Back in the USA!

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Back in the USA!


We have successfully re-entered the US, after being scrutinized once again by our humor-and-personality-deficient customs agents. The Canucks are happy to welcome us in, and it always feels like the US would rather we not come back.

6 hours to Boston. Hit it!

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Sunset over the Gulf of St Lawrence

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Sunset over the Gulf of St Lawrence


Our 12-hour ferry yesterday turned into something like 15, causing us to miss our connecting ferry in Port-Aux-Basques. Ross was able to sweet talk the captain into being able to use his personal satellite phone to move our reservation. We’d have been screwed otherwise. Non-refundable deposit and all… We supposedly cast off at 11am, headed for Nova Scotia. Wish us luck!

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View from our window – Port Hope Simpson

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View from our window - Port Hope Simpson


Well, if I’m going to be snowed in anywhere on this trip, this is where I’d want it to be. Alexis Hotel in Port Hope Simpson. Clean hotel with good food and an adorable older woman, Margaret – who reminds me of my mum and my grandmum – running the show. We’re told the roads may open later this afternoon, but until then all we can do is chill. Sounds great to me.

Taken in Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador
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View from Our Window -Fermont

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View from Our Window -Fermont


Here is the view from our window this morning. Not pretty, but part of why we do these trips is to see new things.

Yesterday was fun. We saw the Manic 5 Dam (which is gargantuan), the Manicougan Impact Crater / Reservoir (it is that circular body of water you see when you look at a map of this area), and drove on 67 kilometers of the Ice Dragon that this group was so looking forward to. Good day.

We cover fewer miles today. Our destination is Churchill Falls.

More soon.

Taken in Fermont, Quebec
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The snow is deeper than it looks

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The snow is deeper than it looks


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View from Our Window – Baie Comeau

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View from Our Window - Baie Comeau


We stayed at Le Manoir in Baie Comeau last night. It was not our converted convent from the Maggies a couple years back, but not bad, not bad at all. And it will be the nicest accommodations we see on this trip.

We had our own version of a Top Gear race yesterday with 3 cars waiting three hours for a 15-minute ferry across a choppy Saganay River (60 knott winds!) and the other 3 cars driving about 200 miles around. It was close, very close in fact, but I’m happy to report that the drivers – David, Chris, Carl, Ben, Brian and I – won with a few minutes to spare. Too bad all the beer we’d have used to celebrate was in Blaine’s car. Victory tasted very sweet regardless though. (I should point out that a few folks on the other team claim they were unaware that we were racing.)

More soon.

Taken in Baie-Comeau, Quebec
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We made it!

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We made it!


Wow, does it feel good to be home.

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Hallelujah

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Hallelujah


Not much further now!

Taken in State Line, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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New York!

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New York!


We have reached our destination state!

Taken in Findley Lake, New York
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Just a few more hours…

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Just a few more hours...


’til a home-cooked meal or dinner at the newly-opened Ithaca Brewery :) Both sound wonderful.

Taken in Conneaut, Ohio
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