies loose and flying around. Some of them even landed on us. We bought a quart of fresh local raspberries, they are sure...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Deer Lake Day One and Two

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 – Happy Birthday, Carolyn. We love you!! Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!! We headed for Corner Brook and the campgrounds there did not have strong enough WIFI for us to upload photos so we headed for Deer Lake. Arrived at Deer Lake and YEA! We have WIFI and it is strong enough. We are parked by the river with a covered picnic area, two picnic tables, fire pit, a large tree, and a huge strawberry on a small trailer. The park was full because a large Adventure Caravan group is here. Lowell mentioned we have...

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