We live in Toronto and planning a road trip end-July to the East coast. At first we though we'd cover Nfld too, but found out that the ferry from Sydney takes 14 hours to go to Argentia (near St. John's). We are pressed for time, but we don't want to take the shorter length ferry to Port Aux Basques (I hope I got that right) since we want to visit the Avalon area.
We are on the verge of abandoning the idea of visiting NFld, but I've heard so much about it, that I don't like to go that close to Nfld and come back without visiting this place. But we'll only have 3 days to spend including ferry time and that doesn't leave us with enough time. We'll also have children with us.
Can anyone suggest anything? Any alternatives? or should I just not go there this time? Thanks in advance for all your inputs.