Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 44 of 49

We all got up and headed to the ferry, leaving Newfoundland and heading to Nova Scotia.  It was a beautiful day, sun shining and clear.  We were to all get hooked up and head out in a real convoy to the ferry.  It was amazing to see all of us on te\he road as were traveling through the hills and curves of the roads in Newfoundland.  It was RV's as far as the eye could see. 

We did have to leave one of our group behind because of RV troubles.  John could not get his RV started.  The wagon master had to leave him because he had to get 18 of us on the ferry by 9:30 in the morning.  Two of our crew stayed with John and his wife until they knew they had help coming.  Then they too had to leave to catch the ferry.  They make these reservation months if not years out.   It did not help that we are in a tiny village and it is Sunday too, but they did get help. We are hoping it is a small easy repair and they can get here tomorrow.

Well we all get on board.  Last ferry Rog and I were the last of our group to get on the ferry and all most the last moving thing to get on period.  And the last thing to get off.  This time we were the first of our group to go on and the first off.  There were three cars in front of us on our level to leave and then we went.  We only had 38 miles to this campground so easy trip.

We did spend 6 hours on the ferry.  boring.  I must admit the ferry is really nice and very roomy.   

    A couple of weeks back we were suppose to take an over night ferry to St Johns, Newfoundland, but there was a ferry dock mishap that left us and many other ferry travelers hanging high and dry because they had to take a ferry out of service.  And to get as many people across as possible they only ran the short ferry with one out broken.  The ferry put us 500 miles out of our way.  It took us 2 days to get back on track with our adventure.  I am telling you all this because the pic above is the damage to the dock from that mishap.  Interesting too, is that the ferry we were on today is that same ferry that hit that dock area.  

  Ferry terminal
  light house at the harbor there in Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland.
  The village.

This next group of pix are from the last stop in Codroy, Newfoundland.  It was a great campground and we enjoyed our stay there.

An ugly brown bird.

  The wide river traveling to the bay.

A church in one of the small villages near camp.

  Light house from afar.
   said light house close up.

  A couple brought their Newfoundland dogs for us to visit with.  My goodness are they big.  And as you can see in this pic they slob all over all of the time.

They are so pretty. 

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