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Old 05-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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Preliminary notice may 2013

I have just returned from the Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival in Norris Point, NL. [Gros Morne Nat'l Park]. The festival is a fantastic ten(10) days of Music, stories, hikes, parties and events. It was a fabulous few days for me. So I have this crazy idea that I am going to run by the festival committee. I do realize that I could go ahead without the nod from the committee but I feel that they should be informed.
I will try to get a rate at the local KOA for the final few days of the TTT festival, plan a few special events for the T-T-T-Trillium Troopers, print up some T-shirts and invite all you guys to come out to the rock for a wonderful time. After the festival, if you survive, you can head on up the Great Northern Peninsula to visit a couple of other UN World Heritage sites, head east for other points of interest or head back to the boat.
The committee will be on hold for a couple of weeks before starting the debrief for this year's festival and starting plans for 2013.
2013 Festival should run from May 17th. to the 26th. but these dates are unconfirmed.
Stay tuned. Stand by. ZUJ. Keep listening. Watch this space.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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I've stayed at that KOA - nice campground and a beautiful setting.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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Exclamation Preliminary notice for May 2013

Trails, Tales & Tunes, the annual festival of hikes, treks, geocaching, storytelling, poetry and MUSIC!!!! takes place in Norris Point, NL every spring around the 24th. of May weekend. This is the weekend that we on the rock consider to be the official start of the summer season.
I will be hosting an EGGstravangza for 2013 to coincide with the festival.
Firm dates will be posted, with options for camping [KOA or Nat'l Park] as soon as they are confirmed.
There is an 8-hour ferry ride from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques, NL. One way fare is abt $170.00 CAD. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from the boat to Norris Pt.
Please stay tuned.... for.... TRAILS, TALES, TUNES AND TRILLS......

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Trails, Tails and tunes

Ginny is already thinking about it. I know that $170 is not chicken feed but make it more than a weekend. There is plenty to see and do in Newfoundland. Everyone I know that's been to Newfoundland has been pleased.
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Thumbs up Ttt&t

[QUOTE......make it more than a weekend...................[/QUOTE]

The festival runs for ten(10) days...and as a participant [writer/poet/knothead/DJ] I usually go for five(5) days.

Let me work on it....

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Is that ferry fare per vehicle? In other words $340 for tow and trailer? or per person?
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Nfld Ferry

Actually I think it's a 6 hour ferry ride. I believe there's a per person charge but it's trivial compared to the trailer/tow vehicle.

Generally we try to take the midnight ferry so it brings us in around 7 AM. Know that Newfie time is 1.5 hours ahead of EST. Nova Scotia is on Atlantic Time and 1 hour ahead of EST.

They let you park in the ferry terminal well before midnight. Ginny loves it because she likes the bussle of the port; I take a nap.

There are staterooms, very basic, for an extra charge on the boat. We've never got one. The seating is very comfortable on the ship, and it is a real ship. We usually watch the movie.

After we cross we stay in a small campground not far from the terminal that used to be a provincial park, complete with wi-fi. I recall it's in Codroy.

I really hope Scouter Dave pulls this off. I'm sure it will be a good time.
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"They let you park in the ferry terminal well before midnight."

When do you purchase get your ticket? The day before or the same day of travel as you wait in line there? Thanks.
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Exclamation Important info

You can check out ferry information at www.marine-atlantic.ca
or you can call 1-800-341-7981.
RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE [Credit Card Req'd] AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Even months in advance.
Do no expect to simply drive up, buy a ticket and get on board. Particularly in the summer months.
There is a difference in travel times depending on the season. Off season travel is slower. Summer travel time is reduced to accommodate the increase in travellers.
COMBINED length of tow vehicle and trailer is the determining factor for travel costs. This info is on the website. The longer the rig, the higher the cost.
Cabins run about $120.00 for a night crossing. About $50.00 for a day crossing.
Individual passenger fares differ.
Chairs are comfortable in the public seating areas and there are 'lounger' chairs in a closed off area for about $20.00. They tilt back a little more.
Food on board leaves a lot to be desired [IMHO].
There are deals for Cdn. veterans, ex-service personnel, seniors.
Pets stay in your vehicle or in kennels [but now they charge for kennels].
There is no access to vehicles once the vessel is underway except in cases of emergency.
The Provincial Tourism office is open all year. 1-800-563-6353
J.T.Cheeseman Provincial Park is just up the road from the terminal and the campground at Doyles has reverted to the family that originally donated the land to the Prov. Gov't. From all reports it is well run. There is a newer campground in the area too.
There is an old Irving gas station property at Doyles where big trucks [westbound] hold up if the winds are too high for travel at Wreck House. You can haul in here too [eastbound]. I would not travel, east or west bound, if wind warnings are in effect, with my 1300 in tow.

That should be enough to keep you busy for a while.....Enjoy.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #10
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Trails, Tales, Tunes & Trills 22-25 May 2013

I was in Gros Morne last week. I climbed the mountain again. Dates have not been set by the committee but if they run true to form the TTT Festival should run from May 16th. through to the 25th. 2012.

The rally will incorporate the last four days of the Festival and run from
May 22nd. to the 25th. 2013

The KOA in Norris Point, NL will be open.
Rates for Electric and Water were $33.73 [Cdn], Tax in, per day, this year.

The owner/operator has assured me that there will be a better rate for those attending.

I will forward links etc. later but TTT, KOA, Gros Morne, Marine Atlantic and NL tourism are all googleable.....

Remember, you can come over earlier or stay longer....

Anyone interested in a X-island convoy trek?

There will likely be T-shirts. A logo has been struck....

Two weeks in Newfoundland is just long enough for you to realize that two weeks isn't long enough......

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #11
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Yahoo..... We'll be coming barring something I can't imagine and of course two weeks is never long enough in Newfoundland. Two weeks in Gros Morne is not enough nor enought time to amortize the ferry ride. We usually come over in late May and leave the beginning of July.

Dave where do you live on the island?

Thank you so much.......
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Newfie Travel Info

If you read this site you know I love Newfoundland. You can use the following link to order a Newfie Travel Brochure and map. Even if you don't plan to go it's fun to get one. It will give you something to dream about.


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Old 10-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #13
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Gros Morne National Park

This rally is being held in Gros Morne National Park at Norris Point, a small town in the park. This park is a World Heritage site. There is so much to do here, a truly wonderful place. The following is a link to info on the park.

Parks Canada - Gros Morne National Park - Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures

I'm very excited about going back.

Up the road from Gros Morne is another World Heritage Center at L'Anse aux Meadows. A documented Viking settlement that pre-dates Columbus. There is continuous renactment going on here.

L'Anse aux Meadows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On the way to 'the Meadows' you could hope across to Labragor, a short ferry ride, and visit Red Bay, a national whaling historic site.

Red Bay National Historic Site : Labrador Coastal Drive

And if you're really hot to travel from Red Bay you could drive across Labrador, a trip of a life time and avoid the ferry ride back to Nova Scotia.

Now if that isn't enough, late May is iceberg season. As great as all these locations are the icebergs alone are worth the trip.

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