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Old 08-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #826
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I forgot to mention earlier, male sure you CALL and confirm your reservations.

There was an incident with the MV Blue Puttees yesterday and she ran aground leaving the terminal. The Ferry Schedule will be screwed until they get her going again. Marine Atlantic's current solution is to drop the Argentia run and put that boat to Port aux Basques.

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #827
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Two weeks from tonight!!!

I sure have a lot left to do. Will the ferry object to me changing tires during the crossing?
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #828
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I'm on the dizzer. Who's driving up there? I generally feel safe on ferries. Should we keep a torpedo watch?
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:01 PM   #829
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:09 PM   #830
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Screw that, I'll change my tires before I leave. Where can I get a case of Dramamine?

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #831
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Screw that, I'll change my tires before I leave. Where an I get a case of Dramamine?
I've found on offshore fishing trips that Dramamine just makes foamy yellow puke.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:57 AM   #832
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I forgot to mention earlier, male sure you CALL and confirm your reservations.

There was an incident with the MV Blue Puttees yesterday and she ran aground leaving the terminal. The Ferry Schedule will be screwed until they get her going again. Marine Atlantic's current solution is to drop the Argentia run and put that boat to Port aux Basques.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...ation-801.html
The other day I was checking bookings, there were two weeks of available crossings before the 19th. Now it's booked solid until the 30th, according to the online schedule.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:35 AM   #833
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Atlas,
Have you booked your ferry ride?
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #834
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Finally got through, so they're not allowed to book anything until september right now until all the current reservations get moved around, but once that happens things should open up again. She has no idea when everything will be settled, but the system the operators there use is the same as the schedule online, so once that's showing availability again I should be able to book something this month.

In the meantime I'll see if I can rent a proper dory for the crossing as a backup.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:40 AM   #835
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Morey Morey get your dory there's some herring in the bay

Morey Morey got his dory and the herring went away
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #836
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I can't believe you guys are taking the Ferry.

Why not take the Bridge?

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Old 08-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #837
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I was just on the phone with Anton, who doesn't have a ferry reservation. The Applicant doesn't either. Perhaps it would be better wisdom to tool around New Brunswick and perhaps the Gaspe for a week and a bit and hit Newfoundland later? I'm still hooked on the Rock, but I don't want the water transportation issue to turn into a fluster cluck. If they're not going to get it sorted soon, it could really throw a wrench into the gears. From what I've read, Marine Atlantic hasn't got the best reputation for sterling customer service when events of this nature happen.

I know the New Brunswick DS group has got some kickin' routes.

Just throwin' it out there. It would make it much easier to savage C-Stain's cupboard, also.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #838
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There are plenty of kick ass dual sport routes in this area as well as a few Inmates who would show you around.

Some runs are short and others are longer day or overnighters - but a helluva lot of fun.

FredGreen is the local "Route Master".
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #839
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We're primarily interested in the long runs. I'm thinking that perhaps we could catch my NNEAT route up to the Houlton, ME, run north into New Brunswick, perhaps catch a bit of Nova Scotia, and then wind our way back down following the TNE and a route I've been itching to pre-run along the Maine/Quebec border.

I don't mean to sound like a sissy pants, but I've found it unwise to push a bad position. I'm pretty much free the 15th to the end of August. If I'm back much beyond that, the ex will make my life hell, and by extension, my son's life. He's beginning his second year at a new school, and I want to be able to participate in things to make sure that things are started off correctly. At $13K a year, I wanna get value for the dollar.

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Some runs are short and others are longer day or overnighters - but a helluva lot of fun.

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:17 PM   #840
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Well! What a shame.

But, EmmBeeDee and I will be in a cabin the Parrsboro area from Aug 24 to Aug 31. We are trailering the DRs down and plan to spend the week doing as little cooking and laundry as humanly possible and watching the 44 foot tides, geocaching, eating and puttering around on the DRs.

So perhaps we can meet up during that time?
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