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Old 10-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #15
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I could be wrong, but I kinda get the feeling the Norm is enthused about this.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:15 PM   #16
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Can't resist promoting Newfoundland

Newfoundland is one of the coolest places in the world for strange names

Newfoundland and Labrador - Blow Me Down, Come-By-Chance, Pothead, Dildo....yes, Newfoundland has some of the strangest place names in the world.
The village of 'Blow me Downí was named by Captain Cook, who circumvented and chartered NFLD, and wintered on the west coast. The west coast village of Lark Harbour was named for his ship, H.M.S. Lark.
Some other favorite names for communities: Cupids, Conception Bay, Cow Head, Heart's Desire, Heartís Content, Nick's Nose Cove, Whitless Bay and Square Islands.



Real Dogs.
An adult and puppy Newfoundland dog.

These dogs are massive! They originally were breed to work with the fisherman so they are great swimmers and have the ability to be trained as water rescue dogs!

Come by Chance (population 247)
Cow Head (population 475)
Cupids (population 761)
Dildo (population 24,671)
Happy Adventure (population 219)
Happy Valley- Goose Bay (population 7, 552)
Heartís Content (population 375)
Heartís Delight- Islington (population 704)
Heartís Desire (population 223)
Lawn (population 672)
Leading Tickles (population 337)
Tilting (population 204)

We once visited a town of 9 people.

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #17
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That puppy is a doll! Squeeeee!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #18
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Funny names. When I lived in Hawaii there was actually a beach named "Pray For Sex Beach"
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:31 PM   #19
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Newfoundland Travelers Guide

I received my Newfoundland Traveler's Guide today. The theme is 'Lost and Found". Is it possible to feel both Lost and Found at the same time?

The Traveler's Guide has a Newfoundland scene that is simply Van Gogh on the loose.

The Guide is almost 500 pages long, great even if you're not going this year.

One line from the book is "not for the tourist but for the traveler".

I can hardly wait.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #20
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Dave,

I'm planning our trip to Newfoundland. Since we've driven a large percentage of the roads in Western and Northern Newfoundland, I was considering taking the southern ferry route, basically the ferry ride from Burgeo to Ramea to Grey River to Francois to......

Have you ever done it? It certainly looks different.

For those of you who don't know, there is no road across the southern portion of the island. To traverse this direction requires the use of a ferry, a reasonably priced ferry.

There are a number of stops on this southern ferry route. Most of them are mainland locations. Ramea is an island. The following to videos are a couple of many on youtube. These happen to have Newfie music.


Ramea Remembered Web - YouTube

Down Memory Lane - Ramea, NL. - YouTube
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #21
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I've been reading about each of the very small towns on the southern ferry loop, population typically 200 or less. One of my concerns was the availability of wireless in these small communities. I just checked the island community of Ramea and they have a CAP center. CAP stands for Community Access Program.

CAP centers, usually at the school, library or town hall contains computers that may be used by citizens and travelers to get on the internet. During our last visit they were all wireless. Frequently we would sit outside the CAP center and connect up with our computer to access the world from really remote locations.

Just a thought for all you potential travelers.

As well on our last trip many campgrounds also had Internet access.

Safe travels
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:24 AM   #22
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Southern Ferry Loop

I wrote to Newfoundland Visitors Bureau and asked about the possibility of a Scamp tour of the ferry accessible southern towns. It turns out to not be possible since some of the ports do not carry vehicles.

Regardless I've been reading about each of the towns and came across McCallum, a town of Boardwalks, not in the Atlantic City way but boardwalks that are part of the fabric of the community, the way people get about in their every day lives.

The Latest - News - The Charm of McCallum

Newfoundland is loaded with McCallums, just different from our everyday experience.

As I sit here getting ready for our trip to FL, I am fueled by our spring visit to Newfoundland. There is much in life, and even in this forum, that sometime weighs one down. However the reality is that there is much more in life than the negatives, so much that's new and fresh unencumbered by the worries we often create for ourselves. Just imagine the joy and sharing that has to go on in this truly isolated community.

Safe Travels to the McCallums of the world.
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My apologies. Sometimes when life catches up to you it gives you a good swift kick and knocks you down. But I'm getting back up.
I will forward details of the rally on Monday
The festival starts 17 May and ends 26 May. Rally dates are May 23 to 26.
You are more than welcome to arrive earlier. Please stand by, and thanks for your patience. D.
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Thank you Dave. We'll be there for the rally.
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Some people touch our lives and move on, and some leave a part of themselves in our heart as a momento. You are one of the latter, Dave.

Take care of yourself, you are a treasure
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Well said Pam,
I had a chance to meet Dave at last years Niagara rally. Very interesting person.
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Dave thanks for confirming the meet is still a go and its still on the 2013 Rally Map. Fully appreciate there are much bigger things in life than trailer meets that we all need to take the time to look after.

Take care of yourself and hope you have a fun time at the meet.
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Rally on the rock

The RALLY ON THE ROCK will be held in Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland on May 23, 24, 25, 26 in conjuction with the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival. www.trailstalestunes.ca
North Sydney, Nova Scotia is the mainland ferry terminal for your ride to the island. Call 1-800-341-7981 to reach Marine Atlantic.
Make your reservations ASAP. You will need a credit card.

Gros Morne/Norris Point KOA
Reservations: 1-800-562-3441
Info: 1-709-458-2229
email: koa.grosmorne@warp.nfld.net

TOURISM NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR:
1-800-563-6353 - Call for maps, tourist books, brochures etc.

It is about a four(4) hour drive from Port aux Basques to Norris Point.
Follow the Trans Canada Highway from the ferry terminal to Deer Lake,
Take Route 430 to GMNP. Follow the signs, turn left (to the Visitor Center) and continue on to the KOA.

Please register via this post.
If you have specific questions, send a PM.
Thanks. Scouter Dave
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