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Old 05-28-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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We finished the music festival at Norris Point. Absolutely great.

Planned to head to Fogo but woke to snow at other Dame Provincial Park so we headed 150 miles South to Harbour Breton. There are no other towns on the road until you get to the end.

Fogo is now scheduled for Monday.



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Old 05-28-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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Did you take the ferry out of Portland or drive up through New Brunswick? We're so jealous. Newfoundland is at the top of our list when Nancy retires in a couple of years. Here's wishing you good weather and safe travels.
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Brian, We have looked into the Portland Ferry. First it doesn't save much in time, if anything, Second you miss NB, especially Hopewell Rocks. Third, it's expensive.
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Wow! You weren't kidding. Two adults and TV and camper start at about $500 one way. I'd much rather camp and enjoy NB. We've been up the reversing falls but have never been to Hopewell Rocks. The list keeps getting longer.
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Norm, Thanks for starting this thread and reporting on the major points of your trip - keep it coming. We are in the planning stages of our trip and the official 2014 guide "Lost and Found" is nearby. I am following your progress on the map. I also think driving up via New Brunswick and Nova Scotia is the way to go and take the shorter ferry to Port aux Basques. Hopewell Rocks are not to be missed.
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We just visited Harbour Breton. Though there are many pitchman get spots along the 120 mile road we decided to stay in the nicest own campground right near the beach, only 5 sites and $20 a night for service and $10 for underlined. We have visited all the little outposts in the area. Being far out it is closer to old NL. People are more isolated and more co-defendant and as friendly as can be. The big difference is fish farming seems to be the biggest sources of income. Much up and down driving on severely steep roads. Had to only downshift to 2nd once, mostly 4th and a little 3rd.

Virtually no traffic and I love it. The Vistas are wonderful in every direction. On one really big moose so far.

From here it's Fogo on Monday.



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Norm, you must be using Newfoundlander speak. What does " many pitchman get spots" mean? Also " $10 for underlined"??????????
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Hi Norm

We spend the past week in Newfoundland, nearly froze, hope the weather improves for you.

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We just visited Harbour Breton. Though there are many pitchman get spots along the 120 mile road we decided to stay in the nicest own campground right near the beach, only 5 sites and $20 a night for service and $10 for underlined. We have visited all the little outposts in the area. Being far out it is closer to old NL. People are more isolated and more co-defendant and as friendly as can be. The big difference is fish farming seems to be the biggest sources of income. Much up and down driving on severely steep roads. Had to only downshift to 2nd once, mostly 4th and a little 3rd.

Virtually no traffic and I love it. The Vistas are wonderful in every direction. On one really big moose so far.




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Thanks for catching the errors. The use of Swift key can get you in trouble on a smart phone.

From here it's Fogo on Monday. Pitchman should read 'many pit camping spots' and ' decided to stay in the nice town campground' ... and $10 for un-serviced sites.Being far out is closer to old NL.

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Harvey,

It was cold the beginning of last week, We barely saw 40. Since than it's been in the 50s and has reached 60. Definitely the coldest spring I can remember. I will not be surprised to see this year also be cold.
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Nice ! you are on the road again ??we will be following your trip and enjoying it with you..Ron & Glenda
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Also I don't think you meant to say that the locals are "co-defendents" but maybe? LOL,

Thank you so much for keeping is in the loop on your travels, your posts are some of the ones that I will always go to first. You guys are my heroes.
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Sounds like a very nice (albeit chilly) trip.
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Badger PM me your normal email address and I'll send you our NL newsletter.

Pam there have of been twofold days. Actually people in NH are complaining about the cold.

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