We attended Scouter Dave's NL rally
this year, the 1st. There were two rigs. I have offered to individually contact FRV members in NL, NS and NB.
Since this rally
is a little difficult to attend due to distance and ferry cost I thought I could give you something to think about.
If you like music this is a great rally
. The music portion actually goes for 10 days. This year the rally covered the last four days.
A typical day begins with a physical event, like a hike through Gros Morne or boat tour.... Music events start later in the morning and go to midnight. The longest musical event lasted 3 hours and included a great tapas dinner. The musical events usually highlght 3-5 different groups, different kinds of music, story tellers, comedians.
Most music events are free or a donation. Meals with music go from reasonable $5 for fish cakes, beans and toutons, to $30 for an 8 course tapas meal.
This music festival, Trails, Tales and Tunes was voted Newfoundland's best last year.
The ferry is really the biggest expense for the rally. For our Scamp
16 and tow vehicle the ferry fee was $303. A 10% discount is available for a group of 25 (one can hope).
As well as the festival the rally takes place in Gros Morne, a great national park and a world heritage center. Actually there are 3 world heritage centers with in reasonable driving distance...Red Bay and L'Anse aux Meadows the other two.
This is obviously a teaser. I"ll contact members directly with more details as the year goes on. year