Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-15-2015, 12:03 PM   #225
3 Rivet Member
 
2012 28' International
Prince Edward County , Ontario
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 127
Gene: We didn't tow but left the trailer in Argentia. The road had a lot of potholes with OK pavement in between. Lucky there was little traffic so I could weave around the holes. It's certainly worth the drive - preferable early in the season when all the birds are present.
__________________

__________________
Cyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 12:10 PM   #226
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,806
Images: 12
You may have to think this one a bit.

You can get to Campobello from Lubec Maine by bridge but the ferry to Deer Island NB will not hold the trailer. This would be a long return to head north.

I would go into BN to St Andrews and take the ferry to Deer Island and camp on the island and then take the smaller ferry, car only, to Campobello

I would suggest crossing into Canada via international Ave which is 2 miles short of Calais Maine. It is a local crossing and a bit more friendly.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 12:11 PM   #227
3 Rivet Member
 
2012 28' International
Prince Edward County , Ontario
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverEagle6 View Post

As we concluded the tour, the guide ask if we had experienced a conversation with a real Newfoundlander...I ask him where he was from, he laughed and explained he had to speak plain to tourist. I ask for a demo, he grabbed one of the other young men and they let it rip. I wish I had recorded it! I caught maybe 15% of the words.
John: If you were impressed by the accent here is a further sample:

__________________
Cyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 04:34 PM   #228
Rivet Master
 
SilverEagle6's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
2008 30' Classic
On The Road To Wherever We End Up , Traveling the USA
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 533
Cyclist,

That was great..we are now in St John's and the accents are almost surreal!!!

We are going to drive the Irish Loop and are having a tough time making a decision. We can drive with trailer to one of two campgrounds in between the two southern peninsulas and take a day each to drive them. Some folks have said the five to Trepassey is good, then 15 miles of bad, then ok again back up to Colinet. The western peninsula down to Cape St Mary's is an ok road, but the curves and grade make it a tough pull. Any advice from you guys is greatly appreciated.

We are also looking for advice on driving with trailer down to the Burin Peninsula.
__________________
Jeanne and John, and always with us...Jake
2008 30' Classic Ltd Rear twin, 2014 Ford Super Duty
WBCCI 3100, unit 12, TAC USA-1, Escapees 129379

https://instagram.com/silvereagle3100/
SilverEagle6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 07:57 PM   #229
Prairie Schooner II
 
Jim Flower's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
1997 25' Safari
1967 20' Globetrotter
Burlington , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,182
SilverEagle6 , you have succumbed to the lilt, and I likes it. Jim


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
Jim
Jim Flower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2015, 03:36 PM   #230
3 Rivet Member
 
2012 28' International
Prince Edward County , Ontario
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverEagle6 View Post
Cyclist,

The western peninsula down to Cape St Mary's is an ok road, but the curves and grade make it a tough pull. Any advice from you guys is greatly appreciated.
John:

We left the trailer at the campground in Argentia and did a day trip to Cape St. Mary's. It's a nice trip in good weather and takes about an hour. The road into the Ecological Preserve from the highway is about 13 km. as I recall; it's fairly narrow with good pavement. Look out for sheep on this road.
__________________
Cyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 04:25 PM   #231
DMT
4 Rivet Member
 
DMT's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
East Coast , Newfoundland
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverEagle6 View Post
Cyclist,

We are going to drive the Irish Loop and are having a tough time making a decision. ......

We are also looking for advice on driving with trailer down to the Burin Peninsula.

The Burin Peninsula highway is in better condition than the roads on the Irish Loop. It's a long day trip if you do the Irish Loop in one day. I think you should be fine with the AS. Just take your time.

Think I saw your truck parked on Water Street a day or two ago. Have fun.


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
[AIR# 55762 TAC# NFL-1
DMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #232
Rivet Master
 
SilverEagle6's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
2008 30' Classic
On The Road To Wherever We End Up , Traveling the USA
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 533
DMT,

My truck.

Sent you a PM a couple days ago. We leave St John's Monday AM.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	353.7 KB
ID:	243201  
__________________
Jeanne and John, and always with us...Jake
2008 30' Classic Ltd Rear twin, 2014 Ford Super Duty
WBCCI 3100, unit 12, TAC USA-1, Escapees 129379

https://instagram.com/silvereagle3100/
SilverEagle6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 06:02 AM   #233
DMT
4 Rivet Member
 
DMT's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
East Coast , Newfoundland
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 271
SE6 I didn't get a PM, or maybe I don't know how to access one. In any event here I am. If you are heading "up the shore" (the local term for taking the Irish Loop to the Southern Shore) today or tomorrow you might try kayaking in Cape Broyle. I understand it is very popular as the bay offers some protection from the North Atlantic. The folks at the Outfitters on Water Street run kayak tours from there, and can likely offer some tips on what to see when kayaking, either there or elsewhere.


