Wednesday July 2, 2014
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This is just a short blog update. We are planning on a second try to go back to Newfoundland and Labrador. Last year, we had a giant circle tour from here in New Hampshire up into Quebec Province, over into Labrador to the Atlantic coast. We would have taken a ferry across the St Lawrence Seaway over to Newfoundland and evently make our way back to New England. Part of this was cut short because of a very large forest fire in Northern Quebec Province.
Our plan this summer is to travel back up into Nova Scotia, explore Prince Edward Island, ferry over to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. From there, we will travel on the western side of Newfoundland. This is also an area that we haven't really explored last year. The road will take us all the way to St Anthony...the World Heritage site of the Vikings landing. From there, a short turnaround to St Barbe and another ferry ride over to Blanc Sablon, Quebec. The real adventure exploration starts here. Labradorian border is just a short distance from the port. Many little towns along the coast will keep us busy. One of our goals is to see (closeup) icebergs floating into many of the coastal bays. Icebergfinder.com will show you where icebergs have been
spotted. Even into this month of July, there are many icebergs left to look at both in Newfoundland and Labrador. I am experimenting with Google Maps as you can see up above. Click on the upper right corner to go to full screen. There you can zoom in and see more details. The blue line above is the proposed route. I plan on doing a map per blog to show our location as we move forward! We are starting to pack for this new adventure trip today. Our departure will be sometime in the near future.
That is what we're planning!