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Old 08-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #946
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Spot is WORKING! Awesome. I can ride with you vicariously!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #947
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The adventure begins...

Half way to the ferry I took a campsite at the Oceanview Campground in Pocologan, NB. The owner told me some campers were going to shoot off some fireworks this evening. I said "cool" and wandered the 200' (unknown meters) down to the seafood restaurant to dine on chowder and haddock.

On my way back the fireworks, non professional type, we're going full bore. I said to myself "fireworks...cool".

I arrived at my site just in time to see a roman candle tip over and start blasting my car.

NOT COOL

One went under my engine and gave my car the appearance of having a neon undercarriage.

LESS COOL

The next three were direct hits that bounced off my fender and grill.

REALLY NOT COOL

The guy's wife was ripping him a new one as this was happening. Hearing that kind of made me feel at home

So the guy comes over to apologize and said "Once it fell over I couldn't stop it"
I suggested that it works like a grende with the closest soldier (him) jumping on it to save his fellow soldiers (my car).

He asked if there was any damage and I told him I wasn't going to look. The car is new. Most of us have a ding or two from shopping carts. They make for boring stories.

In the morning, if my car is no longer perfect:
1) I'll have a story to tell.
2) New car paranoia ends.
3) It's still ORANGE so I doubt anyone can see details beyond that.

Beauty eh?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #948
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In MIillinocket Maine at a campground with tents pitched and a cheery fire going. We rolled into the site to find some neighbors using the fire pit. They left. We had a premade fire. Very cool. Anton has some art pics. Tim.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #949
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In MIillinocket Maine at a campground with tents pitched and a cheery fire going. We rolled into the site to find some neighbors using the fire pit. They left. We had a premade fire. Very cool. Anton has some art pics. Tim.
Sure...
You guys get the pre made fire and I'm over here being attacked by the rocket's red glare! Where the hell is the air support I called in???!!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #950
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One more! We are ...! Good night!
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #951
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Wish you were also, Tom. Anticosti 2014?
Absolutely!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #952
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Half way to the ferry I took a campsite at the Oceanview Campground in Pocologan, NB. The owner told me some campers were going to shoot off some fireworks this evening. I said "cool" and wandered the 200' (unknown meters) down to the seafood restaurant to dine on chowder and haddock.

On my way back the fireworks, non professional type, we're going full bore. I said to myself "fireworks...cool".

I arrived at my site just in time to see a roman candle tip over and start blasting my car.

NOT COOL

One went under my engine and gave my car the appearance of having a neon undercarriage.

LESS COOL

The next three were direct hits that bounced off my fender and grill.

REALLY NOT COOL

The guy's wife was ripping him a new one as this was happening. Hearing that kind of made me feel at home

So the guy comes over to apologize and said "Once it fell over I couldn't stop it"
I suggested that it works like a grende with the closest soldier (him) jumping on it to save his fellow soldiers (my car).

He asked if there was any damage and I told him I wasn't going to look. The car is new. Most of us have a ding or two from shopping carts. They make for boring stories.

In the morning, if my car is no longer perfect:
1) I'll have a story to tell.
2) New car paranoia ends.
3) It's still ORANGE so I doubt anyone can see details beyond that.

Beauty eh?
The adventure begins! I like your philosophy in dealing with the Canadian rocket attack.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:20 PM   #953
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In MIillinocket Maine at a campground with tents pitched and a cheery fire going. We rolled into the site to find some neighbors using the fire pit. They left. We had a premade fire. Very cool. Anton has some art pics. Tim.

This is a great start to the NFLD adventure.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #954
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Bon Voyage

I see by your spot that you are getting ready to board the ferry soon. Have a great trip and I hope this weather holds out for you. I'll be following along and wishing I was there.

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:19 AM   #955
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I see by your spot that you are getting ready to board the ferry soon. Have a great trip and I hope this weather holds out for you. I'll be following along and wishing I was there.

Peter

Did the ferry provide tie-downs? we will be coming back that way in 2-weeks and was wondering if I needed to bring any.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:45 AM   #956
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Did the ferry provide tie-downs? we will be coming back that way in 2-weeks and was wondering if I needed to bring any.
Yes they do but if you are coming from Labrador they are not as plentiful crossing the Strait of Belle Isle. I keep a pair of small ones on the bike for emergency straps just in case.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #957
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Watching the spot. I've been to these places and they are spectacular!

Wishing I was there.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #958
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Watching the spot. I've been to these places and they are spectacular!

Wishing I was there.
I've never been there, but wishing I was now! Looks like they're maybe making camp south of Corner Brook?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #959
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Good news on the Ferry front! The Blue Puttees will be back on its run on Wednesday, putting the Atlantic Vision back on the Argentia run. I don't know how this will affect your plans...
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #960
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it looks like the SPOT stopped working,,,, Tim might have dropped it in a toilet or something...
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