Typically Road Trippin’ ……Cruisin’ Back West….

Twillingate

Twillingate

Day 90          September 7, 2014

Clarenville to South Brook, Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Damn, it was super windy all night long, and hard to sleep ‘cause the wind was so loud! But at least we had found a safe haven for the night in the Walmart parking lot.

Our overnight stay at Walmart

Our overnight stay at Walmart

Prior to getting back on the highway, we went to a gas station to put some air in one of our tires. The air machine seemed broken, so we went to a second station, where we also had problems. Finally, at the third station, Mark was able to get a little air into the tire that was low. Something wasn’t quite right. It was still early on a Sunday morning, and nothing else was opened, so we basically just gave up and got on the road.

It began to rain, but our cruise west was fun. We discovered radio station OZ FM 105.3, playing traditional music, lots of jigs and reels…music to make you happy. Great road trip music!

There’s a memorial in Gander that I was hoping to stop to visit. It’s a memorial for some American servicemen that were killed when their plane (taking them home to the US) crashed just after take off.

We followed a small wooden sign that pointed down a dirt road. Since it was raining, the dirt road was actually a mud road. And the road was pretty narrow. We weren’t even sure we were on the right road, and were beginning to worry that we might get stuck. When we got to a spot where we could turn around, we did. Mission aborted. 

Although we were long past iceberg season, we did drive out to Twillingate. Twillingate is one of the primo spots for iceberg watching in the spring and early summer. 

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Stop or turn...stop or turn...make up your mind quickly!

Stop or turn…stop or turn…make up your mind quickly!

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Dark and moody….

Somewhere between Clarenville and Twillingate

Newfoundlanders aren’t afraid of color!

Hello doggie...

Hello doggie…

We drove to the end of the road, to Crow Head, where we enjoyed the spectacular views of the coastline.

Crow Head

Crow Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crow Head

Crow Head

Mark, standing way out there at the edge of Crow Head

Mark, standing way out there at the edge of Crow Head

Long Point Lighthouse, Crow Head

Long Point Lighthouse, Crow Head

The rain had finally stopped, and we were able to enjoy a nice outdoor lunch at the Crow’s Nest Cafe, followed by a little photo time at the Twillingate harbor before continuing the journey west.

Crow's Nest  Cafe, Twillingate

Crow’s Nest Cafe, Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

Twillingate

It was the end of the camping season in Newfoundland, which made it easy for us to have our choice of sites in all of the campgrounds we visited. It was a treat to pull into the almost empty Kona Beach Campground in South Brook, and park in site #9…right on the beach! It was a pebbly beach on a lake, but it was a beach and it was sweet!

And the winner is....site #9

And the winner is….site #9

Sunset walk on the beach

Sunset walk on the beach

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