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Old 06-16-2016, 12:41 PM   #211
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This is Newfoundland.
A person from Frv told me about this property, see it in an earlier post, a nice piece of property, so one foggy rainy day Ginny and I broke the rules and drove over 200 miles to see it.

It's an acre on the edge of a cliff in Cappahayden, NL. Cappahayden is a town of 60 people, we now know to of them.

The property has a non- road worthy Trillium with a small patio and a shed. Formerally people grew potatoes. It is presently the end of the East Coast trail that runs from North of St. John's.

I'll attach a few pictures. The pole with the marker defines the trail, a true walking path. Below the cliff in front of the property it is rocky, but to the immediate South it's sandy.

The property is located right behind the post office attached to a nice white house. Two wonderful people live here. The invited us in for tea and biscuits and we chatted for an hour or so. He told us about hunting eider ducks and catching cod.

These people would not starve if the world went upside down. They were almost enough reason to buy it.

Here's the pictures. The ground looks rough because it was used to plant potatoes.



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Old 06-17-2016, 09:08 AM   #212
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I sure am enjoying this post. It's somewhere I have always been curious about, but just don't think I will ever get to see it in person. So, for now, I am content to live vicariously through you, Norm and Ginny. I have a nephew that travels their once a year for business and he has said the same thing about how wonderful the people are.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:51 AM   #213
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Tom, The people are very nice in Newfoundland...of course Ginny tells me that people are nice everywhere and most are. It amazes me when people we don't know go out of their way for us or members of the caravan. Of course I'm a little biased when it comes to Newfoundland.

We head out to Fogo Island in the morning with good weather in the forecast. In Newfoundland a sign of good weather here is the Caplin coming in to breed. In some measure coming to Newfoundland is a reminder of how life used to be and in the knowledge of that past visitor's lives are also extended.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:40 PM   #214
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We’re just back in Vermont from Norm and Ginny’s and Scouter Dave’s fiberglass caravan to Newfoundland (we returned after five weeks, many of the participants are still there exploring). If you’ve been reading Norm’s posts over the past year you know he promised a lot in the way of a wonderful place and we’re pleased to report that Newfoundland exceeded his promises in every way. We experienced extraordinarily beautiful scenery, wonderful people, and great music. The icebergs appeared in abundance and our visit to the L’Anse aux Meadows Viking site happened to coincide with the day that the recreated Viking ship Draken made its first north American landing after sailing from Norway. Norm and Ginny were, as you would guess, the perfect hosts supporting and encouraging us while, in the spirit of the “loose” caravan, letting all of us wander about as the spirit moved us. Here are a few photos – I’m sure others will be posting some as well.
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:46 AM   #215
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Nice pictures David and Susan, glad you had a great time and return trip to VT. We're on Fogo Island at Brimstone Head parked in the Lions Club Campground. The picture is what you see out the front window of our Scamp. We'll see it all week because it's grounded, imagine 9 times as much ice below the water line.

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It's clearing, a better shot of Our iceberg for the week.

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Old 06-18-2016, 07:35 PM   #217
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This is Newfoundland.
A person from Frv told me about this property, see it in an earlier post, a nice piece of property, so one foggy rainy day Ginny and I broke the rules and drove over 200 miles to see it.

It's an acre on the edge of a cliff in Cappahayden, NL. Cappahayden is a town of 60 people, we now know to of them.

The property has a non- road worthy Trillium with a small patio and a shed. Formerally people grew potatoes. It is presently the end of the East Coast trail that runs from North of St. John's.

I'll attach a few pictures. The pole with the marker defines the trail, a true walking path. Below the cliff in front of the property it is rocky, but to the immediate South it's sandy.

The property is located right behind the post office attached to a nice white house. Two wonderful people live here. The invited us in for tea and biscuits and we chatted for an hour or so. He told us about hunting eider ducks and catching cod.

These people would not starve if the world went upside down. They were almost enough reason to buy it.

Here's the pictures. The ground looks rough because it was used to plant potatoes.
Norm, how much are they asking for that property?
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:51 AM   #218
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Mike, $18,000,it's been for sale for a couple of years.

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Old 06-20-2016, 04:59 AM   #219
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A Great Book

Winter in Tilting by Robert Mellin

This is a wonderful book that will add to your view of the world. It goes along way to explaining the Newfoundland culture, of growing an understanding of what made/makes NL special.

