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Old 06-08-2016, 04:59 PM   #197
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Go to nowhere and find something. We're in Kings Point, NL, nowhere by most standards, but there's always something to find at nowhere. We're parked in a small municipal Campground overlooking the bay as seen in our first picture. We've driven to three end of roads from here to find there's a hiking trail at the end of the roadS, taking us to an 800 foot waterfall T Rattling Brook, the Caribou Trailand a rough sea side trail with tiny hiking sign in Harry's Harbour, all leading to a couple of huge icebergs. I forgot the whale.

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A few more.. We've only been here for about 4 hours. We know at least 3 trails we have not hiked. This is not a place on people's list, yet like so many places there more to do then we will do. When you travel always consider the nowhere places

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Old 06-08-2016, 05:56 PM   #199
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unbelievable pictures, thanks for posting....
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:01 PM   #200
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Yes- thanks for posting-I am really enjoying your adventure !
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:49 AM   #201
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Lightbulb Two thoughts

First, one member of the Caravan driving to Port aux Basques had a trailer trip flip over just a couple of minutes in front of him due to strong side winds. Winds can be strong in Newfoundland, we stayed in an ocean front campground where they have had picnic tables scatter around the campground from the winds in the winter.

Second, we're in Notre Dame Provincial Park, camped on the water. We have never had a phone signal here. With T-Mobile we have four bars. Three of our electric devices are tethered off T-mobile and at the same time we're watching ESPN2 live from the states on my phone. A very impressive performance.

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We just returned to Newfoundland after a 4 day trip to Labrador. It was more rugged and remote than Newfoundland.... beautiful and undeveloped. We saw a lot of large icebergs, beautiful rivers, and one black bear on the return trip from Mary's Harbour. If you visit Red Bay, order the fish and chips at the Whaler's Station restaurant...delicious! The one issue would be the roads....full of potholes....with the gravel roads better than the paved ones. We enjoyed this spectacular countryside so much that we are planning a return trip to drive the trans-Labrador hwy.
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Lunch with Scouter Dave.
For those of you have asked about David Shaw, we had lunch with him at Scouter Dave at Rosie's in Gander. He was his usual engaging self. He's picking up a used Bigfoot this June to continue his travels.

He took us to Rosie's in Gander for lunch, great food. I had the Mess, homemade fries covered in fresh turkey, stuffing, grilled onions and Gravy.

Things are still great. Tonight in Notre Dame Provincial Park, camped beside a lake for $17 cnd a night. We:re heading north to Twillingate and Fogo Island. Next step Dido Run Provincial Park.

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Lunch with Scouter Dave.
For those of you have asked about David Shaw, we had lunch with him at Scouter Dave at Rosie's in Gander. He was his usual engaging self. He's picking up a used Bigfoot this June to continue his travels.

He took us to Rosie's in Gander for lunch, great food. I had the Mess, homemade fries covered in fresh turkey, stuffing, grilled onions and Gravy.

Things are still great. Tonight in Notre Dame Provincial Park, camped beside a lake for $17 cnd a night. We:re heading north to Twillingate and Fogo Island. Next step Dido Run Provincial Park.

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Hi: honda03842... After a lunch like that I'd expect hardening of the arteries to set in soon. Add a heap of cheese curds and you'd have Poutine!!!
Great place to eat in Wildwood Fl. Miz Kathi's Cotillion and Sweetery.Miz Kathi´s Cotillion Southern Café - Where all food is served A.S.A.P, As Southern As Possible I had The Train Wreck. Here's a pic
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Alf, It did come with cheese but I opted out on the cheese. I was barely able to eat what I had. Typically Ginny and I would split one, she had cod. Thanks for the tip. I keep a list.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:51 PM   #206
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We did this trip last year (end of August) Great weather. Went from West Coast ferry across province. Incredible journey. Love reading your posts.
My sister-in-law's property with Trillium on it is still for sale if anyone interested. This is in Cappahaden, NF. This way you can have a permanent spot overlooking N Atlantic and picking berries, seeing whales and icebergs!
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We did this trip last year (end of August) Great weather. Went from West Coast ferry across province. Incredible journey. Love reading your posts.
My sister-in-law's property with Trillium on it is still for sale if anyone interested. This is in Cappahaden, NF. This way you can have a permanent spot overlooking N Atlantic and picking berries, seeing whales and icebergs!
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Send me a PM with info on the property in Cappahayden. At least one member of the Caravan may be interested.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:36 PM   #208
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Conclusions or You can do it too.

1. It was fun to share our love for Newfoundland with 10 Newbies.

2. It was easy. I suspect there are many on the site that could run a short or long Caravan around their special part of North America.

3. The Loose Nature of the Caravan was successful at least from my perspective. In a sense it feedback to the group possibilities.

4. I learned a lot from this trip and could refine it.

5. 2 of the 6 rigs had significant problems, One had two tires replaced (hard to find tires) and lost a wheel bearing and subsequently broke a brake drum.
Another had brake issues requiring replacement of brake lines and a master cylinder distribution block as well as spark plug and distributor cap. issues. All problems were resolved with help from 'we didn't know any of them' friendly Newfoundlanders.

6. Simple things can be difficult. One member was going to rush out and get an oil change like in the States, after four service center tries and four hours he got a simple oil change. Here it's expected you'll make an appointment.

7. All in all, after a couple of weeks people were comfortable with Newfoundland and fully capable of bounding about by themselves, each particularly pleased with the friendliness of the people of Newfoundland.

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Was so glad to follow your caravan and see all of the photos. A wonderful adventure in a wonderful place.

Hope we will hear from some of the other people who went, and see some more photos.

Some of the rest of us will surely make this trip.
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Was so glad to follow your caravan and see all of the photos. A wonderful adventure in a wonderful place.

Hope we will hear from some of the other people who went, and see some more photos.

Some of the rest of us will surely make this trip.
I suspect you'll see more posts when people return to their homes. Most don't have the Internet access that I do. The T=mobile phone has worked very well. Here I sit in Notre Dame Provincial park with total access.

They all certainly took tons of pictures and some are even 'smuggling' bergy bits home with them in their freezers.

This year has been the coolest and rainiest Ginny and I have experienced in NL. The last couple of days Ginny and I went to look at a beautiful piece of property on the east coast, on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic, if I were only younger. The best part was meeting the neighbors, just the nicest couple, almost enough to cause me to buy the property. The most common comment from the group is "the people are wonderful".

Keep your eyes on the thread, I'm sure there will be more pictures, or better yet come for yourself.
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