Four Wheeled Adventure in a VW Euro-Van Camper….Trip Report….

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Abenteuerfahrer, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. judomaniak

    judomaniak Been here awhile

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    really enjoying your thread so far, especially Montreal and quebec city. Been to both many times and your photos brought back manny happy memories.Enjoy thr rest of your trip.subscribed:clap:clap
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  2. Abenteuerfahrer

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    Then went on to find Rose in the cold, windy fog of these banks...

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    She's somewhere up there.... blowing her siren horn!

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    Thar' she shows...

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    Solid granite from the local quarry.. withstood her time but had to be reconstructed..

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    cheers...
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  3. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Slowly she disappears....

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    Chow time before lining up on the wharf... spied this obscure restaurant which was in the middle of now-here and was packed... no wonder..totally local fruits de Mer!


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    Pan fried Cod for the Missus and double poached Halibut...oh, my..were they good..

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    Had to please Emma as I stank of fish..:lol3

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    cheers....
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  4. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    This concludes the Newfoundland report.

    Arrived at the docks....slept like logs...We're now in North Sidney, NS. Ready to go for another adventure around here. It's warm..ugh!!....a bit humid. Sharon's looking for stores.

    Sharon here...picked up a few dried goods at nearby Walmart (the only store in this neighborhood). Driving through many places we've been to...the pictures posted here do not do justice as one must come to see for yourselves. Every corner we turned was another beautiful scenery. Every places we've driven to tells a story....the old wooden boats, fishing & crab nets, old houses that weathered many storms and protected families and fishermen, thoughts drift out in remembrance of those who were lost at sea, laundry drying out in the summer winds, summer faunas that bring back light & joy to the tiny fishing towns and so on....joy....pure joy!!

    cheers until the next episode...
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  5. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    good on ya guys, this looks like the trip of a lifetime and beautiful pics to boot :clap
    If you're going through the Cabot trail I would highly recommend the Meat Cove campground, you have the ideal setup for that.
    If you're going by Neil's Harbor, say hi to Dr Cool for me
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=860483

    Have fun and be safe
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  6. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Hi adiablolex... currently am 15 km from Meat Cove. Will stop at Neils Harbour on my way back down. Am staying with friends at South Harbor. Might hit Meat Cove tomorrow. Done the western Cabot trail before so am longing to do the most eastern trail down south: Louisburg > Halifax.

    cheers...
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  7. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    This is how we sometimes live...when trying to post reports. It's either MaDonalds, Tim Horton, internet at the camground or Motels. Pretty hectic sometimes as not to have to many stories and pictures lined up..

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    On to Cape Breton Highlands...

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    Crossing Bras'D Or Lake...

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    Took this tiny ferry at EnglishTown..

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    Sharon stopped there to browse for some pottery..

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    After purchasing something $$$ he plays the violin to cease your sorrow :lol3

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    cheers...
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  8. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Five years ago I used to stop here for a lunch break....how time flies!

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    I am on a chowder hunt... this one sucks, sorry... too many potatoes! Twillingate's chowder was still the best, bar none. There's another one at Esquire in Halifax. We'll see which one wins!

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    Although they were good..but rather small. Newfoundlander Mussels were the best....''

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    On to South Harbor, NS to meet some friends. Sharon knew a student at Gallaudet University and whose parents reside here. Kelly suggested that we visit them and give cheers. She'll be here the first week of August.

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    Entrance to their lovely place on the lake..

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    Genuine fresh Mackerel out of the local waters here and served Nova Scotia style..

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    Garnished with curried cucumber, couliflower, onions, etc..

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    Looking out of the window after dinner..

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  9. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    South Harbor

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    Emma really enjoys herself here...no heat wave like in NC...freedom....free...clean air...lots of cool sun!

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    The many faces of Cape Breton..

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    $ 7.50 for 6 pounds of local fresh mussels.... hhmmnnnn....

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  10. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    White Point

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    This lady is swimming in these frigit waters.... 40F... bbbrrrr

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    On to Meat Cove today for another overnight camping in the high altitudes. Hope it isn't too windy, cold... It has been written that a German couple in a VW Bus was blown off that cliff in very high winds. Was rescued by the locals while the bus sank...:eek1.

    cheers...
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  11. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Took the dirt road to Meat Cove. A perch high upon the cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean. This is one stop we missed during inclement weather riding in our moto/sidecar in 2011.

