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    Thumbs up VIDEO: Bluefin's Solo Overnight Hike Part One

    I just noticed that one video scene plays a second time from 9:04 to 11:27. I'm working on an edit...please bear with me.

    Hey Gang,

    I just did an overnight hike from Tors Cove to LaManche on the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland. It was only about 10 kilometres but it was my first hiking overnight.

    I have hiked and camped quite a bit and sometimes alone but never did a hike and overnight on my own totally unsupported. It was great and I learned quite a bit on this trip. It got dark before I reached my campsite but I was quite familiar with the trail. Used my dehydrated meals that I made my self. Used one Mountain house dinner to try it out and is was surprisingly good ( I was hungry )

    The hammock gear worked great. I have used this many times before. The only thing I really need now is a water filter of some sort. I did take 3 1/2 litres of water with me but that was quite heavy.

    My base weight minus food and water was just over 15 pounds. My sleeping bag is 3 pounds on it's own. I will be replacing it with a burrow from Hammock gear soon.

    The weather was good and I had a good time. I took a video that is about 27 minutes long so I broke it into 2 parts. I will post the second video as soon as it loads to You tube.

    Hope you watch and please comment



    Last edited by BLUEFIN 774; 10-01-2011 at 15:46. Reason: info added
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    Really enjoyed watching your hike this morning. Even mo'tickled to see part two was loaded after finishing part 1! Fantastic location. Loved the bridge and falls. What's the story on the foundations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Really enjoyed watching your hike this morning. Even mo'tickled to see part two was loaded after finishing part 1! Fantastic location. Loved the bridge and falls. What's the story on the foundations?
    Glad you enjoyed it.
    Up until about 1969 there was a fishing village there. A storm washed out the bridge and many of the wharves and fishing flakes and a few houses. The foundations were from the houses. There were no injuries or deaths from the storm but the community was moved after this. There was one house left standing until only a few years ago.
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    Very Nice and thanks for sharing a little history too!

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    Good idea... off the rig and into the woods. Good idea for storing a map. Thanks for stopping and listening to the silence. That house has seen better days. Post the photo of the house when it was still standing. Thanks for the video!

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    Nice job. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed it. Now to watch part 2!

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    Terrific to see you off the boat and into the woods! Glad you got out for a right goodie solo.
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    Thanks for sharing Bluefin! Some beautiful country you've got there, was interested to see the foundations of those old homes and the stories surrounding them.

    Cheers

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    Enjoyed your video. It's great seeing beautiful country in different parts of the world!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KP View Post
    Nice job. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed it. Now to watch part 2!
    KP, Glad you watched, enjoyed and commented.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Terrific to see you off the boat and into the woods! Glad you got out for a right goodie solo.
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    Thanks Shug, It was fun, Now I have to watch some of your new videos, I will sit back with a cup of tea and be entertained...Thanks in advance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    Thanks for sharing Bluefin! Some beautiful country you've got there, was interested to see the foundations of those old homes and the stories surrounding them
    Cheers
    Thanks Callahan, below are two photos of my son "Minifin" by the foundation that appears in the video the first was taken 9 years ago & the second two years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Enjoyed your video. It's great seeing beautiful country in different parts of the world!
    Thanks for watching Cookie, Glad you enjoyed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruciehi5 View Post
    Good idea... off the rig and into the woods. Good idea for storing a map. Thanks for stopping and listening to the silence. That house has seen better days. Post the photo of the house when it was still standing. Thanks for the video!
    Bruciehi, thanks for watching. I enjoy your vids also. Below are two photos of my son "Minifin" by the foundation that appears in the video the first was taken 9 years ago & the second two years ago.


    Quote Originally Posted by sswens View Post
    Very Nice and thanks for sharing a little history too!
    Thanks for watching and commenting, I had fun.
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