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Dean ­ Humphrey
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Apr 01, 2017 18:33 |  #1

I've seen a lot of the US, including Hawaii, with retirement coming in the next few years and the reality of a fixed income, I would like one last epic photo expedition. My Wife would love Hawaii again and so would I, but I was trying to think of an awesome alternative. New Foundland and Nova Scotia come to mind. Has anyone here tried the sightseeing tours available in New Foundland? Was it good? Have you gone and explored on your own perhaps?
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Apr 01, 2017 18:56 |  #2

Places I love in Newfoundland,

- Cape St. Marys: Amazing scenic landscape, and Gannets nesting. A nice motel with a water view minutes away.

- Avalon / Ferry land: A great lighthouse,. and wonderful walking trails. View of a sea cave mouth.

- Cape Bona Vista: Whales, Puffins and more almost always in sight from shore, where again amazing landscapes will tempt you. Beautiful lighthouse etc.

- Trinity: A good place to eat well, and even see theatre. Whale watches,. (though Bona Vista likely better for that) Beautiful bay and scenery. (seeing a theme here) Rocky's bar!

- Tickle Cove, Red cliff: Not on many lists, but a sweet community, and the red cliff is amazing with a natural arch/tunnel over the water.

- Gros Morne national park: Western Brook pond fjord etc.


With the exception of Gros Morne, this is all relatively nearby and easily gotten too via rental car. Gros Morne is on the Western Coast, so a bit of a trip to get to. The rest is all quite near St. Johns


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Apr 02, 2017 06:36 |  #3

A few years ago we did the whole of Nova Scotia. Yes squeezed in all into about a week. Not enough time for sure, but the scenery and people were fantastic. I am also getting ready for retirement and have not seem much of the US at all, so not sure of how or what to comapre it to.
Coming from New England i thought we had it down as far as seafood, but the scallops up there or beyond comparison, as is what they call ice wine. All I can say is just try it.
Yes and also its one of the cleanest places I've ever seen. The thing I can't stress enough is the people themselves, there very friendly indeed. Just take your time(I wish we could have) and take it all in. Hopefully you also get to see Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island as well.


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Apr 02, 2017 14:12 |  #4

thanks Guys awesome info, just what I wanted to hear. Bsmooth, if you haven't explored the west cost, you really should try to take in Oregon and California (places I've been) and Yosemite, all amazing.


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Apr 02, 2017 21:24 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #5

All I can say is WOW, I googled images of these places, so amazing.


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Apr 03, 2017 16:08 |  #6

Dean Humphrey wrote in post #18317659 (external link)
thanks Guys awesome info, just what I wanted to hear. Bsmooth, if you haven't explored the west cost, you really should try to take in Oregon and California (places I've been) and Yosemite, all amazing.

...and the Grand Tetons should also not be missed. Suggested timing is to include July 4th at which time the place goes crazy patriotic in a fun way.

...also Glacier National Park. The suggested timing is again early July because after leaving the park at the Northeast corner it is about a three hour drive to Calgary. Allow about three days for the Calgary Stampede and local events, then head west for Lake Louise, Banff, etc., then drive south to Kalispel MT to fly home




  
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Apr 03, 2017 16:28 |  #7

Dean Humphrey wrote in post #18317952 (external link)
All I can say is WOW, I googled images of these places, so amazing.



Indeed, here's some from my trip in 2005;
http://jakehegnauer.ze​nfolio.com/p192229757/​slideshow (external link)


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Apr 04, 2017 14:21 |  #8

There is certainly a lot to see and photograph. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Some of the touristy spots around here are Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Chester and Annapolis Royal. Halifax is an interesting city too with a nice waterfront and lots of History. The Halifax Citadel, Pier 21 and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are pretty cool.

A few hours NE of Halifax is Cape Breton Island. I'd recommend driving the Cabot Trail if you'd like to see some great scenery. Also if you are a history buff a visit to Fortress Louisburg on Cape Breton should be on your list. The Alexander Graham Bell museum and village of Baddeck are nice too.

As for Newfoundland, I've only been there once but it was an amazing place. We spent a week hiking/camping in Gros Morne.

It's pretty easy to get around up here so personally I'd go on my own instead of a tour so you don't have time restrictions. But it really depends on your comfort level I guess.

Let me know if you have any questions about NS.


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Apr 05, 2017 05:47 |  #9

My wife and I went to Newfoundland a couple of years ago it was not your typical tourist destination but it's photographers paradice its got some of everything from grand landscapes to quaint fishing viiages. St Johns is is nice with goods views from Signal Hill and Cape Spear lighthouse just outside of St Johns is nice. Western brook pond in Gos Morne National Park has a boat tour that we thought was worth taking for the views. All of the Places that Jake listed are worth visiting. If your driving from Nova Scotia when you book the ferry a private cabin is well worth the extra money. We came in to Port aux Basque and left from Argentia, the Argentia ferry was an overnight trip.


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Jul 04, 2017 17:50 |  #10

I've been to Newfoundland a couple times for hunting, and it is on the short-list for a photo trip for my wife and I. A little difficult to get there, at least from Western New York state, but worth it!


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