St. Christopher's Hotel
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It took us quite a
while to get off the ferry and we had decided that we would not travel to
Corner Brook as we had planned originally, due to it being quite late and it
getting dangerous with moose at twilight and in the dark on that road.
Thankfully we hadn't booked anything so could change our plans with ease.
Though it did mean we had to look in Port Aux Basque (where the ferry terminal
is) for somewhere to sleep. We have a great book that ...
... and I could live; it's so colorful, interesting, charming and alive. I love the wind, the landscape is so diverse, there's so much to do. I think it would be interesting to experience the winter here. Carly and Hanna think about it???We stayed in St John's for two nights. We treated ourselves to a nice hotel and had lots of fun taking in a couple bands and eating some great food... And the sites, wow! There' a beautiful walk up this mountain called Signal Hill, ...
... but many museums and tours are now closed.And Sandra, Fall has just started to touch the trees here. Although it was near frost early this morning. Lucky we have brought a duvet.In a couple days we will be one month into our trip and let me tell you sisters that is an accomplishment . This VW is a 'pretty small camper' (our license is 924 PSC). We're just about at our campsite, so shall sign off. I'm hoping there's wifi and I can send this blog ...
We had a relaxed morning and before leaving Botwood we walked along the harbour to see a flying boat museum. Botwood was a base for flying boats in the 1930's and it was from here that the first trans-Atlantic commercial flights were made to Foynes, Ireland. As I have visited Foynes and the museum there it was very interesting to visit Botwood. (See previous post for some photos)
From here we headed down onto the TCH (Trans-Canada Highway) for the 300 ...
Honda Drivers Log
Miles driven on Newfoundland Island, to and fro--1560 mi.
Google Map included--RETURN TO FERRY, 4 Days, 759 mi. A to C 268 mi., stopped at B to visit Trinity, and overnight at Freshwater Inn B&B in Gambo. C to D 98 mi., arrive Twillingate, overnight at Harbour Lights Inn B&B. D to E 306 mi., arrive St. George's, overnight at the Palace Inn B&B. E to F 87 mi. arrive ...