Here are the Blogs in the Newfoundland Loop 2009 category.
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Friday, 26 June 2009
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We returned to the View parked beside the Brooklyn Bridge and found it in perfect condition. Once again the GPS found our way through Brooklyn and across the Whitestone Bridge. There was relatively little traffic on I-95 heading north. At noon we arrived at Mystic Seaport. This museum must be the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2009 1:42 AM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009
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Amazingly everything worked out. We went north on the Garden State Parkway and the GPS led us directly to the building in Brooklyn between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. There was a parking lot almost beside the condo that for a mere $75 let us park for 24 hours. It was surrounded with ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2009 3:38 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 23 June 2009
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It's a nice trip north on the Eastern Shore to Lewes. In Virginia there are gas stations with diesel every few miles. Crossing into Delaware there are almost no stations with gas or diesel. Worrying that we would run out we went into Snow Hill and drove around with no luck. Finally we asked at a gas ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2009 9:29 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 22 June 2009
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We left the KOA at Rodanthe at about 8:30AM. Our first stop was at Nags Head where the headquarters of the Kitty Hawk Kite Shop is located. Kites have come a long way since we were kids with prices from $10 to $250. We splurged on a $50 model that we hope to fly in Woodbury with our grandkids. Next ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2009 8:14 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 21 June 2009
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A reader asked to see what the View looks like. This is a January 2009 photo taken at the Jumbo Rocks Campground at Joshua Tree National Park in California. The View is 23 feet long and built on the Dodge Sprinter chassis. It has a Mercedes Benz 5 cylinder diesel engine and is equipped with dinette, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2009 8:45 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 21 June 2009
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We had quite a pleasant night with the ocean air blowing through the View. Generators have to be shut down before 10:00PM. It was a 10 mile drive north to the Ocracoke-Hatteras Island ferry. It is a free ferry and runs every 30 minutes. Since the trip takes 40 minutes they have at least 4 ferries running ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2009 8:42 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 20 June 2009
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The ferry across to the Outer Banks took 2.25 hours. The water is shallow in the sound with large shoals so the the route is not direct. Ocracoke is a tiny town with lots of gift shops. It has been settled for a long time and even had a battle in the civil war. There is an old British Cemetery.  We ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2009 11:54 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 19 June 2009
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This was a 350 mile day retracing some of the ports we visited on the Great Loop; Georgetown,  Myrtle Beach,  Bald Head Island, Snead Ferry, and Beaufort. What took 6 days by boat, we did in 8 hours. In spite of the fact that the road maps show US 192 as a scenic route through Camp Lejeune we were refused ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2009 10:56 AM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 19 June 2009
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Wednesday evening we had dinner at one of the Shem Creek restaurants. The shimp and grits were great. When one group got up to leave about 50 seagulls swooped into eat the left overs; it was wild and I got the scene on vide right out of Hitchcock's famous movie the "The Birds". We had a great sleep ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2009 10:54 AM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 17 June 2009
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We took the View to breakfast at the Boulevard Diner , a small 50's style place about a mile from the Resort. The building looks like it was once a DQ.  Next we took the ferry across the harbor to the Maritime Center and walked around town. The market was mobbed with people. We finished the tour ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2009 9:32 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 17 June 2009
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It was a short 200 miles to Charleston. Along the way we stopped at a truck stop and had the View weighed. It is exactly 10,000 lb some 900 lb under the maximum. This is good as there is less wear and tear on the tires and transmission. The left side is 360 lb heavier than the right.  How to move 180 ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2009 1:46 AM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 16 June 2009
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We were underway at 6:15AM and drove 359 miles to a small campground at Roebuck arriving at 3:00PM EDT. Crossing the Clinch River, the site of the TVA's massive fly ash storage pond spill, we could see floating dams but overall the water looked pretty clean and there were boats running about. We ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2009 12:00 AM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 15 June 2009
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We started the day right with a 20 mile cruise on the Nautica RIB with friends on jet skis to Moors Marina on Kentucky Lake for their buffet breakfast. I have concluded they have the best breakfast on the lake. We got back at 11:00AM and started packing and putting the Katy Leigh away for 6 weeks. At ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2009 11:55 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 12 June 2009
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We pick up the View on Sunday June 14 in Murray KY at Papa Smurfs storage. The map shows our route. We?l stay in Nashville at the house Sunday night, then leave early morning for Asheville, NC. Our next stop is Charleston, SC where we will spend a couple of days at a marina with a friend that bought ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/12/2009 10:30 PM by Bob Duthie
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