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Oct 19, 2016 - Searching for Bullwinkle

. Our first 10 days in Newfoundland were spent parked in Hazel’s Uncle Stan’s driveway in Cold Brook, a residential community in the woods about 10 miles from Stephenville. Uncle Stan has a four-wheeler, and every Fall it is called into service to go out and find the annual moose. While we were here, Aunt Joan fixed a couple of moose dinners, they still have some in the freezer from past hunts, and she gave us a couple Mason jars of “canned moose” for our trip back to the States. . A few days into our stay, Stan announced that the moose...

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Oct 11, 2016 - The Tale of Two Turkeys

We arrived in Stephenville mid-morning on Sunday October 9th, the day before Canadian Thanksgiving Day. Pulling into town, I drove past the airport, where once B-17s and other mighty World War II airplanes took off and arrived, and later, the 2 mile runway with concrete several feet thick handled B-52s and modern jets. An F-100 jet fighter still flies there, on a pole by the road. Now the quiet airport handles local air traffic, and one Air Canada flight a week from St. John, 450 miles to the east, and another from Halifax, New Brunswick. I...

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Oct 10, 2016 - The Newfoundland Ferry

. No, the fellow to the left doesn't have a criminal record, that's Jason Wynn of the popular "Gone with the Wynns" travel blog. But the photo of him getting ready to drive his motorhome into Canada was too good to pass up. . On Friday night, October 7th, we spent the night in a Walmart in St. John, New Brunswick, and what a time we had getting here, you could see the store from the highway but finding how to actually get to it was nearly impossible. Finally, after a half an hour, with the GPS helping, and going around blocks and down...

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Jul 2, 2015 - Kippens & Cape St. George NL - July 2015

Our stay in Kippens is just west of Stephenville. Stephenville is a supply center for the southwest area of Newfoundland taking care of about 25,00 people locally. It has a modern hospital and the Stephenville International Airport which is used by about 90,000 people along the entire west coast of Newfoundland. With only 2 1/2 days at this stop, we wanted to see as much as we could. The best was the drive from Kippens through Port au Port all the way to Cape St. George. Then, we kept going north along the coast all the way back to Kippens....

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Aug 23, 2012 - Barachois Provencial Park

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 – Barachois Provencial Park near Stephenville. Before leaving Rocky Harbor, we met a most impressive young couple. They are biking Newfoundland and were on their way to St. Anthony and then to Labrador. They quit their jobs and sold everything they had and started biking. We exchanged emails addresses so hopefully, we can keep up with their travels. Finally got my Moose dinner!! At the turn off of Hwy 430 and the one going to the Tablelands we found the Frontier Restaurant. They serve moose. The owner gets...

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2012 travel

Aug 16, 2011 - Leaving on the ferry tonight . . .

Today will be our last day on the island of Newfoundland since we take an overnight ferry to Nova Scotia and start heading towards home. We stopped at the Gros Morne Discovery Center in Woody Point, NL, near our campsite. They have a viewing area to watch the bay and the whales when they are in. Would have loved to stay longer here. Stopped at Gina and Clayton's for dinner before heading to the ferry terminal to get on the long boat ride home. Jainalee was very sad to say goodbye to Ian and Gerard, her newly adopted brothers! We'll all...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Ferry and Gina's place

Really glad I put my patch on for the ferry as it is the only thing keeping me from woofing my cookies right now! The kids got to play some video games and check their emails from the ferry. Going to be a long day, but I’m sure the company and views later on will make it all worthwhile. Made it to Gina's pretty early and had a nice visit while we got ready to head up north, as far north as Newfoundland gets! Here is today's photo album: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150357943545199.401044.686465198&type=1&l=0ec4e0cd4d

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Aug 2, 2011 - Heading home from Stephenville

Our last couple of days in Stephenville were spent visiting with relatives and seeing the sights one more time. Hazel has lots of relatives still living in the area, her aunt Ria, uncles Fintan and Stan, and several cousins, including Patsy, Mary, and Edna. On Monday, we said goodbye to those living right in Stephenville, loaded up the motorhome and drove the few miles to Clear Brook where uncle Stan and his wife Joan have a nice home in the country. Stan hunts moose every Fall right behind his house, and generally gets one. I parked the...

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Jul 20, 2011 - Stephenville, Newfoundland

After a good night's rest in the Walmart parking lot, it was time to find the relatives. Hazel left to walk 4 blocks to visit relatives, who lived in houses side-by-side, while I worked on the computer updating this travel blog. In a while she was back, and we drove over to see her Aunt Ria and cousin Edna. Aunt Ria lives in Hazel's grandmother's house. Her grandmother was alive when I was last her 36 years ago, and she died about a year later. Uncle Stan lives a few miles away, and we'll get over to see him tomorrow. The last time I was...

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Sep 20, 2010 - The Port au Port

Igor is getting close. Expected to hit St John's today. Who can believe we have been here a month and experienced two hurricanes, Earl and Igor. The good thing is Earl hit the west side and we were on the east and Igor is hitting the east and we are on the west. Good planning on our part. Packed a picnic lunch and headed to the coast which is the most western part of Newfoundland. It is a peninsula called Port au Port. No idea what that means. It is the last of the french areas in Newfoundland. Beautiful drive along the ocean. Cliffs,...

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Sep 4, 2010 - Kippens, NL - Zenzville Campground

The drive down to Kippens was 125 miles, about half of it in the rain/drizzle. I don't mind driving in it but it sure makes picture taking a challenge as well as putting half the dirt in Newfoundland on the Mothership and Libby. I almost washed the Mothership Wednesday but I figured it would be a lost cause with this weekend's trips - I was right for once. We are staying at the Zenzville Campground in Kippens with 30 amps and water, no WiFi and so-so cell service. It is a nice park with very large sites for a private campground. We...

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Aug 12, 2010 - Thursday Stephenville, NL

Today was a lazy day. We took a drive down a road where Bob remembered see a large bird’s nest. We found it but as soon as I got out to take a few pictures, the mother bird started squawking and flew to a tree a few yards away. The nest was built on a man-made wood platform. We’ve seen lots of these platforms throughout Canada. Bob believes the birds were osprey. There were 2 baby birds (although they were almost as big as the mother) in the nest. We did some grocery shopping. There was a liquor store next door so stocked up on wine. Barb...

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