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4/3/08 7:37 P

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Wow, your name is Barb too! Thanks for the info. I'll definitely contact you when I make the trip.
Every Canadian should make a cross country trip once in their life but 4500 miles each way is daunting and that's without the side trips.
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4/3/08 5:04 P

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Hi! Well if you are planning on travelling through Newfoundland then the best plan would be to take the ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques, NL on your way here.

L'anse aux meadows would definitely be a great spot to check out (shame on me for never having been there ... haha, I really need to go experience my own province), but would certainly add some extra days to your experience ... although, if you are going to Gros Morne, you have to sort of head up that way anyway.

Coming back, if you are planning on visiting St. John's then I would definitely recommend leaving from Argentia ... that way you don't have to go all the way across the island again. Argentia is about 1.5 or 2 hrs in car, which is a lot better than 10-11 (which is how long it takes to drive from Port aux Basques to St. John's). The ferry is longer, but at least you get a break from the drive.

I am a wealth of knowledge on the ferry system! Haha! Gotta know it to get out of here lol!
If you have anymore q's just let me know :)

A cross-Canada trip is definitely a dream of mine! If only I had the $$$ to do it... maybe someday!

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4/2/08 9:53 P

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I've been thinking of my solo cross-Canada trip from the Okanagan of BC to Newfoundland. I'm not sure if I'll make it this year. When I do go I'l make sure I visit the park. Those are great websites. Thanks!
The sudden increase in gas is doing my budget in.
I'll be mostly camping or hostelling.
I noticed that I can arrive by a ferry at one end of The Rock and leave by another at the other end of The Rock. From the map, there are actually 3 ferries. Do you have any recommendations? The one arriving at Argentia means I can go to St. John's easily but Cornerbook is a must too if Ive travelled 4,500 miles. Maybe I should go to L'Anse Aux Meadows to make my once in a life trip complete!
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4/2/08 6:54 P

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Wow, I hope I get to visit someday and go hiking there =) Have fun!

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4/2/08 3:17 P

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The photos are beautiful. I look forward to seeing your pictures.
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So, I've lived in Newfoundland my whole life, and have yet to experience Gros Morne National Park (a Unesco World Heritage site). I hear great things about it, and in the month of May I'm going to have the opportunity to spend some time on the West coast of Newfoundland, and will, therefore be taking on Gros Morne!

I was just looking at the website www.grosmorne.com and I am so looking forward to it! So beautiful! When I finally get to take it on, I'll definitely be posting some pictures of that hike. According to the website there are tons of hiking trails, so I'll have my pick when I get there.

Anyone else here ever been to Gros Morne?

Edited to add: Here is another good site to take a look at www.grosmorneadventures.com to see more!

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