Wednesday, October 5, 2016

August Recap (1 of 4)

Yikes ! Summer & Fall are flying by at breakneck speed. My last post was of the Graves Island VW Camp out...I'll try and sum up what happened since...
The following week, I embarked on what was supposed to be a 5-week Holiday (I took 5-weeks off under something at work known as "Leave with Income Averaging", or LIA...


At the start of week one, I was loaded up and ready to head home to Newfoundland, just me and the Camper, with Debbie to follow later. Well, nasty coolant symptoms resulted in me abandoning my initial trip...actually I drove to Baddeck (almost to the NL Ferry), then drove back home again. I knew something was up and I was pretty convinced of impending engine head failure...more on that later. Anyway, I switched vehicles, and headed to Newfoundland again 2 days later...






Not exactly a Westfalia, but Debbie's Tiguan would have to suffice...
Actually, it turned out nice, and I managed to squeeze in some relaxing sightseeing...
Not to mention some tasty roadside stops.
From that, I reunited with Debbie, and we hit Twillingate for a bit of a "reunion". The family homestead was being sold and things were a bit crazy. With no VW Camper, we had to get creative on the sleeping arrangements...I was kind of prepared and we had a couple of nights hiding in the upstairs of a shed...I slept well...




Lastly, we enjoyed some nice hedonism at the Crow's Nest Cafe...


That was the first week, four left...more to come...

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