I am getting annoyed-I did some cursory research on pet friendly accommodations by checking a local tourism website. Now, I find, when I double check the location’s actual website, it’s hard to find any mention of pets. Grr. So, if I can’t find the information without a lot of digging or without directly contacting the owners, I just scratch them off the list.
Besides, if I don’t have the time or patience to click through 5 or 6 tabs to find (or not find) the information I need-then you don’t either.
Of course the ‘Under $100’ rate may be subject to availability, and time of year, and who knows what else, really.
Be sure to check sites such as Expedia and Trivago – you can often get a better rate.
Icebergs? Will I or won’t I? Anyone who knows me knows I am a Bucket List freak. So far, I have taken drum lessons, bought a kayak (two of them, second hand- I love them)completed a sprint triathlon (coming in last, I may add), zipped along on an extremely thin looking line high above the trees and jumped in a icy lake on Jan 1st.
There is no rhyme or reason to what ends up on my Bucket List. And it doesn’t look as if it will be finished anytime soon, because new ideas still seem to find themselves on it.
Last week, I got to check icebergs off the list. Not only did I see them in the harbor,(trapped in pack ice) but we treated ourselves to a two hour tour on with Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours out of St.John’s.( Iceberg Quest also runs out of Twillingate)
I’m glad I booked this tour ahead because they sold out with a waiting list-about 100 people hungry for icebergs. There was but one lonely iceberg in St.John’s harbour , but the boat chugged around it multiple times, giving us lots of opportunities for viewing and snapping pictures. It was on the top of my to do list for Newfoundland. Continue reading “Chasing My Bucket List to Newfoundland”
One of the best things about bringing your bike over to Big Tancook Island is -you get to the food first. You can roll right off the ferry and pump you legs up the hill past the couples, the families and the old folks with walkers and canes.
I jest,of course. While it’s true Tancook has limited choices for restaurants, and while it’s also true food is usually everyone’s first stop, you could just as easily whiz by them and take a swing around the island itself. Continue reading “Bring Your Bike to Big Tancook”
We leave on the 19th for five days in Newfoundland I have been thinking hard about what to pack. The main reason we are going especially in the Newfie season of ‘Sprinter” is to see an iceberg-checking one more thing off my Bucket List. I hope.
I have a little prejudice against paying for checked luggage-especially when we are going for only five days. We are each taking a duffel bag type thingy plus a backpack.
We decided against filling those five days to the brim-leaving time for unexpected adventure is always fun, but we did book an iceberg boat tour out of St.John’s,and plan on using our free National Parks Pass 150 at Terra Nova National Park . Maybe we ‘ll even get to do a bit of cod fishing.
We’re splitting our time between 2 nights in St.John’s and the other 2 in Charlottetown, near the park. Day 5 is a we – need – to – start – heading – back – towards -the- airport day.
So what will I pack? Considering it’s likely to be cold, guaranteed to be windy and may be rainy or even snowy (why are we going this time of year again? Oh yeah, Icebergs )
I consulted the internet and a friend who lives in Newfoundland Here’s what made the list.
Waterproof hiking boots. (wear on plane)
Jeans and top (wear on plane)
Warm Jacket (wear on plane)
Lined wind pants
Sneakers/comfy shoes for walking around town
( I love Crocs -they are so comfortable and do not bother my bad knee at all.
Long sleeved tee shirt-natural fabrics are warm and great for layering
2 short sleeved tees one a little dressy(polyester resists wrinkling, and hand washed/dries easily)
Tights for wearing under stuff (like wind pants)
Casual slacks that go with all your tops
Warm hat Pj’s
3 sets undies
5 pairs warm socks (cause I hate cold feet)