August 19 , 2022 /

LAST LEG SUMMER TRIP

AUGUST 12-19, 2022 The CAT FERRY is an amazing craft, a large catamaran with powerful diesel engines and top speed of 44 knots.  The crossing from Yarmouth, NS to Bar Harbor, ME, a distance of 123 nautical miles takes 3.5 hours.  The loading and unloading process, because we’re in a small motorhome, puts us on

read more

August 12 , 2022 /

LAST DAYS NL & NS

WEEK EIGHT August 5 –  Last night stayed at Gros Morne KOA near Rocky Harbor, NL and Gros Morne National Park.  Another LTV camper across the road, bicycling couple from Quebec and next to them, a Korean couple from Vancouver, BC.  The diversity of campers makes for an interesting mobile community.   We motor on

read more

August 11 , 2022 /

RELUCTANT RETURN

After 8 weeks out of the country, albeit just north of the border in 6 of 10 Canadian provinces, I find myself reluctant to return to the USA tomorrow.  There are numerous reasons but the main one is the continuing division and polarization in the political arena and the toxic fallout from so much flak

read more

August 5 , 2022 /

NS to NF

JULY 29 – AUGUST 4 – SUMMARY OF HIGHLIGHTS Conversations with fellow campers include sharing home base locations, RV lifestyle preferences, recommended stops along our route, and help resolving issues most of us encounter at some point in our travels. Have seen some large caravan tours, as many as 25 rigs in one group who

read more

July 29 , 2022 /

WEEK SIX – TRAVEL PLUS

I had planned to keep two separate blogs, one continuing on various topics that I have had running along since 2011 and a more recent one dedicated specificially to travel.  That is not working as I had intended so I am abandoning the separate travel blog and will post those here along with others.  For

read more

July 23 , 2022 /

WEEK FIVE – NS AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

JULY 15  – We move from one campsite in Five Islands Provincial Park to another site in the same park as advance reservations are difficult to secure in the peak summer months.  Favorably impressed with the Nova Scotia parks online reservation system showing various parks, availability and ease of registering. S. also referring to iOverlander

read more