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Preparing for a camping trip - walking in Har Eitan, Jeruslame vicinity

Getting Ready- Preparing for My Camping Trip

Preparing for a camping trip : Practical info (and some philosophical musings) about “things”: technical details – equipment, physical preparation, gadgets (from “electrical spoons” to GPS). Traveling is always very personal, but I hope other people could find useful information for their own journeys as well.

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loon dipping head, Kennebunk Pond

The Magic of Loons

It was no jackal nor coyote. This haunting other-worldly sound breaking intermittently over the Pond and carrying over unabated across the entire waterscape from side to side and beyond, did not emanate from a large mammal, but from a kind of middle-sized duck romantically called a loon…

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Drying tent on front porch of dry cabin at WOW private campground, Truro, NS

WOW and the Big Bore

Leaving Fundy in pouring rain, crossing the state border into Nova Scotia. A great welcome center, but disappointment at the WOW campground, Truro: an expensive “dry cabin” and a missed “tidal bore”. Interesting radio shows on CBC as I keep driving.

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Destination Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic ferry at closer range

Destination Newfoundland

Taking the midnight “Marine Atlantic” to destination Newfoundland, I had a full day waiting for the “naughty, naughty rain” to stop, as the tent tumbled in a cold drier. Stopping for a hearty local dinner at the Cedar House, I got traveling tips across the tables from a fellow sola female traveller.

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A boat drawn out for use at Sally's Cove, Gros Morne coast

Up the Gros Morne Coast

The Western Gros Morne Coast is rich with living traditions, fishermen folklore, rugged shores and stunning geology. Sally’s Cove is a still-operational, if forlorn, fishermen village. Broom Point has a nostalgic fishery museum. At Green Point geologists find their heaven on earth.

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Berry Head Pond, Gros Morne

The magic of Berry Head Pond at twilight captured in camera after getting some advice in photography… An easy walk and one of the most beautiful sites in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

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Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

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My Kia Soul at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, NH

Even Cars Have a Soul

From a misbehaving new rental car to a misbehaving credit card, my problems mounted prior to the second part of my trip. Solving problems with a litlle help from my friend, and renewing an old friendship, I eventually set out to go thanks also to a little bit of Soul and had a lucky lucky day.

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Lot #10 at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, NH

Jigger Johnson’s Campground

The nights at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, deserve their own post. Past Labor Day, the campgrounds emptied out and I was facing the nights in almost total solitude with the cold, the howls and the silence. The no-electricity campground is run very professionally and in good spirit.

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Bear Notch Road

Intending to get to one place and reaching another, I was lucky to find myself on top of the amazing Cathedral Ledge, seeing a magnificent vista. Also a highly interesting social encounter with a female rock climber and a night drive on a desolate road.

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Stunning tree rooting and anchoring techniques, Lost River Gorge and Caves, White Mountains, NH

Lost River

Last sortie into the White Mountains at the magical Lost River Gorge and Caves easy access reserve. Roots make impossible overground journeys to provide trees with grounding and nutrients, water cascades down tunnels to erupt in beautiful waterfalls, boulders conceal caves, crevasses.

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Picking apples at Hackett's Orchard, South Hero, VT

Vermont Apples and Japanese Sushi

As an “authentic” Vermont experience, I picked Macintosh apples at Hacket Farm, South Hero, Highly recommended – fresh, fun and inexpensive. Also: Driving to Burlington to take care of my car insurance claim, then rewarding myself with a great Japanese meal at Hana’s.

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Stuffed bear sprawled over bed in Keene's Furniture Store

Adirondacks – “The Great National Playground”

New York State welcomed me with colorful fruit stands and pristine glacial lakes, The Keene furniture stores featured a rich and authentic mountain culture, clearly not for vegetarians, though. Far from the lights of the Big Apple, my new campsite at Drape’s Acres was a picth dark, desolate post-season affair.

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Ghost in window at Clayton's house, Upper NYS

One Island Out of Thousand – Gate to the St. Lawrence

Leaving the Adirondacks, I took a farewell, breath-taking plunge into the astounding Cascade Lake, then relocated to the Thousand Islands Campground, where Johnny Depp welcomed me in the bathroom and a seamstress prayer. A beautiful sunset hung over one of the 1000 islands in the nearby state park. .

