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While we don't expect you'll read them all, we sometimes have a hard time communicating the magic that can be created on a self-driven, self-guided vacation. We figured one of the best ways is to hear it from someone that has taken the trip. Note that the following customers cut across a wide and deep demographic. All of these folks would be happy to chat to ensure a CapeRace trip is for you.

Hi Ken - two big thumbs up from us :-) Hope all is well there. My daughter & I had a short but marvellous trip to the east coast of Newfoundland in mid August. We found the suggestions in the Travellers Guide to be excellent. As a result, we visited with people & did things we would not have known about otherwise. It wasn't just a trip. It was-as Ken had promised- a cultural experience and a great one at that! Accomodation in St John's & Bonavista was well thought out, comfortable & fun.
Every detail was looked after - from the comfy bedding to the welcome treats in the fridge when we arrived. We are both interested in food & found the reservations made by CapeRace were top notch! From Raymond's in St John's where we were shown to the best table in the room (and since returning home have seen it listed as Canada's #1 restaurant) to the down home charm of Mifflins Tea Room with its helpful staff and patrons. The 2 nights at Fogo island Inn were outstanding. Thanks Ken and Sharon for your prompt replies to our questions while in Newfoundland. A super trip that exceeded our high expectations !! Ann and Margaret (Ottawa)

Hi Ken - Hope you are enjoying the warm eastern weather …. We had snow this weekend! Our trip really was amazing. Thank you so much for your help in organizing it for us. The houses were all great – all quite different, but all amazing, and loved by all. Hazel kindly offered to do our wash as the washer did not work and the Laundromat was closed on the weekend. She was very kind and helpful, as was everyone. When I see the size of the list above, I am a bit surprised (and I likley missed something!) – we had lots of family time and spent a lot of time talking to the local residents….. all great. It was interesting that for a place that seems to depend on tourism, we did not encounter lots of them (at least it did not seem that way). Did you hear that Peter played harmonica at our kitchen party? I think he was a hit – everyone played along and it was so much fun. I think the guys were a bit surprised at his playing….

The trip was everything we were looking for, and more, and I honestly believe it would not have been nearly as great without you and Sharon – thanks so much. And thank you to all of the people there that you have helping out – particularly Elizabeth and Jerry – they helped us start the trip off GREAT. It is interesting that when we talked about trip highlights and ‘duds’, and what we would do differently if we did it again, we all had different favourites, but no one would take out anything we did…. I think that is a measure of a great holiday.

We are already talking about a trip to western Newfoundland and Labrador at some point. For us, Newfoundland was far nicer than Nova Scotia and PEI – although we really enjoyed our visit there a few years ago. All the best, and we have already been talking to friends that now want to go to Newfoundland. Please contact us should you want to discuss anything about the trip! Happy to!

Sincerely,
Jan, Peter, Rhys and Ellis
JJJJ

Ken, we just returned from one of the most enjoyable trips of our lives. If one were to ask ‘what were your favourites’ I would answer: Fogo Island; Raymonds Restaurant; the lighthouse in Cape Bonavista where we saw humpback whales and icebergs. The meal at Raymonds was worthy of a Michelin star. The accommodations at the Battery and Bonavista were sumptous. Hazel dropped in and we had a good chat. We found Elliston a very interesting place. The John Crosbie museum on the sealing industry really opened our eyes. And I guess the best part was the Fogo Island Inn. We treated ourselves to this as it was our 47th anniversary last month. I shook hands with Zitta. Boy she has done some remarkable things. I think she has saved the Island. We had a three hour tour with Helen which broadened our understanding of the fishing industry, how people lived, and what the future holds. We purchased some works of art by artisans—we always like to bring back mementos that remind us of place and time. For me, I spent 3 hours in the Afterwords bookshop on Duckworth Street in St. John’s. I emerged with a dozen books, one by Joseph Boyden I had been looking for a long time. Now, are there other tour organizers like yourself who operate in other parts of Canada or are you one-of-a-kind?

Thanks again. Give us a call if you are in Ottawa.

Barry Hemmings
Ottawa

"...Cape Race provides the perfect balance between freedom and structure. Freedom to explore and create your own adventure, within the context of an overall structure of personalized guidelines. Caperace also does an excellent job nurturing a balance between enjoying the natural beauty of Newfoundland on the one hand, and experiencing the rich culture and heritage of the people on the other. In our 10-day adventure we came to appreciate both the place and the people equally. That’s never happened to us on a vacation before. We expect to return!..."

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While we don't expect you'll read them all, we sometimes have a hard time communicating the magic that can be created on a self-driven, self-guided vacation. We figured one of the best ways is to hear it from someone that has taken the trip. Note that the following customers cut across a wide and deep demographic. All of these folks would be happy to chat to ensure a CapeRace trip is for you.

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Hi Ken - two big thumbs up from us :-) Hope all is well there. My daughter & I had a short but marvellous trip to the east coast of Newfoundland in mid August. We found the suggestions in the Travellers Guide to be excellent. As a result, we visited with people & did things we would not have known about otherwise. It wasn't just a trip. It was-as Ken had promised- a cultural experience and a great one at that! Accomodation in St John's & Bonavista was well thought out, comfortable & fun.

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Hi Ken - Hope you are enjoying the warm eastern weather …. We had snow this weekend! Our trip really was amazing. Thank you so much for your help in organizing it for us. The houses were all great – all quite different, but all amazing, and loved by all. Hazel kindly offered to do our wash as the washer did not work and the Laundromat was closed on the weekend. She was very kind and helpful, as was everyone. When I see the size of the list above, I am a bit surprised (and I likley missed something!) – we had lots of family time and spent a lot of time talking to the local residents…..

