Monthly Archives: August 2017

Day 12: East Coast Trail: Aquaforte to “au sauvage” at Fannies Cove Meadow

14 miles Map rating:  (Mostly) Difficult : 6-9 hours  Moderate Portion 3-5 hours We started walking today at 10:15. it took that long for the heavy rain that fell during the night to taper off in the morning and our … Continue reading

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Day 11 East Coast Trail:  navigation by drone

Start: Long Will Campsite. End Aquaforte. 14 miles Here are some photos from this amazing day of hiking oceanside.   We scored a breakfast at mid morning.   At noon, we encountered a young German couple who told us that … Continue reading

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Day 10 East Coast Trail: roaring ocean soundtrack 

Roaring Cove Campsite to Long Will Campsite 38,900 steps via Fitbit.   14.5 miles      Dark and stormy skies opened the day. Today’s path was described by the map as “Difficult to strenuous” and the walking certainly reflected that. We made … Continue reading

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Day 9 East Coast Trail- Witless Bay to Roaring Cove Campsite

 50,356 steps via Fitbit.      Or    15.5 miles  Phew! I appreciated Bad Influence’s grit for the last 90 minute of hiking today, which began at 7 am and ended at 5:30 pm. I was leading for most of … Continue reading

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Day 7 East Coast Trail: Bay Bulls to Witless Bay 

Steps 30,053              9.6 Miles Today’s walk is accurately rated as easy to moderate in difficulty, with an estimated 2 to 4 hours of traveling. This section includes woods walking, tramping across sea meadows, and … Continue reading

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Day 8 East Coast Trail Location: Witless Bay Suites. Mileage: 0

It rained last night and all morning. Bad Influence and I made the right choice by taking the day off to wash clothes, eat real food, make plans for the challenges ahead, and catch up with editing photos and our … Continue reading

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Day 6 East Coast Trail: Motion Path

 Start: Petty Harbor          End: Miner’s Cove Campsite  26,500 steps                Mileage 8.0 miles  A true Newfoundland breakfast was prepared for us by Mary at 8 this morning at Wild Roses … Continue reading

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Day 5 Eastern Trail : Retreat! 

Start: Freshwater Pond End: Blackwater Road 3k Miles: 1.8 Bailout. The rain that began at midnight was now driving against the tent. The locals who were camped above us slid down the hillside and one of them advised me to … Continue reading

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Day 4 on the Eastern Trail 

Start: Quidi Vidi. End: Gut Freshwater Pond (Campsite E.) Steps: 28,000          Miles 9.1 (15 k) Easy day. We woke and walked down to have a decent breakfast at the Bagel Cafe. Huge cups of rich coffee … Continue reading

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Day 3 on the Eastern Trail

Start: Torbay         End:Quidi Vidi  42,839 steps           miles = 15.2 Sandra was a great host, and her Sea the Sea B & B was a deal for $98 for two.      … Continue reading

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