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Jun 26, 2017 - Pippy Park Campground (6/26/17)

We didn't have a place to stay when we arrived in Newfoundland so we tried our luck at Pippy Park in St. John's. We were lucky, they had a spot for us. The park is very wooded and nice, but we were in an area at the back of the park. We found a caravan group of RVers. They travel together as a group all over the States and Canada. In talking with some of them, Tim was given a catalog of all of the trips planned. They are amazing. There is a flat fee which is all inclusive. We may seriously look into trying a couple of those trips. After we...

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Aug 15, 2016 - Coloured houses, water, and Iron

Aug 16 - 18 We toured a small Village Quidi Vidi . Really cute! Tuesday - Johnson GEO Center near Signal hill. They had numerous displays on rocks and the formations. Also, quite a large tribute to the Titanic.. our Grand daughter is interested in Geology. Wednesday - went to the most easterly piont in Canada, Cape Spear National Park. The coast line is amazing with the waves crashing against the rocks. I could have sat there for hours, oops, I did.. while we had a picnic lunch. The lighthouse is perched on a hill that overlooks rolling...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Road Trip section 3 - Newfoundland 4th August - 12 August

I wake and it is dawn. Zak is nowhere in sight so I go back to sleep. I wake up when he returns and he tells me that he spent most of the night on deck under the stars and that the sunrise was amazing. He has hardly slept at all. We are one of the last to leave the ferry so we sit and chill for a while before packing up our things. Once in the car it takes an age to get moving but eventually we are off the ferry. Ireland. Overcast, moody, green with lots of rocks and a rugged landscape. If Nova Scotia was named after Scotland, Newfoundland...

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May 8, 2016 - St Johns

Sitting at St John's airport waiting for our return flight to Dublin. We had another lovely day on the road today doing a coastal loop around St Johns. Found a great restaurant to have Mother's Day lunch. Glenn is pretty impressed with the Iceberg Beer, brewed with 25,000 year old iceberg water and I was pretty impressed with the homemade Sangria.

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May 7, 2016 - St Johns

Spent most of the day wandering the streets of St Johns. The town is full of those beautiful coloured houses, they call them Jelly Bean houses and lot's of local craft shops. Good opportunity for some souvenir shopping. This afternoon we took a drive up to Signal Hill. Great views looking back to St Johns Harbour and great walking track. The highest point is called Ladies Lookout because they believe that's where the women went to look out for their men coming home in the ships.

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May 6, 2016 - Newfoundland - St Johns

After another beautiful breakfast at Twillingate we head off for a 5 hour drive back to St Johns and it was atrocious. To start with, the roads here, even on the highways are pretty bad but it was raining as we left and only got heavier the further we went. Pretty scary at times. 𯘱𯘱𯘱 But St Johns is awesome. You all need to come here. It's a really old town that is working hard to reinvent itself. It's got real character with an Irish influence. And again the locals have surprised us with their friendliness. If we stand on the sidewalk...

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Aug 27, 2015 - last day in nfld

Another great side trip , sure pays to talk to locals. First place that I expected nfld to be like. Going to try to put on a video. Sound of waves and rocks washing in and out were incredible. Fly to Ottawa tomorrow probably won't post til we know the status of van and when we resume our adventure.

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Aug 21, 2015 - august 21

Early start in ottawa at 4:30 am. Flew to st. Johns and got in a lot of sightseeing. Beautiful day , hot and muggy here too! Got lost driving and trying to find our rental car after supper , confusing town. Great day but we're wiped. Hope to find a beach tomorrow.

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Sep 22, 2013 - 128 Days on the Road and Almost Home!

128 days on the road and in a few days we'll be back on the coast again and home by next week. Where did the time go? After 2 years of planning and dreaming we made it to Newfoundland. It's been scary, scenic and satisfying. We often are asked where our favorite place in Canada is. We look at each other and say all of it but our favorite part of any trip is the people. You and hundreds like you make up the stories. You give us such love and support to follow our dreams. None of it would be possible without our global network of friends and...

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Aug 29, 2013 - The rest of Ontario and onto Saskatchewan

Day 106 and less than a month before we are home. Oh boy is that ever going to feel wonderful!! But first let me take you on the rest of our Ontario journey as the heat turned up. North Bay market was friendly and okay sales before we made our way to Thunder Bay and our friends place for 6 days. We barely had enough gas money to get there. Was this a case of deja vu when we ran out of gas outside Thunder Bay in 2003? Our friends the Tocheri's a busy household always make us feel welcome as do the markets. In 3 markets we made enough for a...

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Aug 14, 2013 - Heritage Buildings and New Friends on way to Ontario

Has it really been that long since I wrote you when we landed from NL? Well, here we are in Bracebridge,ON 91 days since we left home and on our way home. Home is looking mighty good! But there have been many beautiful places and people since we landed like our good friends Sheila and George here in Bracebridge. We met them in 2003 on our first trip when Sheila was farmers market manager. Were it not for the market we wouldn't have such dear friends. Isn't it interesting how you meet people? I recieved an email from Claudia who we met at a...

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Jul 23, 2013 - NL Dreams came true in 32 days

So much has happened since St. Johns and here we are at Port aux Basques waiting for the ferry to take us back to NS. Our 32 days here have flown past as have 4284 kms and over $1800 in gas. Did you know NL was that big? It is when you're exploring as many of the peninsulas and tiny outposts as possible. Dreams that came true: We saw the capelin rolling into shore by the thousands at Spillars Cove and were given some. Oh yummy!! With friends we camped in a rock pit outside St. Anthonys and woke in the mornning to 2 moose watching me. The...

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