Wednesday, - September 5, 2007

Well, the weather is nice and sunny for our last day in Newfoundland but it is very windy and cool. Oh well, it beats cold and rain! John just put the storm window back on the door and I suspect it will stay there now until we get to Arizona – where did the summer go!!

We got away from Pippy Park about noon and had a good drive to Argentia (pronounced Argencha) arriving at the park here about 1:30. When we got here there was one other trailer, now there are 4; I think a lot of people spend the night on the ferry parking lot but we wanted to have hydro for the night so our batteries would be good and charged for the 14 hour ferry trip. I will turn the fridge onto vacation mode tomorrow morning and it should make the trip fine. To explain for those of you who don’t know, we have a regular apartment size fridge in our trailer that only runs on electric, so knowing we need to have lots of battery power tomorrow to run it we don’t want to use it all tonight dry camping. It probably wouldn’t really be a problem but we just didn’t want to take a chance; plus, this morning they were calling for rain which would have meant little solar power to charge the batteries.

This park is new this year and has nice long sites, we are sitting here looking right out over the ocean, a beautiful view and we can watch the ferry come in tonight. Tomorrow it will be a quick run down the hill to the dock. This park has wi-fi so I am in 7th heaven, I can get all caught up on everything again!

I was hoping to be able to do laundry here but there is no laundromat so we will probably spend Friday in North Sydney so I can do laundry and grocery shopping then head out Saturday morning. We won’t arrive in North Sydney until around 11 p.m. tomorrow night so I don’t imagine we will feel too ambitious on Friday morning anyways.

We have just loved Newfoundland and plan on returning again some day to see the things we missed this time. We are very glad we gave ourselves six weeks as we have been able to see and do a lot of things but haven’t felt rushed. Next time we will try to come earlier (like late June) so we can see icebergs, puffins and more whales.

Just a little p.s. for those of you who don't know, if you click on a picture on the blog it will go full screen size and be easier to see.

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