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Jul 29, 2015 - Cape Race and The Barrens

As we were beginning our journey today we stopped briefly to take a picture of Ship Island. Each year local residents transport young sheep in boats to the close to shore island where the sheep will spend seven months free from any concerns about predators. The other four islands near us, Pee Pee, Great, Gull and Green are all part of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and may only be visited by obtaining a special permit. Those islands are prime habitats for birds. When we arrived here two weeks ago I was sure that one of the things that...

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Aug 2, 2010 - Portugal Cove South

8/2 – 8/3 Thirty-seven miles on PH10 brought us to our next stop - Portugal Cove South. We had a beautiful camping spot overlooking the ocean. While in the area we drove an eleven mile dirt road to Cape Race where we checked out their lighthouse. Near the lighthouse we visited an interpretive center about Marconi and the wireless installed in this location. We also drove out to St. Shotts where we saw about a dozen caribou along the road. While in St. Shotts we checked out yet another lighthouse on Cape Pine.

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Jun 13, 2010 - Cape Race / Portugal Cove South

Spent some time in the Portugal Cove South visitor center and signed up for the 1:00 guided trip to the Ecological Reserve fossil beds. It was foggy and a little drizzly, wore our parkas. We enjoyed the trip and the guides. Drove through fog down PH 10 until it turned into PH 90 and stopped at a paved information kiosk across from a Riverhead Royal Canadian Legion hall, quiet and on the water. One more stop, then we head back to the Port Aux Basques Ferry by June 17, about a 500 mile drive. We have had about enough Maritimes for now, will...

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Sep 12, 2008 - Peat Barrens

The face of Newfoundland changes again - Friday, September 12 Our plan today is to continue south to the end of the Avalon Peninsula, with a stop to see the Avalon Colony at Ferryland. The name ‘Ferryland’ is an Anglicized version of a Portuguese word meaning ‘steep hill’. How steep hill morphed into ‘Ferryland’ is a mystery, but the English had a habit of putting their own spin on other people’s languages. From our campground at Tors Cove it is a scenic 20 mile drive south to Ferryland, but in a few short miles the landscape changes from...

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