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Old 07-27-2016, 11:16 AM   #57
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First Trip, First Mistake - Reminds me before we purchased our first Airstream I had asked my wife how people can make such basic mistakes with such a valuable item as the Airstream.

When driving off the dealer lot for the first time ever towing my airstream, I had left the stairs folded down. Lucky I saw it in the mirror before we pulled onto the hiway. Seems like everyone is always rushing during departure and there's a lot on our minds. I still laugh at myself for that one.

Many trips later we were 40 miles down the road before I realized we I had forgotten the tow mirrors. Duh!! 2 hours lost on that trip.

Now I just try to slow down and get it right. We are going to be late anyhow so another 20min isn't going to matter.
As many have noted here, you should carry check lists in your pocket and visually check everything before you move anything.

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Old 07-27-2016, 12:02 PM   #58
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Cabot Trail Photos

Fortunately, the owner of the McLeods Campground in Donvegan,NS said leave your camper in the campground to drive the Cabot Trail.

McLeods is tight but very friendly place to stay.

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Old 07-27-2016, 12:22 PM   #59
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If going to Meat Cove leave your AS at camp - no easy turaround there. You can drive onto the beach across a small wooden bridge, though. Look for the old rusted motorcycle frame.

Cheticamp has a good camp at the NP.

Have a great trip! Canada is magical and the people are terrific. Oh, yes, do not try to enter Canada if you have EVER a DUI infraction. They are very strict and turn people away at the border.
On the way to Meat Cove

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Old 07-27-2016, 12:37 PM   #60
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BMW Cycle Camping at Meat Cove

This BMW has seen some roads.

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This Land Cruiser was at Meat Cove and also on the crossing to Port aux Basques with us. Had German plates and doesn't look like something you could buy over here.

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Old 07-27-2016, 01:16 PM   #61
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Look up the Grand Codroy campground. It's not far from the Port aux Basques dock and has hookups. There is a welcome center along the way with maps and stuff. If you belong to the BPOE there is a lodge in St. Johns and you can camp there.
We got off the ferry this morning; winds blowing a gale and driving rain and cool. Almost missed the Visitor's Center - drove in the exit, parked, and got up later and drove to Grand Codroy campground. It is very nice.

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Plan to drive to Corner Brook,NL tomorrow. Weather has been cool whole time in NS. Weather forecast for Codroy,NL: Lows: mid 50's to 60; highs: 60's to low 70's.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:54 AM   #62
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Fortress of Louisbourg

While in Louisbourg we visited the early 1700's French Fortress of Louisbourg. A lot of the architecture is similar to the French Quarter in New Orleans.

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While in Louisbourg, Cape Bretton NS, we stayed at the Riverdale Campground. Well kept but small.

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I'm traveling vicariously through your picture posts! Looks like the trip of a lifetime!
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:17 AM   #64
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I'm traveling vicariously through your picture posts! Looks like the trip of a lifetime!
Thanks. There is a common bond among travelers camping; whether rv, motorcycle, or bicycle. We are having a great time.
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Gros Morne National Park Campground

We are dry camping (free wifi available) at Green Point Campground in Gros Morne National Park. Very light rain and cool; current temp 60 with a high today of 64. For friends back in Mississippi, forecast for this week:

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What a great adventure, we are planning a similar out EAST trip this Columbus Day.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:27 AM   #67
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I have really enjoyed taking pictures here.

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First Nations canoe hand made entirely of birch. Skin is birch bark, binding is birch root bark, and sealed with sap.

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Planning our first trip to Newfoundland beginning in August, so needless to say, we are thoroughly enjoying your excellent travelogue. Photos are incredible. We saw some comments about water boiling requirements in some campgrounds, particularly in the general Gros Morne area. Is that true? Anything special about access to water we should know? Thanks in advance.

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Planning our first trip to Newfoundland beginning in August, so needless to say, we are thoroughly enjoying your excellent travelogue. Photos are incredible. We saw some comments about water boiling requirements in some campgrounds, particularly in the general Gros Morne area. Is that true? Anything special about access to water we should know? Thanks in advance.

Rick and Deb in MA
Sadly, we are headed back tomorrow morning on the Port aux Basques ferry. We stayed in Gros Morne Green Point campground and there were no notices regarding water boiling there or in the Visitors Center. There may be issues with some Provincial Parks. On the road into Gros Morne there are several places where you can fill water jugs from spring water. There is a pipe that comes down from a vertical rock wall. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of fill my water bottles. I was told that it is the best spring water. Also, there is an artesian well in Stephenville where residents get there drinking water.

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