Our day started early and as we packed up the black flies and mosquitos literally ate us alive! Could not get out of there fast enough.
We stopped off at a look-off point called Baie-Johan-Beetz and literally found thousands of blueberries and had a nice early morning feast 😊 Wind blown but what a stunning day!
A long drive about 450kms through valleys that looked very similar to the Labrador tundra. At least three old style snowmobiles that seemed to abandoned along the way on the trails for some reason.
Finally we arrived at Kegashka, literally the end of the road, one restaurant in this town – surprise it was not open on Monday or Tuesday 😂fortunately we had our own lunch so stopped near the sign to eat and change the mud flaps on our truck as the gravel was once again flying up onto our trailer, fine talcum dust was filtering into the trailer!
Kegashka is a very quaint fishing village with a population of only 120.
In winter there is a trail called the white trail which is a snowmobile takes you all the way to Blanc Sablon. 😊
There are many snowmobile bridges here the most famous is the one across the Manicouagan River, in the Baie-Comeau area. At 213 metres long (700 feet), it is the highest snowmobile bridge in the world! The trails here are exceptional and so are the rivers
There are also endless beautiful rivers for those keen on fishing, this is prime country!
Just a little more info to keep you on your toes. 🤣
The awesome foursome at the end of the road!
Heading back we started looking for a camp site for the night, the wind was howling and beach sand was flying.
We went down many side windy dusty roads and came across this Inushuk cut out of granite, which must have been at least 10feet tall, pretty cool but no campsite to be found.😊Stopped at an Natashquan (means where one hunts for bear) another small village population of about 265. We went into the “liquor” store to fuel up 😂 although these stores carry literally everything. I ran to snap this sign which was pretty cool, getting sand blasted in the process from the flying beach sand.
Pretty neat to think we were in Blanc Sablon last year!
Late afternoon and finally a campsite!Camping de la Plage at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.
Lovely spot right on the beach, stunning night and even better chats around the fire! Nothing better than going to sleep listening to the waves crashing on shore!
Thicker fabrics, more tie down points, thicker mattress and internal structure. Covered internal frame. Verandah window with mesh that zippers open. Mattress that is protected from moisture wicking. Much thicker rainfly…. so many features, compare our quality and price .. we come out on top on all levels.
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Our roof top tents are specially made for our Canadian climate, our quality and service is second to none. All come with annex room and floor, all with travel cover, feature window in verandah and quality fabric used on all tents.
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 Gstoveand you will never be cold in these tents! Check them out at bereg-canada.com/
We are so blessed to have met so many incredible people! Customers that have become friends there is nothing better! We are leaving on a overland trip in September with great friends we met through Wild Coast Tents but more on our Nor’easter expedition later!
Herewith a few shots from a lovely couple Jessica and Jesse and their amazing dogs to inspire you! They bought a Sundog RTT and joined us at Lala Phezulu this year too. Happy travels with your two furry friends 😊
Buyer beware we have heard numerous stories of people who fall into buying rtt’s from ‘new brands’ on the Canadian market, and end up with many issues. A lot of these pop up companies are just that, they bring in a few tents flog them and then they disappear, customers are left with a bad taste in their mouths as their warranty and customer service becomes obsolete!
We were the first company in Canada to manufacture roof top tents, previously the roof top tents were all imported from companies originating in the states.
Having been in this industry since 2011 and have made many changes in the design to enhance the tent and not just cosmetically. Our fabrics are high quality waterproof ripstop no leaking, tearing or bending of frames. Customers have been out in torrential rainfalls and strong winds and our rtt’s continue to stand the test of time. Our rtt’s will be able to be passed on for generations with care.
We are proud to stand behind our tents and are always available to talk text or email promptly. We are continuously improving our tents to provide the best product possible.
Our roof top tents all come with annex room no extra charges. The zippers in annex base and cover are ykk and the window zippers sbs. All bases are extruded diamond aluminum sheathing, Mattress is covered and wick proof. Hand strap for those that like to hold onto something when get down ladder. Windows can be rolled up too. Large gear bags for shoes or clothing.
The sundog X includes many extras which is incomparable to any other rtt out there. Check out our website below to see all listed features:
Any questions give us a call, text or email us we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Spring is almost here I can’t wait to get our trailer and rtt ready to explore again! We also have an incredible trip planned to Newfoundland and Labrador later this year.. so keep eye out I will be posting more details as we plan this!