    This time I vowed to set camp here. And we did today..but it is no longer the the secluded, free... high perch. It now has internet(dead slow)..a chowder House, bathrooms, showers, toilets but no power on the side. Costs $30.00 to camp that used to be free. 5 years ago it was mostly frequented by motorcycle adventurers who camped here. Ahem..how times have changed and everyone is longing for the almighty money!! :cry

    There is a story by locals: A German couple camped here in their VW Bus..a mighty high wind came about(downdraft) at night time that flew their bus down the cliffs and into the ocean. They miraculously survived and were rescued by the locals, fishermen and all, but their Bus went into the abyss here.

    Will reload pictures at a later date..

    cheers...
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  12. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Fish Chowder at Meat Cove sucked...too many potatoes..

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    Meat Cove some time ago was grant... isolated, serene, quiet...FREE, No Mo'!
    No privacy..and now is a money maker....food at the Hut is poor... We are sad to see this piece of parcel go to a commercial enterprise with no order nor discipline of where to camp. After about 3 hours hordes of campers came in and blocked our view without making sure that they don't obstruct. Smoking was also prevalent in this pristine clean environment...I no longer recommend it unless you go there in the dead of winter..:huh.

    cheers...
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  13. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Last look at Meat Cove..

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    Before heading toward Sidney, Louisbourg, Halifax in one shot... we stopped at Neil's Harbor..

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    The great Bras D'Or lake...!!

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    Cheers...
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    Notice grass on the roof of the huts

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    need to use the loo?? wonder where the toilet paper was.....

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    in those days they made 3 different breads...white bread for the upper class; 1/2 white & 1/2 wheat for the middle class and 3/4 wheat & 1/4 rye for the lower class. in this picture are breads for the lower class. Little did they know then that was the healthy bread!!!

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    typical layout inside the Fortress (the original buildings were all burned down so the Canadian Government obtained the original building plans from France and re-constructed the entire Fortress as it looked like during its' heyday.

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    Sharon entertaining with the Vice Govenor....

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    guess how long I had to be in the confession booth...I ain't telling!!

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    Cheers
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  16. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Back into the modern seaport of Louisburg for lunch..

    All pooped after a long day at the Fortress..

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    Great fried clams..

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    Off we went for 467km to Halifax to eat at a great chowder House before calling it quits for the night.

    Three years ago we ate here:

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    And today for dinner another try...hmmnn...still good!

    Fish chowder..

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    Lobster chowder..

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    Will make my decision soon as of who had the BEST fish chowder in these Maritime parts...

    cheers...
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  17. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Left ...Louisbourg...and simply went to Halifax for the famous fish chowder at Esquire; find lodging; hit StarBucks in the morning and head outa Town. This is a mega city; typical hustle and bustle...not my forte!

    Lunenburg, NS

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    they indicate every direction from where they perished..

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    It was a 35 C Day...,,very hot for Lunenburg.

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    The Dories of Lunenburg..

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    Ocean going pleasure Trawlers...

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    The famous BlueNose...

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    She's in drydocks for rudder repair....

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    Visitor from Bermuda..Sharon still misses the sailing life we had for 23 years..

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    Look at the craftsmanship in those days..

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    Door ringer...

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  18. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Brought a bottle of 'Ho-ho and a bottle of rum'-42%'er... Wooooo..:freaky

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    Sharon swesrs that this fish chowder is the second best since Twillingate, NFLD..Sorry for the out of focus picture... my ancient camera is slowly dying..

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    Got herself a Lunnenburg ladies hat..

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    Went in for a gas fill:

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    So it's camping tonight...:lol3...:deal...:1drink....

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    cheers...
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  19. NJjeff

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    Looks like your having a great time. Loving the pictures.
    Been quite a few years since I was there. Great to see some of the identical stops.

    Ouch with the fuel prices.
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  20. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    thanks for chiming in... things have changed tho!. Some better, some for worse. During my moto days..Cartwright, Labrador was a must ferry to, now phase III bypasses the Town...and Cartwright is being neglected by tourism... nuthin' there!

    cheers..