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Preparing for a camping trip - walking in Har Eitan, Jeruslame vicinity

Getting Ready- Preparing for My Camping Trip

Preparing for a camping trip : Practical info (and some philosophical musings) about “things”: technical details – equipment, physical preparation, gadgets (from “electrical spoons” to GPS). Traveling is always very personal, but I hope other people could find useful information for their own journeys as well.

Read More »
loon dipping head, Kennebunk Pond

The Magic of Loons

It was no jackal nor coyote. This haunting other-worldly sound breaking intermittently over the Pond and carrying over unabated across the entire waterscape from side to side and beyond, did not emanate from a large mammal, but from a kind of middle-sized duck romantically called a loon…

Read More »
Drying tent on front porch of dry cabin at WOW private campground, Truro, NS

WOW and the Big Bore

Leaving Fundy in pouring rain, crossing the state border into Nova Scotia. A great welcome center, but disappointment at the WOW campground, Truro: an expensive “dry cabin” and a missed “tidal bore”. Interesting radio shows on CBC as I keep driving.

Read More »
Destination Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic ferry at closer range

Destination Newfoundland

Taking the midnight “Marine Atlantic” to destination Newfoundland, I had a full day waiting for the “naughty, naughty rain” to stop, as the tent tumbled in a cold drier. Stopping for a hearty local dinner at the Cedar House, I got traveling tips across the tables from a fellow sola female traveller.

Read More »
A boat drawn out for use at Sally's Cove, Gros Morne coast

Up the Gros Morne Coast

The Western Gros Morne Coast is rich with living traditions, fishermen folklore, rugged shores and stunning geology. Sally’s Cove is a still-operational, if forlorn, fishermen village. Broom Point has a nostalgic fishery museum. At Green Point geologists find their heaven on earth.

Read More »
C:\Users\Orit\Pictures\US-Canada trip 2016\Canada - first trip\NewFoundLand - Gros Morne\Berrry's pond\IMG_3725.JPG

Berry Head Pond, Gros Morne

The magic of Berry Head Pond at twilight captured in camera after getting some advice in photography… An easy walk and one of the most beautiful sites in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

Read More »
Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

Read More »
My Kia Soul at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, NH

Even Cars Have a Soul

From a misbehaving new rental car to a misbehaving credit card, my problems mounted prior to the second part of my trip. Solving problems with a litlle help from my friend, and renewing an old friendship, I eventually set out to go thanks also to a little bit of Soul and had a lucky lucky day.

Read More »
Lot #10 at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, NH

Jigger Johnson’s Campground

The nights at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, deserve their own post. Past Labor Day, the campgrounds emptied out and I was facing the nights in almost total solitude with the cold, the howls and the silence. The no-electricity campground is run very professionally and in good spirit.

Read More »

Bear Notch Road

Intending to get to one place and reaching another, I was lucky to find myself on top of the amazing Cathedral Ledge, seeing a magnificent vista. Also a highly interesting social encounter with a female rock climber and a night drive on a desolate road.

Read More »
Stunning tree rooting and anchoring techniques, Lost River Gorge and Caves, White Mountains, NH

Lost River

Last sortie into the White Mountains at the magical Lost River Gorge and Caves easy access reserve. Roots make impossible overground journeys to provide trees with grounding and nutrients, water cascades down tunnels to erupt in beautiful waterfalls, boulders conceal caves, crevasses.

Read More »
Picking apples at Hackett's Orchard, South Hero, VT

Vermont Apples and Japanese Sushi

As an “authentic” Vermont experience, I picked Macintosh apples at Hacket Farm, South Hero, Highly recommended – fresh, fun and inexpensive. Also: Driving to Burlington to take care of my car insurance claim, then rewarding myself with a great Japanese meal at Hana’s.

Read More »
Stuffed bear sprawled over bed in Keene's Furniture Store

Adirondacks – “The Great National Playground”

New York State welcomed me with colorful fruit stands and pristine glacial lakes, The Keene furniture stores featured a rich and authentic mountain culture, clearly not for vegetarians, though. Far from the lights of the Big Apple, my new campsite at Drape’s Acres was a picth dark, desolate post-season affair.

Read More »
Ghost in window at Clayton's house, Upper NYS

One Island Out of Thousand – Gate to the St. Lawrence

Leaving the Adirondacks, I took a farewell, breath-taking plunge into the astounding Cascade Lake, then relocated to the Thousand Islands Campground, where Johnny Depp welcomed me in the bathroom and a seamstress prayer. A beautiful sunset hung over one of the 1000 islands in the nearby state park. .

Read More »
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