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Jul 16, 2018 - Shed Party

Today we toured around the area and worked on the blog and pictures. In the evening we attended a “shed party”. This concept originated with community folks gathering I someone’s shed playing music and partying. It has become a tourist trap thing to do. Nancy had a good time, Mel felt it was boring. The "Ugly Stick" is a primary "fun" Rhythm Keeping Instrument of Newfoundland.

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Jul 15, 2018 - Cod Fishing, Long Point Lighthouse

We spent the morning at the “Prime Berth” which is ranked #6 in the museums of Canada. This is a collection of old fishing “sheds” all joined together by rustic walkways in a fairly small area. Most of the sheds were moved to this location from where they had been used for years in the small local fishing industry. Capt. Dave and his wife have created this fishing museum over many years since the collapse of the cod fishing industry and have collected an amazing array of tools, equipment and artifacts. They have even succeeded in recovering...

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Jul 14, 2018 - travel to Twillingate

Today was a mere 265 miles of mostly TCH1, Trans Canada Highway 1, that begins in Victoria, BC and ends in St John’s Newfoundland, (the hwy number changes in a few of the provinces). Of course there were potholes on the secondary highways, there always seem to be. So few people to provide the tax base and the low unemployment for good jobs mean not enough money to fix the roads. Even the locals laugh and try to accept the potholes. Tonight we had a delicious dinner at the Twillingate Dinner Theatre. Our wait staff performed skits as a show,...

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Sep 4, 2017 - Twillingate

Sunday, September 3: a sunny day... no sign of rain so we decided to take a drive to Twillingate. The route number is 340 and it is called the Road to the Isles. Lots of small places along the way surrounded by coves, bays, brooks, and a few causeways. We had a quick stop at Summerford on the way there and then a picnic lunch at the North Side Rest Stop. We were bundled up as the wind was cold coming off the water. Our outdoor lunches may be coming to an end. Further up the road we checked out the Long Point Lighthouse and walked around on...

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65 is good!

Aug 6, 2017 - Through Gander to Twillingate

We traveled about 212 miles today with a stop in Gander. Have you heard about this town? Probably, because it was the place where 42 passenger planes landed after the disaster of 9/11. Townsfolk and neighboring towns helped the 6700 “plane people" by providing places for them to sleep, eat, and bathe out of the goodness of their hearts. The local stores gave away toiletries, the phone company set up a phone bank and let them make free calls to loved ones, and locals provided parties for children who had birthdays that week of their...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Musgrave and Twillingate

LOCATION: 6/27 Musgrave, NL 6/28 Twillingate MILES DRIVEN 6/27 138 6/28 65 WEATHER great 50 for lows and high 70's WHERE WE STAYED 6/27 Banting Memorial Park 6/28 Dildo Run Potential Park STORY; 6/27 first stop was at Barbour Living History Village in Newtown. The site has several period buildings and costumed interpreters to answer any questions you might have. The history village is built on the property of the two Barbour brothers that built the town and includes both of their homes, a school, cod processing station, a cod...

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Maritime's 2017

Jun 24, 2017 - wish we could hold up here.............or here..........or here.......

Driving day today as we head around the point east of Twillingate on Hwy 330. This highway is listed as a scenic drive and for the most part it does live up to its name. One section by Musgrave Harbour was the prettiest drive we have seen in NFLD as we hugged the coastline right down by the water. There were several RV’s parked between the road and the beach on lovely sand spits and we commented on how we would love to pull up and stay awhile there! It was just beautiful. Betty’s Mom was from Lumsden, Saskatchewan so we stopped in Lumsden,...

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Jun 23, 2017 - Twillingate.........as pretty as it sounds

Twillingate is the gem of the central region of NFLD………..that’s what the tourist brochures told us. With this destination in mind we moved on up the line to Dildo Run Provincial Park, about 40km south of Twillingate. The stop at the visitor’s information centre at Notre Dame Junction had proven fruitful as the lady who worked there lives in Twillingate so could give us all kinds of useful tips. Most importantly to us was the condition of the road – well…..”I won’t lie to you,” she said……”there are potholes. It is doable but you have to slow...

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May 4, 2016 - Newfoundland - Twillingate

While making her calls this morning Pat called our hosts for tonight who told her that they had another Aussie couple staying over awaiting our arrival. I know we all talk about how small the world is but what are the chances of staying in the same b&b on the other side of the world with a couple from Perth. Twillingate has a population of about 2000 and as it is really still pre their tourist season there wouldn't be more than 100 tourists here at the moment. Had dinner with them last night. Company was good, food wasn't so good. I have to...

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Aug 2, 2015 - Twillingate

When we left Bonavista this morning it was parka weather and we spent at least at hour picking our way through thick fog. But by the time we got to Gander, the sun was out and we broke out the shorts. The locals have been telling us that this is the worst summer weather they have had in eighteen years and that they normally have summer temperatures. This is the first evidence of that we've had. When you look at a large map of Newfoundland, it looks like a sponge. It puts the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota to shame. Our route took us from one...

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Sep 24, 2014 - Central, Newfoundland

Given the amount of photos here, I really should have broken up what Newfies call "Central" into more blogs. Well, the damage is done and it's really just about the photos anyway. Aren't they amazing? The ferry crossing was quite rough; the previous day's cancelled due to wind resulting in a delay for us. We were so glad we had listened to Mary and made rezies! Running a little late, we still tried to visit Port aux Choix National Park, only to find it was closed for the season. Drat! As I got out of the truck, the wind nearly took off the...

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Rumsky Retirement?

Jul 22, 2014 - Twillingate Day 3

This morning we met at 9:00 for a tour of the Prime Berth Museum. It is owned by a gentleman whose name is Dave. On the way we saw smaller icebergs in the cove that came in overnight. Dave followed in his families footsteps as a fisherman. He gave a talk about the Cod fishing industry and it's demise. The corporate fishing industry out on the banks harvested too many reproducing Cod and there became a lack of fish. The demise in the 50's and the moratorium of 1992 brought down by the government in Ottawa decimated the small communities...

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