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Jul 17, 2011 - Twillingate, Newfoundland

On Friday we arrived in Twillingate Newfoundland on a very rainy, cold, windy, foggy, July day, and our hopes for sightseeing were certainly diminished. Today we woke to a rain free, clearing day that gave us a chance to see the sights. We managed after a little off road driving and some hiking to see a couple of icebergs, as well as some incredible rugged coast. The sea port towns in Newfoundland seem to represent a very hard life, but a very friendly, hardy people. All of our encounters have been pleasant and a lot of fun talking to the...

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Sep 9, 2010 - Fogo Island

Up, showered, breakfast, picnic lunch and out the door by 8:00. To the ferry by 8:45 and loaded on on our way shortly after 9:00. A 45 minute crossing and we were on Fogo Island. It is considered to be in the top 10 places to visit in Canada so we were excited. Fogo Island is a series of 11 small communities connected by road. We headed to Tilting which was the furthest away from the ferry dock. Passed through and explored Stag Harbour,Seldom, Little Seldom, Barr'd Islands, Shoal Bay, Joe Batts's Arm, Sandy Cove and arrived at Tilting. On...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Twillingate

Today we explored Twillingate. It is larger than we expected with a large fishing fleet. Went to the lookout and the light house and it was so windy it almost blew us backwards. Sea was very rough and there was no chance of seeing whales although we have been told that they are still in the area. Lunch at R and J. Finally had Brewis. It is a traditional Newfoundland dish. A mixture of salt cod (soaked overnight,rinsed, etc), hard bread (that has been soaked overnight) and topped with scrunchions. (pork fat that has been fried until crispy)....

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Sep 7, 2010 - Dildo Run Provincial Park

Another blue sky day. Left campground at 10:00 AM. Stopped to do a major shopping in Gander at the Dominion Store. (think Zehr's) As it was lunch time we decided to have lunch at Chess's which is one of the restaurants we liked in St. John's. They have a small location in a strip mall next to the Dominion Store. I had my usual, onion rings followed by fish and chips. Marilyn had the seafood chowder which she said was excellent. Continued on to Twillingate. Drive was beautiful. The landscape has changed. No more steep, rough coast line but...

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Aug 28, 2010 - Saturday Twillingate NL

We decided against the boat ride since up close whale sighting didn't sound very promising. Instead we drove around Twillingate and the surrounding villages and islands. Our first stop was Durrell which neighbors Twillingate and makes one big community. We stopped at the only winery in the area; actually the first we seen so far. The Auk Island Winery advertises themselves as the "only winery in the world that makes fine wines using iceberg water". Three of their wines were iceberg wines. Bob asked about their iceberg source and was told it...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 27, 2010 - Friday Twillingate NL

We had the Trans Canada Highway for about 30 miles (really nice highway for a two lane road. An extra lane for passing occur on almost every big hill and we rarely hold anyone up for more than a few miles. After about 30 miles, we turned off onto the “Road to the Isles”, a bit bumpy for the trip up to Twillingate with populated communities on most of the route. The RV park was on the far side of town and we inched our way through town with our lane sometimes not large enough for the RV. With a 20 km per hour speed limit, we weren’t moving...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 26, 2010 - Motoring Through NL

We arrived at Grand Falls tuesday eveing. We spent the eveing with Sean's (Newfie's) parents. While there we saw the house Sean grew up in and the town he spent tomenting. Two of his former school are now closed, his dad joked that Sean must have been hard on his schools. We we to see the salmon run, which was mostly done for year. Though whe we went threw they had closed of the gates and were able to see the fish as they stay waiting to resume their journey. The underwater glass enclosure gave us a neat view as they hoovered in the water....

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Aug 7, 2010 - Northeast Coast of Newfoundland

We spent a few days in the fishing village of Twillingate (all villages along the coast are fishing villages). When the Canadian government implemented the cod moratorium in 1992, 60,000 people in NL lost their jobs overnight. Newfoundland has spent the last 18 years trying to re-invent itself. Most young people have to leave in order to find work in other parts of Canada. One of the local personalities when asked why there are no jobs in Newfoundland, he replied that we finished all of our work now we are going to other parts of Canada to...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Twillingate, Newfoundland

Our ferry ride across the Straits of Belle Isle from Labrador to Newfoundland was smooth as glass. We enjoyed our drive after we arrived back in Newfoundland as we drove along the coast looking at the silky sea. We spent the night at Shallow Bay Campground in Gros Morne and saw one of the best beaches in this province...sandy beach and sandy, shallow swimming area. Some of the local Newfies were swimming, but we didn't try it! The following day we bid Gros Morne National Park good-bye after making a couple more picturesque stops and...

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Jul 21, 2010 - Twillingate, NL

7-21-10 Twillingate, Newfoundland From St. John’s, we headed for Bonavista, NL. It is a wonderful little fishing community and is supposed to be the site where John Cabot landed in 1497. There is a great lighthouse with an island nearby which is mostly populated with puffins. We explored the town, including a former salt cod plant, the replica of Cabot’s boat the Mathew, the Mockbeggar Plantation (a well-off homestead!), and “The Dungeon Rock” (a cave with two openings to the sea and a collapsed roof). We also got “Screeched-In” which makes...

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Jul 16, 2010 - Twillingate, Newfoundland

7/16 – 7/25 It took us three days to drive the 429 miles to Twillingate, Newfoundland (PH430, PH1, PH340). The first night we stopped at a rest area in Saint Pauls. We stopped there so we could take the Western Brook Pond boat trip in Gros Morne National Park. We did not take this boat trip the first time through because of lousy weather. Well, the weather was not that much better but we enjoyed this boat trip along an inland fjord with 2000 foot mountains and waterfalls on both sides. The second night we stopped at a roadside pull-off in...

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Jun 5, 2010 - To Twillingate, NL

Drove East on the TCH and turned up PH 390 to Springdale, looked around and ate breakfast at Marie’s Motel. Got back on TCH, stopped at Irving in Grand Falls for diesel, propane, and free water fill. Stopped at information center at Notre Dame Junction and drove up PH 430 towards Twillingate. By then, the temperature was up to 72F and the sun was out. Went to the Beothuk Archeological Center at Boyd’s Cove – very interesting. Finally drove on to Twillingate. Linda got a fish sampler which included cod tongues with scrunchin crust (she...

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