Happy Week everyone and let’s hope this next winter storm will be our last one now!
Wild Coast Tents has a new roof top tent model called the Sundog-X!
This tent has so many added features to make your life over landing super comfy.
Thicker mattress, beefier hinges, includes a solid fly for shoulder seasons and for winter. Includes a set of LED strip lights you can put anywhere you choose.
Additional gear bag for the annex and floor to be stored in.
Additional tie down points for windy nights.
Thicker internal pole structure which means it is better for snow and wind. The poles are covered to ensure no condensation. The mattress is protected from any moisture wicking.
This tent is superb for off road enthusiasts, use this tent any time of the year!
Gear bag which also provides protection to the base from ladder bouncing on rough roads
Contents packed inside tent
Cover with YKK Zippers
Herewith the specs
Size: 56″W x123″L x 48″Ht. (Open)
Sleeping Footprint:56″ x 96″ (WxL)
Size: 56″W x 48″L x 12″ Ht. (Closed)
Two zippered sky view windows with fabric & mesh screens in the tent body top.
Two Sky view windows in the fly. (additional solid fly INCLUDED for colder weather)
Body: Beige High Quality 300g Poly-cotton Canvas, W/R, W/P
Fly: Charcoal 420D Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P, W/R
Cover: Heavy Duty 680g PVC, UV Treated
Base:Light Weight diamond base with plastic insulation
Mattress: 75mm Mattress
Mattress cover – sides and bottom covered in vinyl to prevent moisture wicking , the top in poly cotton for comfort. Cover removable.
Pole: Aluminum Pole dia 25mm Poles covered in Fabric
Alu alloy connectors
Ladder: Aluminum Telescopic Ladder
Large Gear bag OEM with gold trim
Rod in the entry door to prevent wind flapping
LED Strip light included
Annex : Beige 420D Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P, W/R ( Seam-taped Seams)
Adjustable height 190-210cm
Bar on the annex door
Vinyl Floor with YKK Zipper
Additional tied down points at each side of door
Bungee cords with clips that wont pop off – this aids to pull in the side walls when collapsing the tent.
Screens: no-see-um mesh
Internal storage pockets to keep all your essentials handy and additional pocket at the head side for cell phones or other gear
Solid Fly included
Travel Cover: Heavy Duty 680g 1200 Density, PVC sealed with YKK Zip, UV resistant strong.
Travel Cover Straps now stronger & thicker, no velcro attachment used, instead a stainless steel clasp, straps will not come loose.
Ladder on the inside of Annex room
Gear bag: Bag can be inserted behind or on the sides of the ladder even on the side of the base if not using the annex room Window on veranda
Cable Inlets:Two velcro-sealed cable inlets (very useful for devices powered from within your car)
Universal mounting system, fits on just about any roof rack (this is a sturdy product, please check static and dynamic load capacity of your roof rack specifications) Avoids damage by not getting in contact with the car roof and can easily be removed from roof bars.
Entrance can be mounted either to the side or the back of the vehicle
Annex Floor:64″x83″ (About37 SQFT)
Annex attachment to base: Attaches to the bottom of the tent for additional space for any use.
Removable PVC Floor which attaches to annex room base with high quality YKK Zipper and additional tie downs for high winds
Adjustable Straps for tie downs
Two entry doors as well as two windows, netting on the windows
Weight Bar and velcro strip on the bottom of the annex door to prevent wind blowing in
Additional pegs on either side of the door to prevent the annex from lifting when unzipping from the bottom.
An additional OEM window on the veranda of the tent, with zippered privacy screen window can be opened for additional ventilation
Stainless steel 304 for all mounting parts
Contact us for Sundog X pre-booking. these roof top tents will be here at the beginning of March and are going fast.
We tend to forget every now and then just how beautiful our little province is! It is not hard to find beauty a stones throw away, no need to travel for miles, or get on a plane or ship… there are so many unexplored places close to home it is just a matter of getting out there and finding them!
We spent a fabulous time out on the bay of Fundy, the weather was perfect, tons of birds and seals and not a soul other than ourselves. Beautiful weather and stunning sunsets to boot it couldn’t have been more perfect. We used our roof top tent on our trailer took our kayak’s and just did not but enjoy the gorgeous scenery.. come on a photo journey with us for a few minutes 🙂
With our trailer loaded it was time to head out to cape Breton for a new adventure.. and adventure it was!
