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Sep 27, 2017 - Last Day on The Rock

On our last full day of driving in Newfoundland, we got an early start... sort of. With no internet for us to check our mail, we decided to just pack up and get moving. It was a little chilly 8C all night but the sun was sort of trying to come out. Today was supposed to be a short drive, so we thought since we were up early we'd stop part way at a Tim Horton's and use their internet. Well not far down the road, in Corner Brook we saw a grocery store off in the distance in a mall. Off the highway we turned and got everything on our list that...

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Sep 8, 2017 - From Corner Brook NL to the ferry dock

Toured from Corner Brook Newfoundland Canada to Port aux Basque Newfoundland Canada. Had dinner at a little restaurant overlooking the water. Watched our ferry come into the harbor. We drove to the boarding area and waited in line for the ferry. After we boarded we watched them load all the large trucks and RV’s. It looked like they were putting a jigsaw puzzle together. It was amazing how many of those trucks they got on the ferry. The ferry departed at 11:45 PM and we walked around for a while and then went to our cabin and tried to get...

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Sep 6, 2017 - Deer Lake to Port aux Basques

This is the 2nd time I’ve stayed at a Newfoundland Provincial Park & the 2nd time I don’t have phone or internet signal. I’ve learned that lesson too late since I leave Newfoundland tomorrow. No big deal. I finally managed to get a TV signal late this afternoon so will be able to watch Roger’s tennis match tonight (the first time my Satellite Finder actually worked). I’d read about a Captain Cook Historical site in Corner Brook which was on my route today but Corner Brook is built on the side of a hill & after following the GPS instructions...

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Canada 2017

Jul 18, 2017 - it appears......size DOES matter!!!

It was absolutely calm with blue skies and warm temps this morning in Stephenville so we decided to start the day with a beach hike down to the harbour at the end of the road. This was an area of tiny cabins set on the estuary with a working fish dock and boat launch. They were very basic cabins probably used for fishing holidays though not many were inhabited despite it being summer at last. We had intended it to be laundry day but it was so nice we decided to get our driving done and enjoy the sun in Port aux Basques. Good plan, right???...

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Oct 28, 2016 - Leaving Newfoundland

. Three weeks in Newfoundland visiting relatives, and it was time to catch the ferry back to Nova Scotia. Getting a reservation during the summer months can be tricky, sometimes you need a week or two in advance, but this time of year, not a problem. A call to Marine Atlantic, they already had our information in the computer from our trip over, a credit card, and we were all set. . But first, we had to say farewell to all the relatives, and I knew the "Minnesota Goodbye" was about to kick-in. Hazel and I had a late lunch with cousin Patsy...

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Sep 4, 2016 - Newfoundland

Sept 3 Our ferry ride, the MV Highlander took 7 hrs and was a smooth sailing journey. It was new since 2012, had comfortable chairs which reclined , and several TV's with a variety of shows playing. Good thing someone recommended ear buds , Frank was content and even had a few power snoozes. It really did make the sailing fast. I enjoyed reading my book, walking out and about too. There was sunshine, some wind and rain along the way, and when we arrived into NFLD ,the temperature was 16 degrees and sunny. No wifi last night as we stayed in...

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Aug 26, 2016 - Port au Basque

We arrived at Wreckhouse with paved parking. The winds were very calm at 6 pm, we hiked aroundand enjoyed the evening. Watch some DVDs About midnight the winds were howling!! We had 90 kmh wind!!! The ocean winds are more dense, I awould 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 au Basque I met a Quebec'er who hates his New Winnebago Navion, he had a list of things to rant about, we almost missed the ferry, haha.

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Jul 30, 2016 - going to the ROCK

July 29-30 - North Sydney We booked an RV site to meet up with the Brits(Roy & Lynn) and be ready tomorrow for the Ferry. Filled up propane at Canadian Tire then check-in for the Ferry, next stop Port aux Basque, Newfoundland. We stayed at J.T. Cheeseman campground. July 31 -Port au Basque It was a "peaceful easy feeling", as we drove to Rose Blanch and grab dinner at Shore restaurant in Marguree'. We stopped and hiked into a water fall, pretty impressive, as there were a few people picking Partridge & Bake-apple berries, both a NFLD...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Port aux Basques, Newfoundland - June 2015

Crossing to Newfoundland was easy and relaxing. I rarely have the time to read a book during the day. It is usually my late evening delight before going to sleep. But, on this almost 8 hour journey, I got to sit back in a very comfortable chair, with a spectacular view of the ocean. Although it was raining, the seas were not too bad. Finding the first RV park in the gloom and rain was not fun. I had planned to stop at the visitors center, pick up some maps and get directions to the campground. We were told by ferry personnel that the...

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Aug 19, 2013 - Louisbourgh, Nova Scotia

Yesterday morning at 0845 the entire caravan lined up and drove to the ferry terminal at Port aux Basques, Newfoundland for our six hour ferry ride to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. It was 24 miles to the terminal and we arrived around 0930 where we lined up to get our boarding passes and pass through am Agricultural Inspection. Nova Scotia does not want any soil, root crops, potatoes, or live plants from Newfoundland. The inspection was very brief and consisted of a few questions and an inspector sticking his head in through the door and...

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Newfoundland 2013

Jun 18, 2013 - Ferry to Newfoundland

On Tuesday we took the ferry to Newfoundland. It was a smooth crossing. Although it is a six hour ride we left our campground about 9:00 am and arrived at the next campground in Newfoundland about 7:00pm. Trip stayed in the RV for the crossing and seemed to do fine. We stayed about 30 miles from the ferry at the Grand Codroy RV Park. We are now on Newfie time which is 1 and 1/2 hours ahead of EST.

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Sep 14, 2012 - Day 61 - Ferry to Newfoundland

Ferry Day!!! We drove to North Sydney in about an hour, starting out in fog and rain that cleared off quickly. We boarded the ferry as two vehicles to save ourselves some money (about $100) and made our way to the lounge to get a table to play cards on. The ferry was not full so we had no problem getting space to play. The whole sail, about 6 hours, was clear, sunny and smooth. It was hard to believe that the ocean could be so calm. We came off the ferry and drove about half an hour north to Little Paradise Campground for the first night in...

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