Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

Line waiting to board ferry going to Fogo Island

We were next in line to board when they ran out of...

We boarded the next ferry.

Vehicles are loaded 5 abreast on inside with a few parked in...

Arriving at Fogo Is.

(Ron Writing) Most of the RVers left the church “campground” early this morning before church servie. We first went to the 11 am worship service, had lunch, and then left. The regular preacher was back this Sunday and he baptized four beautiful infants including identical twin boys.

This afternoon we left beautiful Twillingate heading south on Hwy. 340 to Boyd’s Cove and then headed northeast on 335 to Farewell. At Farewell we lined up to take the 3:15 pm ferry to Fogo Is. The ferry was about 45 minutes late and then it filled-up just as we got to the head of the line. There are no reservations for this ferry – just get in line. This ferry is much smaller than the one we took from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland. It holds about 65 automobiles but fewer depending on the number of RVs and trucks.

So we got back in line and waited for the 5:30 pm ferry. It arrived at 6:30, made a stop at Change Islands, and arrived at Fogo (pronounced with two long O’s) at 7:30 pm. There is no charge for taking the ferry from Farewell to Fogo; however, there is a charge for the return trip.

It was quite foggy when we arrived and we weren’t sure where we were going to spend the night so we started looking for boondocking site. We drove a few miles to the town of Seldom, then north towards the town of Fogo. After a couple miles we saw a United Church along the road with a large empty parking lot. We’ll spend the night here unless someone objects.

It was cloudy all day with some periods of mist and light rain. The temperatures never got above the low 60’s.

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