We left early on a Friday a gorgeous day here at home but by the time we got to the Canso causeway the rain was coming down and the wind was starting to blow
We headed up towards the Cabot trail not quite sure of our destination for the night. The dark clouds followed us and the rain kept coming down in buckets. It was starting to get late, so we decided to stop over in Inverness area for the night.
We packed up early the next morning grabbed a Tim’s YES we are Canadian 🙂 and headed off again.
We had heard so much about Cape Breton Highlands park, we had though to spend a night here but after checking out the park, it was just too open and too many campers and buses for our liking. The hiking and backpacking is great there but for roof top tenting it is not very private if you like your space as we do! So we pressed on, the scenery was incredibly gorgeous, the winds were howling, although not a cloud to be seen. The were many white caps on the ocean far more than we have ever seen on previous trips up there, it was quite a sight to see.
The skyline trail we have always driving past but since we had time on this trip we decided to do the trail, it is about 10 KMS round trip. The hike is fairly flat and not strenuous at all, when we reached the end of the trail the wind was incredibly strong blowing me right off the boardwalk. It was difficult to stand without being shoved over by the wind! Seems as though this wind and wild weather this weekend is not letting up for us.
Wind Blown On the Skyline Trail
After our hike we headed further up the Cabot Trail and decided to go as far North as we could to Meat Cove, where we had thought of spending the night. The dusty road winding its way around the hills and through the valleys. We finally arrived in Meat Cove, the name apparently derived from the years when hunters used to dress their meat in this cove! 🙂 i would imagine hunting must be good in this area as there is not much of anything other than a campsite and a few homes.
It is really beautiful and there is a little restaurant where we had a crab sandwich which was out of this world divine! So if you are ever in Meat cove eat at the Chowder Hut, they have fabulous food there! It was a much need break from all the driving. We opted out from staying there as the winds coming off the ocean and cliffs were very strong and the area not at all sheltered from the constant wind. But well worth the visit and the food! And so we pressed on back up and down and round that winding dirt road back to the Cabot trail.
Once again we were running out of daylight, so we decided to stop in Ingonish. What a gorgeous beach area! i was in heaven seeing the sandy beaches but not so much in heaven with the constant wind that would not let up!
The next day we headed of towards Englishtown where we spent a night or tried to…. we set up camp and as the day progressed so did that bad weather… later that night we had to pack up the tent and head out as the winds were topping 100km/the gusts even stronger. The rain was torrential. Being close to the ocean did not help us either. Not wanting to risk the roof top tent getting damaged in the high winds. we packed up as best we could in the conditions and set out once again to find somewhere to sleep. We ended up in a motel along the way which in turn had a power outage from the weather! Our luck sure was not improving but we were safe if nothing else.
Went for a walk near our camping spot and found a beautiful bed of moss, i think it is probably the most comfortable “bed” I have ever been on! It was bliss to chill for a bit!
After another weird stormy night we set off once again bright and early to escape the bad storm which was still raging!
The Canso Causeway was closed to all traffic over two meters, i think we just squeaked by .. never the less we traveled across the causeway with great apprehension due to the high winds and rain, waves crashing over the side of the causeway was quite a sight to behold! The jeep and trailer did well but every now and again a huge gust of wind would send us swaying!
That night we set up in near Taylor’s head provincial park, the skies were still grey but the rain had stopped the wind was relentless gusting to over 70 KM/H. Our tent was battened down all windows toggled down and tie downs in place. The tent did amazingly well no problems other than the noise of the fly and the annex room catching the wind. The trailer with the RTT on it rocked and swayed endlessly. But old faithful RTT did her thing and kept us warm and dry 🙂
The next day we were up early again, the air was icy cold but the wind was STILL blowing, it is time to head home…
Breakfast on the frontier stove bacon and eggs of course, my most favorite stove to cook on while camping!! I will not go anywhere without this little stove!
Finally after travelling about 1800 kms we got back home, tired and very wind blown! The trip was an adventure of “lets see how we can conquer the wind today” but not all was lost we saw some beautiful scenery and some really wild weather!
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