I made it, I have talked about this for several years and I am finally in Newfoundland, Canada!!! I will be here until the middle of August. I was advised by 2 people to not head over to the island of Newfoundland until July because in June it can still be cold. But I didn’t listen and I am here. On my first morning, it was 32 degrees (or I should say 0). It’s going to take time to get used to Celsius instead of Fahrenheit.
I have been in Newfoundland 2 full days and I have already seen whales, Moose and Caribou!
I caught the Ferry to Newfoundland in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The website says the ride is 6 – 8 hours to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.
In line for the ferry --
It has 2 entrances into the ferry. The 18-wheeler on the bridge is headed into the deck above mine.
It’s just about my turn to drive my RV and tow car into the ferry --
From the picture above, the ferry doesn’t look so big. But once inside there were 6 – 7 rows of trucks and cars. So many that when it came time to get back into our vehicles I couldn’t find my RV due to all the rows of 18-wheelers that were surrounding my RV.
They really park them close. I had to put my camera down, because my side mirror was within an inch or 2 of the truck beside me
Inside the ferry, there were very comfortable seats, a restaurant, a coffee/snack bar and gift shop. They also have cabins, but for 6 hours I didn’t need that. You are not allowed to stay in your vehicle or even go back down to it during the trip.
We saw 15 – 20 whales. They were very far away, but it was a great start to this trip.
One of my first views of Newfoundland. You can barely make out a small lighthouse and of course, you can see there is still snow on the mountains.
From Doyles, I am making my way up to St. Anthony’s for the Iceberg festival making a 2 night stop in Cow Head on the way(which is where I currently am).
I’ll post in a day or 2 about my time in Cow Head.