Day 1 -Drive to Matane

On the road … first stop is Matane. We are taking the ferry across the ST. Lawrence early Sat morning to Godbout Quebec.

Long stretch yesterday about a 7 hr trip to Matane. 885km done and dusted

A concoction of weather hot and sunny to dark and gloomy and pouring rain, what a start to our trip! Other than a lot of moose signs and trees for days it was an uneventful drive to say the least.

Our campsite for the night was a wooded site near a river which we found on iOverlander. A five min drive to ferry, so perfect for the night even though it was a damp one, it was a great spot for us and we had it all to ourselves! A spot of rum and we were all set for bed 😂

Up at 5 had our coffee fix, packed up and now waiting for ferry. Sun is shining once again let’s hope it stays out today!

Looking forward to some beautiful scenery today and a great camp spot tonight stay tuned for a more eventful segment tomorrow 😂

Onto the ferry we go…..

Expedition 138 FIN- Kegashka

Assemble 4 great friends add 2 F150’s, 1 trailer, 1 ferry crossing, 4 kayaks and a couple roof top tents, two port a potties and a few bog rolls.

Toss in a drone, a go pro, a couple gps’s, a hammock or two just for good measure, add a dash of adventure, a splash of crazy, lastly throw caution to the wind and toss in a hair straightener!

Gently simmer for approx 10 days but be sure to a regularly add a couple of bottles of red wine, a few shots of fireball and much laughter.

Flash a touch of skin, a bewitching glance or an alluring smile, throw your wild side into high gear and dance around the fire pit just for that extra zest!

Avoid contact with electronic devices, dip shits or any pressing deadlines as this will more than likely cause serious anaphylactic shock spoiling this dish! Bear in mind emergency services are not pleasing to the palate!

Finally add sunny skies, white sandy beaches, salty skin and hiking boots. if you would like to spice it up a bit add dash of rain, a few mosquito bites and smoke in your eyes …this will simply enhance the flavour!

Now.. enjoy this fine dish, savour each moment for this will surely be one of our best yet…and so it begins..

Happy travels … catch you on the road

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Have you ever wanted a no fuss setup and take down, Bundutop from Bundutec is that roof top tent!

Easy To Operate Just Press A Button – Tent Fully Erected With Awning In 30 Seconds. Late into camp, no worries with the press of a button and 30 seconds later you can be snuggled up in your ready made bed.

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Tent Folded Down With Awning In 30 Seconds. Bedding remains inside the closed BunduTec Roof Top Tent, freeing up valuable storage space inside your vehicle

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The roof is strong enough to support up to 300 watts of solar panels evenly mounted on the top of the tent. This is a fantastic option to be able to leave a solar panel permanently connected to an auxiliary battery. No need to ever turn off the car fridge!
There is enough room above the mattress to leave your bedding inside the tent whilst travelling. This is not only convenient, but a great space saver in your vehicle

BunduAwn from bundutec is yet another awesome product, a self supporting awning that hold up well under many conditions, tie down point are available should the wind be excessive.

BunduAwn Is 360 Awning That Is Quick to Erect and Built Tough – Requires NO Poles and has a massive shade area covering 3 sides of the vehicle. The Aluminised reflective surface provides a cooler area under the awning.
These are extremely robust awnings! Ideal for a massive shade area. The Bundutec BunduAwn 360 awning offers more shade area than any other vehicle mounted awning. Quick and easy to put up, they are very quick to put up when used as a pole less awning.

Please note that although the awnings can be used without poles, they still require the ropes to be tied down to prevent flip over from heavy gusts of wind. Poles can be added for extra strength in heavier weather conditions if so desired.

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Snomaster Expedition fridge/freezers are another excellent quality product which has exceptional warranty.

Our extreme ground tents will be here shortly from Russia with love 🙂 We put these tents to the test this winter and i have never been more impressed with a ground tent. They all come double walled with a chimney cut out and zippered floor. Add an insulated floor and Gstove and you will never be cold in these tents! Check them out at bereg-canada.com/

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Snomaster Fridge/Freezers

These fridge/freezers are a big hit when it comes to camping of any sort, no more ice or soggy mess in a cooler! Set either side to a fridge or freezer or set both to either fridge or freezer, incredibly versatile and so easy and reliable. year warranty , transit bag and remote control all included.

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SnowDog.. they are here!

This little machine with muscles of a giant 🙂

Wild Coast Camping Gear has added this line to our already awesome line up of products, the snowdog is affordable, safe, economical, versatile, powerful , compact light and can be used year round!

This machine is not just super fun to use but is also a work horse, able to haul all your gear for ice fishing, camping off grid, firewood at home or at a cabin, it can be used to groom fat bike trails and has been used for search and rescue as well.

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Are you a winter camper?

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These tents are both single and double wall tents and can be used with a wood stove.  Additionally an insulated floor and an arctic cover can be purchased for extreme cold!

Perfect for ice fishing, hunting or camping for any other purpose!

These tents can be joined together or you can add a vestibule for additional space for gear for sleeping or for your snow mobile

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Time for fall and winter camping!

Once again the leaves have changed color, the wind is blowing them off in a hurry… fall is well on its way now and winter is lurking once again. BUT if you are a camper, don’t despair, after all there is nothing better than camping in a Helsport Dome, Pasvick, Varanger or Finnmark tent, all of which can accommodate a wood stove. These lavuu tents will keep you all cozy and warm! Be it fall or winter these tents are so easy to set up, add a stove setup  and there is no need to feel cold or miserable camping in the winter.

The Gstove is fantastic for this application, allowing one to cook all your meals with ease. Now with the oven and additional pipe cooking space, there is no shortage of cooking space! Make a lasagna, apple pie or quiche, these are all doable on the Gstove, no need to be a culinary expert! Add a couple reindeer skins for insulation under your sleeping bag and you are all set for a wonderful fall/winter camping experience!

Far too few people balk at the idea of winter camping for fear of the cold but really if you have the right gear it is an incredible experience. Try it this winter you may soon become addicted to the beauty and ease of winter camping!

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Nor’easter Expedition 2018 Part 10 – homeward bound!

We headed back home…..

5am we were woken up by construction however it was not raining so finally a dry pack up or relatively anyway!

Our last coffee…the snow peak percolator kept us happy throughout our trip!

We said our goodbyes to our wonderful friends and travel buds! Sandy and Barb you guys are awesome, this trip would not have been the same without you both, thank you for sharing in this great experience with us, a great friendship set in stone 😊

We drove about 4 plus hours to Grand Pre to pick up our four legged friends we had missed them so much, another 1.5 hrs to get home! No puke from either pup, so that was appreciated 😂

Herewith the stats of how well our rigs did! Ford F-150’s rocked on this adventure thank you Ford!

Peter and Trish’s rig

Sandy and Barb’s rig

Trailers took a beating the scout came out on top, our silver trailer did really well too but a few improvements are needed as well as a new safety sticker which was shredded by the gravel roads!

Nor’easter Expedition 2018 – the trans Labrador highway was an experience that we will always treasure! A vast gorgeous land, go before it becomes too tamed by mankind!!

Now the unpacking starts and after 800+kms on unbelievably rough dusty roads we need a serious clean out. There is dust in every nook and cranny, carnage to be repaired and gear to be aired out and sorted!

We will be planning another trip for next year… stay tuned

Thank you to all of you who followed along on our adventure!