Nice people, great food, peace and quiet

Trip Start Jun 23, 2010
Trip End Jul 08, 2010

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Ocean View Retreat Cottage

Flag of Canada  , Newfoundland and Labrador,
Monday, June 28, 2010

June 28th - Left Bonavista and drove the meandering back woods roads along the coast on highway 235 which connected to TCH 1. The route took us through many small villages, some without names.  Most of the villages had between 10 and 20 houses, most didn't have a store, but they all had a church and a graveyard.   We stopped for photos along the way, in places called Princeton and Lethbridge before heading out on TCH 1 through Terra Nova National Park. 

Once we were on TCH 1 we stopped for lunch and  had fish and chips at a small café just outside of Gambo.  When we started up again Peggy noticed the check engine light on in the Envoy.  That is when she also noticed that we no longer had cell phone service.  So we drove to Gander and called the rental company.  Luckily they had another SUV available at Gander Airport.   This is where we meet Agnes, one of the nicest people at a car rental service that I have meet.  Not only did she find and return our CD’s, but she also helped us with directions and suggestions as to where to visit on our next stop.

The road  to Twillingate Island was less than desirable with all the construction, so it took us extra time to get to the cottage that we had rented.   Once on the island, we found that beautiful location of the cottage along with the over friendly residents made up for a tough day.

Twillingate Island is North of Gander, Newfoundland, approximately 1.5 hours or 98 Kilometers.   The road snakes back and forth through several small villages, coves and harbors.   We stopped several times to take pictures and breath the fresh air.  

The cottage that we rented in Twillingate was perfect.  It was located on top of a hill overlooking the entire village and the harbor.  We spent the first ˝ hour just standing on the veranda looking at all the colorful houses and ships.  The owners Mike and Cindy thought of everything that travelers would need, from laundry facilities, binoculars to watch the wildlife to the soaker tub and the indoor waterfall to help us relax.
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