Friday, July 28, 2017

Fish, Fun, & Folk Festival in Twillingate

Had fun in Twillingate Thursday afternoon watching the kick off of their summer festival. Link to photos -

In search of an Iceberg

Today we headed to Bridgeport Newfoundland to see a rare sight - the first iceberg to migrate into their harbor in 35 years. It was not there. 

We met a nice guy carrying a lobster down the street and he said "It's still out there, sure enough. Around the corner. I'll call my son and he'll take you to see it." We said OK (of course) and headed for the harbor. We met Dwayne Canning there and he took us straight away on his 14 ft dory.

When we got just outside the main harbor, the iceberg was sitting there doing what icebergs do - melting slowly and making a lot of cracking noises. The weather has been hot the last few days so this berg is getting small fast. We're so happy we met Dwayne (and his Dad) and got the chance to see this berg up close!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gander Aviation Museum

Great visit to the small but impressive aviation museum in Gander, NL. Clockwise ftom top left: the first flight simulator, inside the cockpit of a DC-3, part of the twin towers presented to Gander on the 10th anniversary of 911 for helping thousands of stranded travelers. #newfoundland #gander #ontheroad

CQ CQ CQ KG4MKL CQ - practicing my morse code, I'm really rusty! #newfoundland #gander #morsecode #cq #ontheroad

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Happy Camper Socks


Happy camper socks are in order today! We're headed East across Newfoundland to Gander. While NL is packed full of wonderfully friendly people, this town stands out for it's amazing efforts after the 911 attack. With a strategically located international airport they were on the front line receiving thousands of diverted flights. The townspeople opened their hearts and their homes to distressed travelers. #gander #newfoundland #blogthis