Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 1, 2012

Ferry Crossing to Newfoundland

We finally got to a really good Farmers Market in Baddeck this morning, so we purchased some great fresh veggies, artisan bread and condiments.

This ferry is slightly larger than those we previously boarded, to say the least!

Ferry boarding began at 5:15 p.m. for our 6:30 departure. We packed up our overnight bags and computers and headed up to our cabin. The “Atlantic Vision” is actually much nicer than we expected. Our cabin was reasonably comfortable with twin beds, a large window, full private bath, cable TV and WiFi. The seas were very calm so the 16-hour crossing was smooth. The only bummer was that the thick cloud cover obscured the sunset, a full moon, and the sunrise. We had quite a nice dinner onboard as well as a surprisingly good night’s sleep.

Atlantic Marine is marketing this overnight crossing as a sort of mini-cruise and they are doing a pretty good job of making it feel that way. It’s an expensive ride, but at least we enjoyed the experience and it got us close to St. John’s where we wanted to begin our tour of Newfoundland.

Cloudy, some rain, warm. 49 miles + ferry ride

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