I am only a little way into the book, I'm typically a rocket reader, but this one makes me stop and question, it well be a slow read, just like a visit to Newfoundland.

I'm naturally a slow traveler, Newfoundland deserves slow travel, it deserves taking time to see what's here. 'See' I've come to realize is simply not grasping an image, but a more deeper view and understanding what makes up the image.

It's like going to Mt. Rushmore and seeing the result, seeing the result without understanding the process,without imagining the effort, the creativity misses the images you should have.

This book will make you think differently.

I admittedly love NL, of course I love the stunning views, the hikes, the food, but most of all the people, their way, their culture. This is not found in a drive by...
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Hike and shorts day.
Yesterday was our first shorts day so we took a hike out to the Lions Den trail. It's not super long, the main trail is 5.4 km, though there are numerous side trails, but it's truly up and down, rocky hilly country.

There used to be four small communities out here eking out a living between farming and fishing. Everywhere you look there are fields of berries, my favorite is Partridge berry, a tart Cranberry like berry, I've eaten 3-4 jars since we arrived.

We were tired by the end. It was beautiful, you could have stopped aby where for the day, or maybe even a lifetime. We met a few other hikers, we met one lady who walks it every day. Newfoundlanders are real walkers, you can be no where and find a Newfoundland Walker, and the walking is never on flat ground, and often they're walking alone.

I wish I were a young boy here, I've be all over the place, climbing every Hill, walking every value. Looking about just makes you feel good. Fogo island is special, but it's true of the whole island.

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Water on Newfoundland
I had told caravan members that most towns have boil water orders in the spring and provincial parks year round.

The locals seem to ignore the orders and so do the park Rangers. Here on Fogo the water's yellow. The camphosts say the use it for everything except tea. The water is a healthy yellow. That's our collapsible bottle, it's flat when empty.

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[QUOTE=honda03842;594000]Water on Newfoundland
I had told caravan members that most towns have boil water orders in the spring and provincial parks year round.

The locals seem to ignore the orders and so do the park Rangers. Here on Fogo the water's yellow. The camphosts say the use it for everything except tea. The water is a healthy yellow. That's our collapsible bottle, it's flat when empty.



The photo of that jug got me wondering about the color. I couldn't find anything out about the water, but I'm guessing it's mineral content. I did stumble across this article of a local woman getting sick from drinking from a local spring.
Woman says Steady Brook roadside spring water made her sick - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News


What does strike me from looking at the photos and the ground cover, is that the winters there must be brutal. From looking at maps, no Gulf Stream current to help either.
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Water on Newfoundland
I had told caravan members that most towns have boil water orders in the spring and provincial parks year round.

The locals seem to ignore the orders and so do the park Rangers. Here on Fogo the water's yellow. The camphosts say the use it for everything except tea. The water is a healthy yellow. That's our collapsible bottle, it's flat when empty.

The photo of that jug got me wondering about the color. I couldn't find anything out about the water, but I'm guessing it's mineral content. I did stumble across this article of a local woman getting sick from drinking from a local spring.
Woman says Steady Brook roadside spring water made her sick - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News

What does strike me from looking at the photos and the ground cover, is that the winters there must be brutal. From looking at maps, no Gulf Stream current to help either.
The real winter problem is not the temps as much as the wind. On my 300 foot hike yesterday the winds were really strong, but warm. We don't drink from road side springs. Ginny's semi-religious about drinking water and follows the warnings. That water's from the local treatment plant presently has no ban. The water on the Change Islands is the same color. It is some sort of mineral.

Our hosts Bridgett and Sid look near are age and are unbelievable workers, the water's not harming them.
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The real winter problem is not the temps as much as the wind. On my 300 foot hike yesterday the winds were really strong, but warm. We don't drink from road side springs. Ginny's semi-religious about drinking water and follows the warnings. That water's from the local treatment plant presently has no ban. The water on the Change Islands is the same color. It is some sort of mineral.

Our hosts Bridgett and Sid look near are age and are unbelievable workers, the water's not harming them.
Last night I was reading that this area of NL has the warmest summer temperatures. I don't know why. As well it's serviced by the Labrador current that begins up by Baffin Island and runs down the coast of Labrador, carrying the icebergs we see.

A case of bottled water is $6.99cnd.
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