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Old 06-29-2017, 04:05 PM   #15
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Looked up Newfoundland and area. Where do you camp when you visit there? It looks like an interesting place to visit. Also, what Scamp 16 model do you have? And does it keep you warm enough when you camp--which I'm sure it does. Do you use your camper to shower in or is the water affected when you visit such cold areas. You know, any freezing problems. Thanks.

We have a Scamp 16, I think layout 4 with a side bath and a front couch. I have modified our Scamp extensively for our travels, we're on the road 7 months of the year. You can see it under my name "Preparing a 1991 Scamp 16"

We do not use the shower in the trailer. Campground showers are more practical. NL Provincial Parks and Canadian National Parks generally have great showers. A night with electricity in a Provincial Park is $15US.

Seven our trips to NL have begun in early May and end typically in early July. That is a cooler time of the year but not crowded by people or bugs. We usually go in May to attend a Music Festival in Gros Morne, a great National Park. You could spend a month and not see it all.

This year we had 14 inches of snow while in Gros morne in about 24 hours. We carry an electric blanket and a small electric heater. Most of the time the electric blanket is enough.

Though it sometimes goes below freezing, it's never been far below freezing and not for long. We've never had the water freeze. (Note sunrise is very early. The other day we were up at 4:30 AM and it was bright and it's light to nearly 10PM.

It's more than an interesting place to visit, it's the best.If you want a kick, order a copy of the NL Tourist Bureaus NL Guide and Map.

Glad to answer questions.
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:44 PM   #16
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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I really appreciate it. I'm interested in visiting Canada, especially Quebec city and surrounding area. I will look into getting the travel information you suggested.

Got it! The information can be downloaded from the travel site.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:34 AM   #17
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Most of the time when people are referring to Arctic melting, they are referring to the Arctic Oceans melting and not Greenland. According to most global warming professionals, the Arctic Ocean was projected to have ice free summers well by now and it hasn't happened.

As to Arctic ice free predictions, a number of expeditions have attempted a Canadian Northwest passage with failure. As to the Antarctic, they do produce icebergs and while the Arctic has loss ice coverage due to melting the Antarctic has had record ice years, as well.

For me the reality is Newfoundland has had a record ice year for at least 3 of the last 4 years. It's almost June and spring has just come and fisherman are just leaving their Harbors. Icebergs result from the flow of ice and not the melting of ice.
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This should be of interest. 3 years ago there were 8 blue whales were in the strait of Bell Isle between the island of Newfoundland and Labrador. They were diving for food, when they attempted to surface the ice had frozen and/or moved over them. The ice was so thick they could not surface. They drowned. There backs were all bruised by trying to crash thru the ice. One 80 foot specimen ended up on the beach in Rocky Harbour where we were staying, two others were nearby, a shocking Bic ture of that year's stay.

And the results of the 'warming debate' will take care of itself.
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Here's a less controversial tale of Newfoundland. Our last two days we re-explored parts of Newfoundland's Baie Verte Peninsulas, a rich mining area. We spent a day in Tilt Cove. In 1864 they discovered a huge copper, gold, zinc deposit that was mined for over 60 years. The town grew to 1500, only reachable by boat. Now the town is down to two couples. It's fun to explore this desserted place, just picking up multicolored stone's is fun. Next year I hope to take our little Scamp down their winding dirt road and spend a week wandering the mine, cemetery, slag piles, abandoned buildings and getting to know the 4 inhabitants. There is so much to see. Here's a fact. To get 2 grams of gold they needed to process a ton of ore. It's impressive that it's possible to do that task.
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Congratulations on your 17 years of Scamping. I am impressed that you have embraced the Canadian Maritimes so heartily. Although I have traveled most of Canada, the delights of Newfoundland are still to come. You are giving me itchy feet with your posts. Have a great Canada Day on Saturday!
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The Campground we're in, Grand Codroy RV is one of the best in NL. They gave us a little flag for Canada day. Saturday we'll watch fireworks in the little town of Codroy, population 50, compete with hot dogs and hamburgers.
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We'll be going up around the back side of Tioga pass in a few days. The eastern entrance to Yosemite that has just been opened because of the tremendous amount of snow this Year. We've also been out looking at the outrageous river flows. It's breathtaking.
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Thank you Ginny and Norm for sharing your "wanderful" experiences with us.

I'll take this opportunity to wish you both an early, "Happy Birthday"!
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Thank you Ginny and Norm for sharing your "wanderful" experiences with us.

I'll take this opportunity to wish you both an early, "Happy Birthday"!
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Of course we'd like to live forever, it's the only way we'd get to see it all. It's funny, we've now spent 16 months in Newfoundland, and rarely more than a week anywhere, however every trip we find more to explore.

Here's one for you from a Newfoundlander.

"In England they drive on the left side of the road, in the USA they drive on the right side of the road, in Newfoundland they drive on what's left of the road.'

It was a particularly bad year for potholes this year in Newfoundland.
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