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L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows

This is one of my favorite places. It was a Viking town, with blacksmiths and other things. It was also the first place Europeans ever set foot in North America. There was a tour we went on to show us the city planning and different shops. All the buildings were made...
Port Au Choix

Port Au Choix

We went to hike at Western Brooks Pond. It was a very nice hike. There were a lot of flowers, trees and mountains. And when you get to the boardwalk you have to take a boat to the other side of the lake. We also went to the Point Riche Lighthouse It was also very...
The wreck of the S.S Ethie

The wreck of the S.S Ethie

After visiting Tablelands, we met up with Mali Mish at the Lobster Cove Lighthouse. It was a really cool lighthouse and there were costumes and games to play with. I remember Luka dressing up in an old girl’s dress and that was really funny.     After...
Gros Morne Mantle

Gros Morne Mantle

Yesterday we went to Tablelands, which is located in Gros Morne National Park. Basically what happened there was “geological anomaly”. What happened was 500 million years ago two continents collided (I cant remember the old pre-Pangea continent names) and...
Returning West

Returning West

The town of Brigus had been recommended to us. Another quiet seaside village. Yawn. We looked at the map and saw a town with a funny name and headed there. Sometimes, that’s all it takes. Best stop of the...
St. John’s

St. John’s

St. Johns and Cape Spear is pretty much the end of the road east for us. We literally can’t go any farther east without getting on a boat. Our first stop was the top of Signal Hill and the National Historic Site. Naturally, Bode earned another Xplorer dog tag....
Root Cellars and Puffins

Root Cellars and Puffins

We worked our way around the Bonavista Peninsula and made sure to try a local delicacy – cod tongue. Battered and fried tongues taste pretty good. Supposedly, the only better is the cheek. The little town of Elliston is known as the ‘root cellar capital of...
Trinity

Trinity

We dropped by Terra Nova National Park and picked up another Junior Xplorer dog tag and took advantage of their laundry facilities. We got a message from Dan and Marlene that they had found a great boondock spot a few towns away near Trinity, so we hit the road. The...
Fogo Huts

Fogo Huts

It’s possible there is only one color of paint available on this...
Ferry to Fogo Island

Ferry to Fogo Island

After Twillingate, we headed toward the Fogo Island Ferry. First, we had to stop to help a Vanagon with a coolant leak. Problems we’ll never have. He had just driven the Trans-Labrador Highway and assured us we’d be fine as long as we took it slow. After...
Twillingate

Twillingate

As they say –  if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. After camping our first night near Doyle, we started the drive across Newfoundland. First, we made a quick detour to Corner Brook for sushi and to donate Bode’s old bike that...
For Sale: Dad’s Convertible

For Sale: Dad’s Convertible

This bug has been in the family for as long as I can remember. That’s somewhere around 1984. If you’re interested driving around with the top down and the wind in your hair… have a look at our eBay listing. More photos and details at the...
Ferry to Newfoundland

Ferry to Newfoundland

After finishing our loop around Cape Breton, the next stop was a boat. The ferry to Newfoundland. There are two ways to go: a 16 hour overnight ride to Argentia (St. John’s) or a 6 hour noon ferry directly north to Port aux Basques. We did the math and the...
Skyline and Sydney

Skyline and Sydney

We said our goodbyes to Dave, Ann, Wynne and Mae, who will head start their trip south, then west to their new tiny home-base in Petaluma, California. We’ve threatened to “moochdock” with them someday Our last day in Cape Breton was supposed to a...
Meat Cove

Meat Cove

Several people had recommended this campsite to us, but Dave got here first and posted a photo on Instagram that led us to skip most of the sites on the East side of Cape Breton and head straight for Meat Cove. Somehow, Bode convinced her parents to let Ava ride with...
Voglers Cove to Ingonish

Voglers Cove to Ingonish

It rained all night and was still rainy when we packed up our stuff and put it back in the bus. It was two hours to the airport, but we stopped at a recommended seaside restaurant in Chester so Mom could get one last lobster roll. Luckily, she decided to also have...
Lunenburg

Lunenburg

This is a Unesco World Heritage site, and a lovely seaside town. We found a restaurant with outdoor seating on the water that could accommodate us. It was a weekend, a very busy but we did get our lobster rolls with a view. Mom and I wandered the town looking into a...
Halifax

Halifax

I called my Mom on Tuesday afternoon and asked her if she wanted to visit us. We picked her up in Halifax on Friday afternoon. I love her spirit of adventure and her willingness to come visit us in whatever remote area of the world we might be in. We decided to park...
Red Point

Red Point

Like nearly everywhere we’ve been on the East Coast this summer, Prince Edward Island is jam packed with campers. We made it to Red Point Provincial Park, but had to park in the overflow area for the night. It worked out great for us, as it was a big grassy...
PEI and Bus Pie

PEI and Bus Pie

An exhaust leak that Jason had tried to fix with inferior parts earlier in the week didn’t hold, and we were in desperate need of a muffler seal fix. The sputtering was getting pretty loud. Jason had done some Facebook searching and was able to connect with Mark...