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Jul 12, 2014 - Portland Creek, NS

We woke up this morning with heavy fog. This was going to be a long day as Mountain Waters RV Park was 234 miles away. We hadn't been driving too long when we were out of the fog. We are still traveling Trans Canada 1 and will for 142 miles. Most of this part of the road was good. The scenery was pretty much the same as we have seen for a few hundred miles. Lots and lots of trees. We stopped in Cornerbrook which is the biggest town we have seen since Halifax. We did some grocery shopping at Walmart and went to what they call a bulk store....

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Jul 11, 2011 - Portland Creek, Newfoundland, Canada

Upon leaving Codroy we drove to Portland Creek, Newfoundland. It was a much longer drive than usual, 234 miles. Up here we don't average 50 miles per hour, more like 40 mph. So we ended up stopping in a city that had Walmart, a Subway and a supermarket. (No Walmart Supercenters up here). It took quite a while to get the groceries from two stores and to eat at Subway. The $5 sub up here is $6, plus 13% tax. There was a ton of bugs on the windshield so the pictures driving are not up to quality. The campground at Portland Creek had tons of...

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Aug 31, 2010 - Portland Creek, Newfoundland

Tuesday August 31st – Portland Creek, Newfoundland Took off this morning (it was 58 degrees) while a large group of rigs stopped for breakfast at a local restaurant owned by our comedian entertainer the other night. Small town, many are related, they certainly all know each other. Early on we passed 2 pickup trucks on the opposite side of the road. One had the whole front grill & hood smashed in with auto debris all over the road & the other had a dead moose lying in the back. Fortunately we were passing rather quickly & did not see much...

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Jul 27, 2010 - Portland Creek, Newfoundland

Drove the RV to Portland Creek, Newfoundland passing through the Gros Morne National Park and along the Gulf of St Lawrence. We saw more gorgeous mountains, cliffs, rocks along the way. No stops in the park today since we will be spending time here on our way back south after seeing St Anthony, Newfoundland and Red Bay, Labrador. After setting up the RV we drove the Jeep back a few miles to The Arches Provincial Park. There were 4 connected arches at the edge of the water. Another beautiful sight! This afternoon we had some nice free time....

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Jul 21, 2009 - Day 43 Portland Creek, Newfoundland

This morning, we went in search of a portion of the International Appalachian Trail system. We read in a Newfoundland travel brochure about an access to this trail fairly close to our campground. It mentioned that it had great overlooks and a 1000 foot waterfall. We finally located the dirt road that supposedly went to the trail (road called 5 mile road). This road is a rugged jeep road, with huge ruts and holes and fairly large pools of water in the road. It took us an hour to go 5 miles on this road. We found cabins and what appeared to...

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Jul 20, 2009 - Day 42 Portland Creek, Newfoundland

We all slept late this morning to make up for the miserable drive back to the campground last night from the Labrador ferry. After breakfast, we drove to Daniel’s Harbor to the public library to get WIFI. Frankie needed to enroll for his third year law classes at Memphis State University at exactly 9:00am Memphis, Tennessee time (11:30am here) to ensure that he got the classes he wanted. From here we drove to Gros Morne National Park and hiked 3 or 4 miles of trails. After hiking, we drove into Rocky Harbor for supper. We wanted Moose...

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