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Old 06-17-2010, 02:15 PM   #57
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Location: Leland, North Carolina, USA
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On to FRANCE....

Hi all...after making haste from Gander to Fortune in order to possibly catch the Ferry to France we rose at 0600 hrs and went outa Town by 0700. Weather was clearing but still cold and of course as always windy from the wrong direction. Skipped breakfast altogether which was a mistake after having to ride about 4.5 hours in the wee morning, but the Ferry is prompt.

Route 210 from Canada #1





Absolutely stark, bare and imposingly beautiful....very few trees on this windswept plain..





There's another country over there...



Town of Grand Bank..





Finally made it into Fortune where the Ferry was about to depart..we politely hagled whether we could be squeezed in and as you know these Newfoundlanders NEVER let one down. I was told by a lady Newfie..".if when in doubt on the road, just knock on any door here"...



FORTUNE...



Hurried and grabbed the bare essentials for a 2 day visit to FRANCE. Stored the rig under cover in a security fenced compound.



Boarded the small passenger ferry with a gazillion of kids on a field trip to the island...







Off we went at 12 knots into the cold Atlantic/St. Lawrence seaway...



Sharon thanking Le Captain for delaying the departure a bit...




Don't worry....Baquettes n' Cafe au Lait's are waiting for us after this cold, c-o-l-d sail...



Part of her is coming into view...








We're in St. Pierre/Miquelon..which is a French possession across from the pond.

It's Euros here and parlez Francais all over the Island...

Bienvenue en France





French Customs House...



Gendarmes..



Passports,.... Merci...!



Proofs in the pudding....Renault...



Notre Maison



Till tomorrow...


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