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ernie1

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Posted: 07/09/18 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am loading my rv on a ferry from Nova Scotia to Channel-Port aux Basques,Newfoundland, and am seeking advice on whether I might find it worth traveling east from that point toward Diamond Cove/Rose Blanche or just continue north on 408 toward Codroy Valley Provincial Park and beyond.. Any good accommodations for rving in these areas? Roads ok? My rv doesn't handle deep potholed roads well. Thanks for any helpful input.

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You don't say what size/type rig you have. The road east from the ferry landing has some pretty sites, but it is small, particularly at the eastern end. We went out there for a day trip as we were planning to depart from Newfoundland as a day trip from Grand Codroy CG.


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We stayed at Grand Codroy and then took our car east on the road you are talking about. There is a very good restaurant down there and some beautiful scenery, and nothing else.


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Posted: 07/10/18 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We stayed at JT Cheeseman PP for a couple of nights before taking the ferry back to the mainland. Nice park. Definitely take a drive down to Rose Blanche. We liked it better than Peggy's Cove and it wasn't over run with tourists.


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Posted: 07/10/18 01:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both times we planned to go to Rose Blanche the weather did not cooperate and we decided it wasn't worth the trip in the fog and rain. It is still on our bucket list as we hear it is beautiful.

There is a provincial c.g. very close to the ferry dock. We have stayed there. We have also stayed at the provincial tourist info building which is about 10 km. down the main road. They open early in the a.m. and it is the perfect place to get travel info for the entire island. This works well if your ferry docks late at night.

Enjoy your trip - it is a wonderful experience.


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There's a new Viking Site near Port aux Basques. It was discovered via space view since I moved away from NL in 2008. But that's long enough ago to talk with the local information soles before going anywhere else.

I assume you will go up the Northern Peninsula to L'Anse aux Meadows and Norsted.

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And Gros Morne ...
dam you've got me already planning our next trip out there.


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Wow you guys got me humming! Seems like I can't miss no matter which way I go. I'm gonna have a ball! By the way, we have a new not broken in yet PleasureWay XLMB on a Mercedes 3500 chassis and it does not seem to have a whole lot of ground clearance so I'm being cautious. Man! You guys definitely have my interest piqued! Looking forward to mingling with the wonderful Canadians and trying out the unique food.

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Food? You jogged my memory again.

If you go to Gros Morne NP, try the Seaside Restaurant in Trout River.

The main roads were not a problem in NL when we were there, but some of the side roads were. From the ferry, we took the Trans Canada up to Gros Morne, then 430 up to St. Anthony (L'Anse aux Meadows and Pistolet Bay PP) without problems; it's the main route up there. But on the return we tried the side loop road 432 that splits off at the St Anthony airport; and that was very rough. Maybe better now though, it's been several years.

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Stop off in Rocky Harbour on your way north. Check to see if the show "Anchors Aweigh" is playing at the motel. It is live music - Newfoundland style and a heck of a lot of fun. We have been a few times - hope it is still running; we have not been back for a few years now.

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