14 August 1996

Touring The Atlantic Provinces

Logistics: Kinburn, ON > then East through ON NY VT NH MA NB NS NL QC PE
Vehicle: 1994 F350 RC LB SRW 4x4 7.3l diesel with 1988 Maple Leaf Camper
Travelling Companions: Mae & Earl in a Volkswagen Van
Days: 35
Dates: August - September
Activities: Overlanding, canoeing, hiking, photography
Distance: 6000 kms (est.)
Photography: Old, poor quality, scanned images ... sorry!
CANADA National Parks: Gros Morne NP
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Red Bay, Gros Morne NP
Post Description: This happened too long ago and I can't remember the details. Read the photo captions, the story is in the photography and it's 'mostly chronological'.
Event: 22nd Wedding Anniversary



Mid-August, we were packed and departing for points East. Our 1994 Ford was loaded with camper, canoe, food and wine. Mae & Earl loaded up their VW Van, once again assuming it still had many more kilometres to go. We plan on about a 5 week trip. We decided to travel through the USA on the trip out and return home through Quebec. The trip resulted in more ferry crossings than we had done before, a visit to L'Anse aux Meadows ( the oldest known Viking settlement in NA), hiking trips into Gros Morne NP, a stop at Cape Spears (NA's most easterly point of land), one inland and one coastal boat tour, A Farley Mowat sighting during a ferry crossing and our most amazing wildlife sighting ever ... 30,000 nesting pairs of Northern Gannets at Cape St. Mary's ... and one Moose.





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