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Old 07-21-2015, 05:12 PM   #239
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We are planning to travel from Campobello to Alma with our 25 footer. Any suggestions out routes, ferries, whatever would be greatly appreciated.

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Caution on the ferries in that area....due to the big tidal swings, you have to be careful about when you chose to go, or you could be scraping bottom getting on and off (especially the tiny ferry from Campabello to Deer Island...ugh...wouldn't do that again in our low clearance Interstate).

Otherwise...I am loving this thread!!! I want to go back to NL!!!!!
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:20 PM   #240
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We drove halfway around the Irish Loop the other day, the eastern side and last night we arrived at the Wilds, a golf re sport with an rv campground. We arrived in time to visit the Salmontier Nature Park, maybe a 2 mile walk on their Boardwalk. Also had time to visit Father Duffy's healing well spring....hope,it works!

Today endorse the western side of the loop. Stopped at St Vincent's beach for whale watching. The caplins were rolling and the whales were right off shore...in some cases 25 feet away...and these were large hump backs, saw maybe 25-30 in the two hours we were watching along the 3/4 mile beach. We then headed to Cape Race to see the light house and the wireless station that received the Titanic distress call. Great exhibits. Along the 20 KM gravel road to Cape Race, the scenery is great and there are historical markers along the way, depicting life in past times.
We also drove out to Cape pine to see that light house and the wind was howling, with very high seas.

Stopped again at St Vinvents and spent another couple hours whale watching, again not disappointed.,Who needs a boat?

Another great day. tomorrow to Cape St Mary's.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:30 PM   #241
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Today we drove the Cape Shore Drive. As Cyclist suggested, we left our trailer at The Wilds RV park and took route 91 to Placentia and the coast road down to Cape St Mary's and the bird sanctuary and lighthouse.

While on route 91, we stopped at the salmon steps which are currently under reconstruction and then stopped for a short hike at the waterfalls near Cararacts PP.

Note: route 91 is under lots of construction and very rocky, gravel and we stayed below 20 mph. Good news, we stopped and chatted with one of the crews and they will be paving 91 next year. Route 100 from Placentia is not too bad as far as surface conditions, just hilly, curvy and I agree, leave your trailer. Route 92 from Branch up to Colinet was quite good. Gooseberry Cove PP, we never saw a sign to the park. One other couple we met on the way believes the park was closed.

Enjoyed St Mary's...lots of birds, great views and nice walk.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:46 AM   #242
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DMT , or anyone else who has lived/travelled to NL.....any info on the Campground or Boondocking possibility near Millertown? ...that is on a "pond" about 40 km's south west of Badger. any info is appreciated.

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Old 07-25-2015, 07:41 PM   #243
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There are two listed in "The Gold Book" for NF:
Harold W Duffett Shriners R V Park
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Kona Beach Park
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I wouldn't be at all shy of asking a few 'locals' for their opinion about them, seeing as how there are no ratings that I can find for either one.

It could add considerably to the course in "Newfie-speak" you are taking.

Seriously, they are VERY friendly and approachable, which you must certainly have noticed by now. If they don't have direct knowledge, ask if they know anyone who might. They love to share information.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:41 AM   #244
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Thanks, we stayed at the Shriners park and know about Kona. Millertown is on Route 370 south west of Badger.

Several folks have been assisting and we think we found it. Mary March Wilderness Park.
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Sounds like you're past Kona, but if not, we stayed at Kona. Loved it!! Great campground, right on the water!
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:40 PM   #246
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After departing the Avalon Peninsula, we headed for the Burin Peninsula with plans of spending one night....we stayed 4 nights, at Frenchman's Cove PP. Greta campground and Frenchman's Cove was having their summer festival as well as Grand Banks...great food, great music and we had a super time.

There is a Seaman's Museum in Grand Banks that is quite good, part of The Rooms operation out of St John's. There is also a lot of great history in the two small villages of Lawn and St Lawrence. In Feb 1942, two U.S. Navy ships were shipwrecked on the rocky coastline between these two villages. We're it not for the great humanitarian efforts of the Newfoundland men and women, many more sailors would have perished. There is much more to the story, check it out...USS Truxton and USS Pollux. In grateful appreciation, the U.S. Navy had a hospital built in St Lawrence.

