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Sep 2, 2010 - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Wednesday September 1st – St. Anthony, Newfoundland Not a long drive today, but we drove all along the western coast & up the arm in Newfoundland. To the north, across the narrowest section of water we can see Quebec & then further east is Labrador. That is where we will take the ferry over to Labrador on Fri. Very early this morning it was 48 degrees. Temps are cool, but pleasant. No rain or any signs of the hurricane. Made it to 65 degrees today! We made stops at several small towns/villages. Drove out a 2 mile dirt road to a lighthouse....

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Aug 28, 2010 - St. Anthony, NL - Triple Falls RV Trailer Park & Campground

Our trip from Port au Choix to St. Anthony encompassed 122 miles of driving on up the coast and then across the Northern Peninsula to reach the Eastern side of it. It was another beautiful drive and the roads were very good for the most part. We are a little over 5 miles outside St. Anthony at Triple Falls RV Trailer Park. We have 30 amps and water, so-so WiFi and absolutely no Verizon coverage. We are in a section that is heavily wooded and reminds me of Florida state parks, though there is a section here that is like the RV parking lots...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Sunday St Anthony NL

Today was a do nothing day. Late afternoon, we went for a ride to a couple of seaside villages. Parts of the trip were scenic, but when you get away from the coastline, it gets to be mostly barren on this particular road. Back at the main road, we headed down the road about 20 miles to look for the moose “behind every tree”. We were apparently too early and needed to make this drive at dusk. Instead we headed back to the RV and resumed our “do nothing” day.

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Aug 21, 2010 - Saturday St Anthony NL

Has any of the younger crowd learned about this area and the Vikings in high school?? We recall learning about Eric the Red and Leif Erickson in school, but the archeological digs here in the 1960’s confirmed that the Vikings were here around 1000 AD probably for only a few years before they abandoned their village to go back to Greenland. Based on historical records, a Norwegian team explored the shoreline from New England to Labrador looking for the viking site using old maps and ancient narratives of sea voyages. At L’Anse aux Meadows (a...

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Aug 20, 2010 - Friday St Anthony NL

Happy Birthday Brian !! Bob was all set to send a birthday greeting to Brian at one minute after midnight Newfoundland time to be the first B-day greeting on FaceBook, but our wireless connection didn’t cooperate. Having prepared the RV last night, we were up early and left camp quickly. The drive to the ferry was short but had two really steep hills to manage. No problem and absolutely no traffic on the road. We arrived at the ferry terminal and had to park on about a 12% hill to go in and buy the tickets. Bob didn’t like leaving the RV...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Northern Newfoundland and Labrador

Going to try to catch up a little since I haven't had much internet access in these parts. We traveled from Rocky Harbour north to St. Anthony, which is at the top of Newfoundland. While we were in St. Anthony we went out to the site where the Vikings landed in the year, 1000. The place is called L'Anse Aux Meadows and is extremely interesting. That evening we went to a mound covered with grass and went inside and had a Viking Feast, which consisted of things like moose stew and cod tongues. It was quite entertaining. From St. Anthony we...

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Jul 31, 2010 - Whale watching (PICS LATER)

After breakfast we boarded the bus to take the ferry back to Newfoundland. This afternoon we had a whale watching tour - the best one we have done! We saw 7 whales, 2 puffins and several dolphins. We saw the whales blow several water spouts, dive deep throwing their tails into the air and roll through the water so we could see their bodies. We saw one mother and calf - the calf was larger than we thought it would be. Great trip!!!

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Jul 29, 2010 - L'anse Aux Meadows, Grenfell (w/PICS)

Bus trip this morning to see where the Vikings made landfall on the northern tip of Newfoundland, now L’Anse Aux Meadows. It was really interesting to see and learn about the Vikings - we have never seen any of their historical parks. We learned that the Vikings made 3 long visits during a 15-20 year time frame about 1000 years ago. The settlement we saw was used as a base for exploring the area south of here and gathering wood to be sent back to Greenland (which, by the way, was named Greenland to entice people to visit and/or resettle...

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Jul 28, 2010 - Drive to St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Drove the RV along the coast of Newfoundland to the northern part of the island near the town of St. Anthony. The drive was gorgeous as usual on this island and we even saw a couple of icebergs! Needless to say the weather is much cooler now and we are usually wearing jeans and long sleeve shirts. At night, and sometimes during the day, a jacket is needed. The black flies have been bad and we have both had many bites. Luckily, mosquito spray seems to be keeping them away. They are small so at first we thought they were just gnats..... boy...

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Jul 28, 2010 - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

We are now in St. Anthony, Newfoundland. The past several days we have had some pretty wild weather. The day of the fjord cruise was absolutely beautiful and the cruise was great! Afterward we spent the night in a rest area along the Atlantic Ocean sharing it with a large golden eagle. He was in the tree between us and the ocean. We didn't know it until he flew out while we were taking sunset pictures that evening. The following day we thought we would just take it easy by doing some geocaches as we drove up the rode and then take another...

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Sep 28, 2009 - Here come the Vikings!

Near St. Anthony, right at the very top of NFLD, is the site of a Viking settlement from about 1000 AD. It was discovered in the 1970s and has been steadily developed by the federal government into a very interesting park. Besides the usual visitor centre with artifacts and information, you get an escorted tour down to the site with a wonderful guide - an Older fellow who grew up right beside the site and was full of many memories of what it was like to grow up in a remote community like that with fishing being the only way of making a...

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Aug 12, 2009 - St. Arthur, NL - Grenfell Historic Properties

(Ron Writing) It was cloudy when we awoke this morning but it soon cleared off and we enjoyed another day of splendid weather. We know it’s unusually nice when the locals frequently make remarks about how nice the weather is! We continued north on Hwy 430 with a stop in St Barbe to see the ferry terminal and use the internet. We considered taking the ferry to Labrador but everyone we’ve talked to that has done it has said they really didn’t think it was worth the expense. The ferry runs to Blanc-Sablon, a town at the Quebec/Labrador border....

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