Nor’easter Expedition 2018
… on our list to do this year, a trip from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland across to Labrador down to Quebec, new Brunswick and back to NS.
Our prelim plans are coming along well, we had a meeting of minds, great minds that is haha to start planning our Nor’Easter expedition. This is just a very basic idea of our expedition right now, we will post a more in depth update as our plans progress.
Dates to leave Sept 8th – we will all meet up in Halifax, check all our gear and drive up to Sydney to take the ferry to Port Aux Basques Newfoundland. The ferry leaves at about 11.30 pm or so I believe so we have decided not to get a berth and just crash on the chairs in hopes of grabbing a few winks before we arrive in Newfoundland.
From there it will be a trip up to marble mountain area to checkout the zipline, we hope to then travel up to Gros Morne area for our two nights to do some hikes and sight seeing. Then onward to the arches and L’Anse aux Meadows to the Viking village and any other stops that catch our eye along the way. we will probably spend a night near L’Anse Aux Meadows or somewhere closer to the ferry at St Barb in order to make it onto the ferry in time the next day!
The next stage is the ferry crossing from St Barb NFL to Blanc Sablon Quebec which leaves at 10.30.
Once in Blanc Sablon we will be heading towards Red Bay , St Marys Harbour, Cartwright, Happy Valley Goose bay and Labrador city. There is a great camping spot in Pinware but we may just travel on a bit further for the day to camp around st Mary’s harbour or even Cartwright if we get that far.
We will be using ioverlander as a guide for some off grid camping spots but for the most part we will probably drive and find a spot to make camp before five each day. I will be posting a list of our gear later on.
Below you can see a few of the ioverlander sites, i am sure we will be adding our own to this list 🙂
We will head to Churchill falls and hope to do a tour of the Churchill Falls Generating Station.
Then off to Labrador City we will head to Manicouagan Reservoir as this we have been told is a must see! Thereafter off to Baie-Comeau, QC where we will take the ferry to Matane, Head to Campbellton NB, Jacquet River , Kouchibouguac National Park and back to NS. This section from Quebec to NS is really open nothing is set in concrete. I think we may just see how time goes to determine where we will end up on this section!
Once we get into the full swing of our trip planning i will list all our gear, trailers etc. we will be taking. Keep an eye out for updates until then happy travelling and many adventures to you all!