Hotel Port aux Basques
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It is a few minutes to the ferry, but don't count on speed in the dining room. They would benefit from a manager who could train the waitresses on efficient service. You wait for a menu, you wait for a drink (even water) and, boy, you wait for your food. Oh, yes, and you wait for your bill.
It wasn't so busy for dinner, but the waitress couldn't seem to deal with remembering orders or what was in the food. Does not give you confidence in the chef if the servers have never sampled items, or even seem interested.
Breakfast of toast and coffee would be faster, I hoped. Hah. Not a chance. Good thing I'd packed for the ferry already.
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Up at 0700 hours. Ride to breakfast in town, then headed over to the dick to wait in line for the ferry. Huge ferry named the MV Blue Puttee, one of the largest ferries I have ever seen! $100 per person. Reeling seats, cafe, gift shop, big screen TVs. Very comfortable. Six hours went slow though. Arrived in Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland at 1800 …
On leaving Cow Head heading southwest to the ferry, we had extra time to explore more of Gros Morne. We have really enjoyed our stay in Newfoundland & these 2 additional side trips have made it even more difficult to leave. We spent the night at the Hotel Port aux Basques; nice room with a view & great to be close to the ferry.
... a panorama view of St John's, and the incredible protected harbour. We walked around this lake that they call Pond, that is called Quidi Vidi (I ran it the next morning). The pond is where the rowers club practice rowing, a nice walkway all around with some boardwalk/gazebos, they skate on it in the winters, a nice dog park, a dam at the far end. This was too funny, there's a Penetentery the next block over. Both the Pond and Penetentery are a few blocks from ...
... not everyone in NL has the heavy Newfoundland accent. We're been told that people from the smaller communities have it. This young boy on the ferry coming here had the strongest accent, everyone smiled when he talked.
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Weather has improved, driving around more beautiful small seaside communities. Places with names such as: Deadman's Bay, Ragged Harbour, Nosuch Harbour, Dildo Arm, Old ...
... and scatty and make a funny but very loud noise that sounds like a bird. We could have watched them for hours.
One more memorable thing about NL for us was some of the names of local towns. Here are just a few of the names we found funny:
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