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Old 07-15-2017, 01:27 PM   #337
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Quilts and knitted items are definitely available. We've only bought socks and gloves though I did want a sweater that was for sale at the Tales, Trails and Tunes music festival. However I have a sweater like Ginny's in her snow picture and that means no room in the trailer, those Nordic sweaters are heavy and thick.
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It was cooler this year and very windy. Typical it is in the 40s to 60s. We no longer carry winter clothes but layer up. This year we stayed at Norris Point, a town I Gros Morne, a marvelous little town that has a wonderful May music festival. This year it snowed on us, 14 inches on May 20th. The locals said it was a first. Typically we wear jeans and appropriate sweaters and jackets. We did get to wear shorts for 7 days.
What another great trip for you. We love seeing the interesting and gorgeous photos.
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Cathy, We did have a unique year according to the local people. We've gone 3 of the last 4 years and each has had increasing ice. Almost enough reason to go back next year.
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Cathy, We did have a unique year according to the local people. We've gone 3 of the last 4 years and each has had increasing ice. Almost enough reason to go back next year.
Well, I hope you will do it again next year then. That is obviously a long trip but very rewarding to see the First Nations handiwork and the spectacular scenery. We liked that stone photo.
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Cathi, It's a long trip however since we stop in NH most years it's not too bad, as well we spend two months making the ferry cost less significant on a daily basis.
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Thoughts on Newfoundland Costs

All the following costs assume and exchange rate of .75 USD to the Canadian dollar. The first big cost is the Ferry to Newfoundland. Roundtrip from North Sydney, Nova Scotia is $500 USD for our small rigs.

The second big item is gasoline, about $3.50 USD a gallon, diesel is typically less.

Private Campgrounds have gotten more expensive in the last 2 years, now in the $25 to $30 USD range. Provincial parks with electricity are $15 USD. They are a best buy and all very nice. Some Provincial Parks are all dry camping, there the rates are closer to $10 USD. We stay in provincial parks about half our time.

We have a very small fridge so we can carry little in the way of food. Eggs, butter and meat are very expensive in Newfoundland. Eggs are 3 times and butter twice as expensive as the states, so much for free trade. Though we don't drink too much alcohol. it is also very expensive in Canada.

I'm not complaining about the costs, we both love going to NL.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:41 AM   #343
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Fogo Island has a world class hotel, very expensive, people come from all over. The hotel built 4 artist studios where world class artists come of all kinds. All four studios require a hike out for artists and tourists. Three Lookout over the ocean and the fourth over a pond. They all have an unconventional look. The following is the pond view studio.



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The above studio is in Deep Harbour, Fogo Island. On Fogo Island there are 11 small communities. Each of them has hiking trails the majority of the hikes are 2-5 kms in length, most involve changes in elevation.
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Ginny climbing up Brimstonehead, a shorts day. Note the ice in the harbour. Fisherman lost about a month of fishing due to the ice. Attachment 108752
Glacial erratics, rocks transported by glaciers from another place, are all over Newfoundland. Picture taken on the climb of Fogo Head. The roundness comes from grinding and rolling of the stone under the glacier. Attachment 108753
Ice everywhere, called slob ice locally.
I woder if 'slob ice' is so called because of the influence of British English... in other words, slahb instead of slab (rhyming with crab)?

Here in OK the Glass Mountains (just buttes, really) are sometimes referred to as Gloss Mountains; they were named by a man of England. You should visit them some time, Norm, since you are so interested in geology. The soil sparkles.
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I believe the sourcing is Scandinavian and Gaelic though it's a good thought.

We have not spent a lot of time in OK. There's just not enough time for everywhere, particularly at our pace. We figure 10 more years on the road, no longer trying to get everywhere but new places all the time.
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Tilt Cove is locate near the top of Bae Verti in Northern Newfoundland, a mineral rich area. The town of Title Cove was founded in 1813, a small fishing village, only reachable by boat. In 1854 copper was discovered and it rapidly grew, mining lasting about 70 years. Now there are 4 people remaining. Click image for larger version

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Tilt Cove has a pond in it's center located a few 100 meters from it's ocean harbor. Steep cliffs surround the town on all sides. Today there's a 4km dirt road down to what remains. Originally all the homes, businesses including a bowling alley and movie theater at one time, we're packed around the town. Click image for larger version

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Not too much left.

Definitely a place we plan to revisit and explore next year.
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I just came across a few pictures of Newfoundland by John Sylvester in a coffee table book in a hospital waiting room. For those who want to see more of his photos, look for this book:
The Little Book of Newfoundland & Labrador - John Sylvester - Hard Cover
Strikingly beautiful.
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Hi Norm,

Thanks for forwarding the blog info on your trip.

In your most recent post you mentioned that you camp in Provincial Parks about half the time. Where do you camp the other half?

Great photos on Fogo, and Tilt. Could you boondock at Tilt?

I'll be following all your posts.

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You could certainly boondock in Tilt Cove. I suspect that one of the four people might even let you plug in and get water. I intend to write to them this year and discuss camping with them.

There are plenty of places to boondock.. WHen you get off the ferry and drive about 10 miles there's a big parking lot right across the street from the ocean at Wreckhouse. Park perpendicular to the mountains incase it gets windy.

There are places to Boondock on Fogo and three dumping stations on the island. However we choose to stay at the Lions Club campground, a wonderful campground right on the ocean. It's less than $20 USD.
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