A Night Crossing

On Wednesday night we took the overnight ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Argentia, Newfoundland aboard the Marine Atlantic ferry Atlantic Vision. The night crossing took us approximately 16 hours.

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This was Big Red’s 8th trip on a ferry. Not bad for a car that lives in Minnesota!

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Truth be told, the vessel is more like a small cruise ship rather than a ferry. We even had our own “state room” with four bunks and a private shower/toilet. It certainly was better than the last overnight ferry I took in China 4 years ago. You can read about that adventure here.

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Early morning brought us our first sight of Newfoundland coast.

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We could have driven straight to the capital city of St. John’s, but we opted to take the scenic route around the Avalon Peninsula. In other words, upon driving 2000 miles to get to Newfoundland, what is the first thing we do when we get here? Go for a drive.

Yes, we are nuts!

We are now in St. John’s for a couple of days, staying at a lovely AirBnb. Here’s the view from our apartment:

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2 thoughts on “A Night Crossing

  1. 16 hours? It’s like a whole other country up there! I enjoyed my ferry ride from Milwaukee to Ludington a long time ago. Fun!