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
[AIR# 55762 TAC# NFL-1
DMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2015, 03:32 PM   #234
Rivet Master
 
SilverEagle6's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
2008 30' Classic
On The Road To Wherever We End Up , Traveling the USA
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 533
We have had a fabulous week in St John's. Pippy Park Campground is a great place to stay.....Please note, Loop 4 is the only place you can receive wifi...possibly some of the sites on the fringes. Well worth the $5 additional.

Went to Cape Spear, Signal Hill and hiked the North Head trail and saw a Military Tattoo about the First Newfoundlander Regiment and its history from War of 1812 through WWI. I doubt anyone in that troop that put on the tattoo was over 21.... They did a great job and honored the Regiment. Visited The Rooms, George Street, had a great meal at Birdie Molloy's and super happy hour at The Crows Nest. Got some road side poutine, saw the capelin rolling, and discovered more Irish Whiskey, almost every night. Found another hidden gem near Port Kirwan. While walkin the trail along the East Coast Trail, we can across a small cabin over looking a bay and the ocean. The owner, Mary, invited us on to her deck and we spent the next hour enjoying her stories. What a magnificent view, and great hostess.

NOTE: If you don't own a dog, get one....Jake has gotten us invited into more terrific places than you can imagine.
More to follow....
__________________
Jeanne and John, and always with us...Jake
2008 30' Classic Ltd Rear twin, 2014 Ford Super Duty
WBCCI 3100, unit 12, TAC USA-1, Escapees 129379

https://instagram.com/silvereagle3100/
SilverEagle6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2015, 07:18 PM   #235
DMT
4 Rivet Member
 
DMT's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
East Coast , Newfoundland
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 271
Glad to hear that. The temperature may be chilly but at least the hospitality is warm! Agree with your comment on the dog. I'm sure Jake would get along marvelously with Maggie, our 2 year old Lab.


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
[AIR# 55762 TAC# NFL-1
DMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 05:57 AM   #236
Rivet Master
 
SilverEagle6's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
2008 30' Classic
On The Road To Wherever We End Up , Traveling the USA
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 533
You are absolutely right about the hospitality, people here are fantastic.

We do most of the things that folks on the forums suggested. A couple to add, the Railroad Museum and hiking around Torbay Junction...a connector to the East Coast Trail. I had my boots repaired at a local cobbler on Duckworth, had to replace my windshield on our TV, had a oil change and tire rotation at a local Ford dealer, while there my original tires registered below the safety head margin. A local tire show worked through Michelin USA and we got a great deal on new MS/2's.

Just can't say enough good things about St John's, and for that matter, our entire trip.

Today we leave and are heading to The Wilds where we will park for a few days while we explore the Irish Loop....taking your advice Cyclist!
__________________
Jeanne and John, and always with us...Jake
2008 30' Classic Ltd Rear twin, 2014 Ford Super Duty
WBCCI 3100, unit 12, TAC USA-1, Escapees 129379

https://instagram.com/silvereagle3100/
SilverEagle6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 07:43 AM   #237
Rivet Master
 
SilverEagle6's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
2008 30' Classic
On The Road To Wherever We End Up , Traveling the USA
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 533
Campground Note at Pippy Park....

Forgot to mention that in Loop 4, all the sites are 50 amp. That is what we were told and also our experience.
__________________
Jeanne and John, and always with us...Jake
2008 30' Classic Ltd Rear twin, 2014 Ford Super Duty
WBCCI 3100, unit 12, TAC USA-1, Escapees 129379

https://instagram.com/silvereagle3100/
SilverEagle6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2015, 10:03 AM   #238
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverEagle6 View Post
You are absolutely right about the hospitality, people here are fantastic.
Yes! Canadians are friendly, but Newfoundlanders are extraordinarily friendly.

Gene
__________________

__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nova Scotia/PEI planning & camping tips dukester On The Road... 28 12-31-2015 04:59 PM
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Matt Kline On The Road... 39 05-15-2012 07:48 AM
Nova Scotia Planning nickvansant On The Road... 21 08-06-2006 09:27 AM
Nova Scotia-success at last! TrailerTramp Member Introductions 6 05-08-2006 04:07 PM
New Member in Nova Scotia Canada TrailerTramp Member Introductions 8 04-23-2006 12:36 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.