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August 30, 2013

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DSCF8031 DSCF8067 DSCF8040Another great sleep and delicious country style breakfast at Aunt Jane’s B+B. Following our checkout at 11am, we met up with my couchsurfing friend Andrew for tea and a chat. Andrew’s family has been living in Woody Point for several generations and, seeing as he works from home, he is able to leave Ottawa and spend a few months here every summer. While we were at Andrew’s he served us delicious pavlova, which was a flaky pastry topped with chocolate and blueberries..we had a sweet visit..haha.

Around noon we motored away from the quaint town of Woody Point and headed to a hiking trail called Green Gardens. It was about 4.5 km in and a great hike over interesting terrain and up huge hills and down again and finally we arrived at the beautiful waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence. It was well worth the challenging hike. It is so hard to put into words the beauty and serenity that you experience. As one woman we met said, “It is humbling.” Interesting that there is virtually no “wildlife” ..I saw  just one little mouse; one bird and one bug!

 

We explored for awhile then headed back up the trail to the car as by 4:30 pm we needed to get on the road for the 4.5 hour drive to Port aux Basques to catch the ferry to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. This ferry is the Highlanders and a much shorter 6 hour crossing as opposed to the 17 hour one we took on the Vision crossing over to NFLD.

Trevor is a great companion on our road trips  and he does a great job of monitoring the GPS and the music. Often he plays songs that he has uploaded onto his laptop . He had just finished playing a song by George Jones that we both really like, followed by one by George Strait,  and at that very moment they were finished we drove past a road sign that said Georges River. It was so incredible when this happened..a real example of synchronicity!

The scenery in Newfoundland is absolutely breathtaking. We have loved every minute of our visit here.

We arrived in good time for the ferry so we walked about the small town of Port aux Basques and finally decided on late supper at Tim Horton’s before heading to the ferry. It departed at 11:30 pm and we will shortly snuggle into our sleeping bags on the floor for hopefully a few hours’ sleep!

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5 Comments
  1. Gary permalink

    Very very cool. SOudns like fun. Is Newfoundland your favorite place you have been to? You guys are troopers, no way I would be sleepingon some old floor after the amount of driving you do….survival of the fittest ig guess! 🙂 Love you!

  2. Tracy Millar permalink

    After reading all your blogs, Newfoundland might be added to my bucket list!!

  3. Gary permalink

    You guys look legendary in your pictures. Always smiling….. Cant say im having as much fun as you sitting at my desk right now in a state of D. haahahha

  4. Denise permalink

    The “Rock” is one of the finest places in Canada to live. Little to distract the mind and the freshest air to breath off the mainland. Your journey reminds me of the travel to Newfoundland Labrador, and beyond to the Arctic. The two have many good teaching tools of the same quality to add to life, serenity, beauty, humbling and blueberries 🙂

  5. Helina permalink

    Hey Kat and Trev! Happy to read all of your daily adventures and can’t wait to see you back here! Really cool how you run into so many people you’ve met before – of course, with all your traveling and your awesome openness : D!!!

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