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Travel in Canada. The Cost

  Most of us like a little peek–under the hood, the skirts, the sheets. Whatever. To satisfy that niggling curiosity, here’s what our jaunt through Canada’s eastern provinces cost for Julia and I. Just in case you were thinking about doing a little jaunting through Canada yourself. In three months, we: Traveled about  6,000 miles […]

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Before Columbus there was Leif

  Clayton Colbourne began fishing when he was seven years old. This was not your daddy’s fishing where you sit on a quiet lake slowly baking in the midday sun, and maybe you end up with a couple of pan fish. Fishing in Newfoundland is serious business. When you fish in Newfoundland, you go out […]

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Where the Vikings landed

  It was a perfect day for a road trip: bright sun on an azure ocean reflecting a cerulean sky. A day like this is not to be taken lightly in soggy Newfoundland. Julia and I had started early from Cow Head campground at the north end of Gros Morne National Park. We were heading […]

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Gros Morne-gateway to Newfoundland’s Viking Trail

  If you have a month to visit Newfoundland, you should follow the route I’ve been describing in the past few posts. You should see St. John’s and Cape St. Mary’s and rummage around on the back roads. But then, I wouldn’t advise you to visit Newfoundland for less than a month. Hear that, you […]

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PUFFINS, you bird-lovers, and The Root Cellar Capital of the World

A junkyard beside the road can be as good a place as any to stop for the night. At this point, I have become adept at ferreting out secluded little spots to camp. I do this partly out of convenience–why go out of my way to find a campground for just one night? And I […]

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