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Old 07-22-2003, 09:44 PM   #15
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Ferry service

The ferry should be no problem. The Marine Atlantic October schedule shows two or three sailings each way per day between Port aux Basques and North Sidney but fewer sailings to and from Argentia.
http://www.marine-atlantic.ca/
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Old 07-23-2003, 12:06 AM   #16
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Thank you Floy

I knew we had a member here from NFLD who would back up what I was trying to say. :)
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Old 07-23-2003, 04:48 AM   #17
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Newfoundland English

The most authoritative dictionary, and one full of good humour as well, is "Dictionary of Newfoundland English" (G.M.Story, W.J.Kirwin et al.), 1982. And, Ron, I am a woman -- Floy, a very uncommon name, is wherever I have found it attached to a woman. Ah, but it is too commonly thought otherwise.
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Old 07-23-2003, 08:44 AM   #18
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Newfoundland

Bob Hoffmann's web site has a very good day by day account of a three week stay on the island in September of 2001. http://www.bhoffcomp.com/
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Old 07-23-2003, 11:49 AM   #19
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I'm very sorry Floy!

I apologize for bending your gender. I'm trying to figure out how that
happened:

1. my subconscious mind made a connection between Floyd and Floy.
2. I'm a complete sexist and assume male unless otherwise.

Lesson learned. Sorry!

Ron

ps Your most elegantly phrased correction speaks volumes of
the charms to be found by visiting your land! Where else in North
America do they still use English so eloquently?
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Old 07-23-2003, 06:15 PM   #20
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Thanks for the book recomendation, Ron. I've read A Labrador Doctor by Wilfred Grenfell. Written about 1920 it has held up amazingly well. Also The Curse of the Red Cross Ring by Earl Pilgrim. A ripping yarn. A recently written story about a murder in the St. Anthony area about 1920. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for the one you enjoyed.
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Old 07-24-2003, 10:13 AM   #21
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Welcome Maggie

And thanks for your N&L book suggestions. I know I'll be returning
one day so I shall look them up. Hope you'll post something about
your trip.

Ron
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:57 AM   #22
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Does anyone know what it's like to camp in Newfoundland and Labrador in October?
We are part time Newfies, and camp on the Great Northern Peninsula up by St. Anthony. We have spent 30 summers up there and usually head out in the fall. We hardly ever camp in camping areas. Newfies are great gravel pit campers. You can stop just about anywhere along the coast and set up camp. We are in the process of buying our own land, but anyone can use it, that's the way it is up there. Most of the camping areas shut down after Sept. but a few remain open. Once freezing weather sets in, most water lines in camping areas are drained. We use a battery powered shower that you can buy in Cabelas. It works great. I simply take a bath in a brook. Its cold no matter what time of year it is. Make sure you have a furnace in your camper. Even in August, the nights can get cool along the Viking Trail. The best part of Newfy in the Fall or Winter is that there are few tourists. If you go up there, stop by the Treasure Chest in Rocky Harbor and say Hi to Joyce, the owner, and tell her that as soon as our Scamp is built, Bob and Cherie from N.H. will be back. She is a great lady and exemplifies what Newfoundlanders are all about. We sold our popup pickup camper and are eagerly awaiting our Scamp.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:02 PM   #23
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Welcome to the family of fiberglass, Bob & Cherie. Thanks for the info about Newfoundland!

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I was back in NFLD in Spring of 2004, expecting to do some gravel pit camping and found that most had been closed by putting large rocks at the entrance -- Reportedly this was done for liability insurance reasons...
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:10 AM   #25
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A blast from the past...I started this thread, it's fun to see it again. We took that October trip and by luck had one of the warmest autumns they'd seen. Public camps were all closed but many private were still open and quite empty. We used our furnace and indoor shower set up alot. We allso drove the brand new 300 mile gravel road up to Cartwright, Labrador (we left the trailer in Red Bay). We talked to a man up that way who told us he'd sold his very remote cabin to a man in Nova Scotia. He said smiling, "now it's his and mine". Beautiful country.
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