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Ken, we just returned from one of the most enjoyable trips of our lives. If one were to ask ‘what were your favourites’ I would answer: Fogo Island; Raymonds Restaurant; the lighthouse in Cape Bonavista where we saw humpback whales and icebergs. The meal at Raymonds was worthy of a Michelin star. The accommodations at the Battery and Bonavista were sumptous. Hazel dropped in and we had a good chat. We found Elliston a very interesting place. The John Crosbie museum on the sealing industry really opened our eyes. And I guess the best part was the Fogo Island Inn.

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"...Cape Race provides the perfect balance between freedom and structure. Freedom to explore and create your own adventure, within the context of an overall structure of personalized guidelines. Caperace also does an excellent job nurturing a balance between enjoying the natural beauty of Newfoundland on the one hand, and experiencing the rich culture and heritage of the people on the other. In our 10-day adventure we came to appreciate both the place and the people equally. That’s never happened to us on a vacation before. We expect to return!..."

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While we don't expect you'll read them all, we sometimes have a hard time communicating the magic that can be created on a self-driven, self-guided vacation. We figured one of the best ways is to hear it from someone that has taken the trip. Note that the following customers cut across a wide and deep demographic. All of these folks would be happy to chat to ensure a CapeRace trip is for you.

Hi Ken - two big thumbs up from us :-) Hope all is well there. My daughter & I had a short but marvellous trip to the east coast of Newfoundland in mid August. We found the suggestions in the Travellers Guide to be excellent. As a result, we visited with people & did things we would not have known about otherwise. It wasn't just a trip. It was-as Ken had promised- a cultural experience and a great one at that! Accomodation in St John's & Bonavista was well thought out, comfortable & fun.
Every detail was looked after - from the comfy bedding to the welcome treats in the fridge when we arrived. We are both interested in food & found the reservations made by CapeRace were top notch! From Raymond's in St John's where we were shown to the best table in the room (and since returning home have seen it listed as Canada's #1 restaurant) to the down home charm of Mifflins Tea Room with its helpful staff and patrons. The 2 nights at Fogo island Inn were outstanding. Thanks Ken and Sharon for your prompt replies to our questions while in Newfoundland. A super trip that exceeded our high expectations !! Ann and Margaret (Ottawa)

Hi Ken - Hope you are enjoying the warm eastern weather …. We had snow this weekend! Our trip really was amazing. Thank you so much for your help in organizing it for us. The houses were all great – all quite different, but all amazing, and loved by all. Hazel kindly offered to do our wash as the washer did not work and the Laundromat was closed on the weekend. She was very kind and helpful, as was everyone. When I see the size of the list above, I am a bit surprised (and I likley missed something!) – we had lots of family time and spent a lot of time talking to the local residents….. all great. It was interesting that for a place that seems to depend on tourism, we did not encounter lots of them (at least it did not seem that way). Did you hear that Peter played harmonica at our kitchen party? I think he was a hit – everyone played along and it was so much fun. I think the guys were a bit surprised at his playing….

The trip was everything we were looking for, and more, and I honestly believe it would not have been nearly as great without you and Sharon – thanks so much. And thank you to all of the people there that you have helping out – particularly Elizabeth and Jerry – they helped us start the trip off GREAT. It is interesting that when we talked about trip highlights and ‘duds’, and what we would do differently if we did it again, we all had different favourites, but no one would take out anything we did…. I think that is a measure of a great holiday.

We are already talking about a trip to western Newfoundland and Labrador at some point. For us, Newfoundland was far nicer than Nova Scotia and PEI – although we really enjoyed our visit there a few years ago. All the best, and we have already been talking to friends that now want to go to Newfoundland. Please contact us should you want to discuss anything about the trip! Happy to!

Sincerely,
Jan, Peter, Rhys and Ellis
JJJJ

Ken, we just returned from one of the most enjoyable trips of our lives. If one were to ask ‘what were your favourites’ I would answer: Fogo Island; Raymonds Restaurant; the lighthouse in Cape Bonavista where we saw humpback whales and icebergs. The meal at Raymonds was worthy of a Michelin star. The accommodations at the Battery and Bonavista were sumptous. Hazel dropped in and we had a good chat. We found Elliston a very interesting place. The John Crosbie museum on the sealing industry really opened our eyes. And I guess the best part was the Fogo Island Inn. We treated ourselves to this as it was our 47th anniversary last month. I shook hands with Zitta. Boy she has done some remarkable things. I think she has saved the Island. We had a three hour tour with Helen which broadened our understanding of the fishing industry, how people lived, and what the future holds. We purchased some works of art by artisans—we always like to bring back mementos that remind us of place and time. For me, I spent 3 hours in the Afterwords bookshop on Duckworth Street in St. John’s. I emerged with a dozen books, one by Joseph Boyden I had been looking for a long time. Now, are there other tour organizers like yourself who operate in other parts of Canada or are you one-of-a-kind?

Thanks again. Give us a call if you are in Ottawa.

Barry Hemmings
Ottawa

"...Cape Race provides the perfect balance between freedom and structure. Freedom to explore and create your own adventure, within the context of an overall structure of personalized guidelines. Caperace also does an excellent job nurturing a balance between enjoying the natural beauty of Newfoundland on the one hand, and experiencing the rich culture and heritage of the people on the other. In our 10-day adventure we came to appreciate both the place and the people equally. That’s never happened to us on a vacation before. We expect to return!..."