Burin is also a neat village and and a hangout for the likes of Captain Cook and later on Al Capone!

It was a great trip.

Note: the road down to Frenchman's Cove was quite good, a little rough prior to and just after the town of Swift Current.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:18 AM   #247
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Work brought me to the Burin Penninsula in 2012 so we spent that summer camping near Marystown - lived in the AS. There was a really nice restaurant in Burin. Think it was called By d'Rock cafe. Check it out if you are in the area. Good local home made food, fresh daily. My wife recommends the cream puffs, they use fresh local berries.

Sorry I didn't see your post in the park near Millertown earlier. I am just back from a week salmon fishing, and now reunited with the AS. Will likely head to a park somewhere on the western side of the island in a day or two.


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Old 08-01-2015, 05:25 AM   #248
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Forgot to mention our overnight stop in Gander. We wanted to visit the memorial to the 101st Airborne Division peacekeeping force that were all killed in a crash shortly after takeoff from Gander in December 1985. Well done tribute. There is an identical statue at Ft Campbell KY, facing northeast to NL. The Gander AirPort Terminal is a fun stop as is the Aviation Museum. Had dinner at Jungle Jim's...great nachos.

After leaving Gander, we headed south west on Route 370 to Buchans Junction. Mary March Wilderness Park is 4 KM past Buchans Junction and across the river from Millertown. This is a former PP. the campground is carved out of the side of the hill. 20 and 30 amp with water. We were right on the waters edge with 20 amp. The owner, Steve, has a large bonfire each night. We kayaked up, the river past Millertown to a cove where there is a waterfall, a bout 4 k's.

Note....route 370 is quite good down to the campground. We drove over to Millertown and further down 370 to Buchans and the road is rougher. We enjoyed our stay and would go back.
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The Gander AirPort Terminal is a fun stop as is the Aviation Museum. Had dinner at Jungle Jim's...great nachos.
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Did you view the international arrival/departure lounge? This is an architectural gem that has been perfectly preserved. The airport management is trying to figure what to do with it given it's hardly used anymore and they would like to downsize the airport in accordance with the much reduced traffic load. See this article from Dwell magazine.

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We did see the lounge. I hope they keep it as is. Thanks much for the article.
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:23 AM   #251
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We are now on the west coast. First four days we camped at Lomond, just east of Woody Point. Enjoyed the Discovery Center and did several hikes, Lookout, Tablelands, Green Garden, and a little of Trout River. Met up with CallMeDave for dinner at a chip shack in Norris Point. They were heading east so we compared notes on things to see/do.
At the last minute we decided to spend one night in Rocky Harbour at the Gros Morne Rv Park. Here we met up with streamers Doug and Deb from Vancouver, enjoyed happy hour with them and morning coffee. We visited the Lobster Cove Lighthouse, they were having a new exhibit ceremony with a trio of acordians players and a guitar player. Enjoyed the ceremony, music and short hikes.

We arrived in Cow Head yesterday, staying at Sea Breeze Rv park, only eight full hook up sites, great place to camp right by the water with both sunrise and sunset views. Great wifi, so hopefully can catch up on photos.

Note: would not recommend Lomond River Lodge Campground. Poor to non-existent wifi, poor water pressure, and 15 amp. Gros Morne RV park was good, we stayed in the wide open gravel area, full hook ups.

Off to Western Pond....more later.
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Hi Silver. You appear to be having a wonderful time on your tour, I only wish you had more time (or the inclination) to post more photos.

A couple of points: the photos you have posted are quite good, well-composed and focussed. The system will allow you to post much larger photos, FYI. Or of course, you can use on of the free hosting sir\tes, such as Photobucket, as an example. They will accept whatever size of image you toss into them, and yet not overload the Airforums site, since you post photos using a link that their system produces for you. Therefore, you can put huge photos in with no restrictions by the Airforums site's rules.

Just an idea. I find the hosting sites quite easy to use, and as I said, the ones I have used have no charge as far as I can see.
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