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Van Life Is Happening! VLOG 10. VANLIFE 07.

Filmed Oct 9 , 2016

We left Newfoundland Oct 8 & caught the overnight ferry.

Question: which is worse, the guy who snores super loud or the guy who complains about the snoring even more loudly?

We missed a rain storm by a day and hung out in a fabulous B&B in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia called Kninghtswood.

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~ Cee & Gee

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Moving Towards Minimalism & Last Look At Newfoundland. VLOG 12. VANLIFE 06.

Filmed late September/early October, 2016

We had to reduce all of our stuff in order to move into the van – Cee demonstrates. Minimalism is the ticket and turns out to be quite a relief. This is the start of our road trip across the US over to Vancouver, BC.

We also threw in a few clips of our departure city, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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~ Cee & Gee

See where we’re going next – feel free to give us suggestions for great boon docking or inexpensive camping!

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Readying the Van for #vanlife. VLOG 11. VANLIFE 05.

Filmed late September/early October, 2016

Gee highlights many of the upgrades we made to the van to make our lives easier on the road. You’ll see how to mount mason jars for canisters, how to use “peel n’ stick” vinyl as a decor feature and what we did to give Midnight, our cat, a hidy-hole and entrance to her litter box.

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~ Cee & Gee

See where we’re going next – feel free to give us suggestions for great boon docking or inexpensive camping!

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Cee’s Fire Pit Made With Natural Building

Filmed July 19, 2016

I’ve been wanting to build an outdoor grill that could also act as an oven at 2 Dead Birch (our off-grid cabin in Newfoundland). Rather than pizza oven style, I liked the looks of the primitive ovens that use stonework. I watched videos on natural building and primitive ovens and decided to try a combo of the two. The natural clay deposits on the property seem quite gritty so I felt it was the right ratio of sand to clay. It worked great!

It’s been about a month since it was built and it’s apparent to me that my mixture was quite thin and perhaps not enough sand. It’s become quite dusty. I’m simply going to keep layering the clay over time. The layout is quite good, though!

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~ Cee

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Overnight Campfire Party

Filmed July 10, 2016

Just a quick little glimpse at our night out around the bay just off the East Coast Trail for a friend’s birthday. We were meant to go whale watching earlier but the boat was out of commission so a few of us just gathered for a campfire scoff & chat.

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~ Cee & Gee

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Van Life, Here We Come! VLOG 08. VANLIFE 03.

Filmed Aug 13, 2016

We did it! We bought a van and are refurbishing it for a cross-country road trip. This is the before tour and we can’t wait to show you the after… if we ever get it done!

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~ Cee

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How To Make Vegan Potato Salad In A Lake. VLOG 07.

Filmed mid-July, 2016

We’re a bit behind in our updates, summer has been full so far! Our social media posts will give you an idea of what we’re doing in real-time, so be sure to find us there, as well.

This was our update from an excursion to the cabin in mid-July.

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~ Cee

You’ve Never Seen Icebergs Like This

We did something super risky and survived it – and since we filmed it, we can share this rare footage of ice bergs with you.

Filming Date: End of June, 2014

Disclaimer:

Never get this close to ice bergs. We took a calculated risk knowing what could happen. We’ll never do anything like this again and we discourage anyone from attempting to get this close to ‘bergs.

Ice bergs can calve or roll at any moment.

The tip of the ice berg really is small compared to what’s underneath – the entire thing is a floating mountain.

Large pieces of ice weighing tonnes can break off from above.

Though it was risky, what a thrill it was to see ice bergs so close and hear the water fizz like it was perrier!

 

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Hiking the East Coast Trail, Newfoundland

Filming Dates: Spring/Summer 2013 & 2014

 

We spent a lot of time hiking & camping the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland in 2013 and also 2014. This is an amazing trail system with spectacular views including wildlife sightings such as whales, sea birds, and moose. We would hike for hours and only see a few people even on the most gorgeous summer days. You really have to check it out if you’re into hiking or trekking. There are great camp spots already set up or just haul over and make your own – as long as you leave no trace.

 

The Big Blizzard of 2013, Newfoundland

Published Jan 11, 2013 

This was filmed before we had our FoodDorks.com brand, in case you were wondering about the different branding.

This storm dumped 80 cm of snow in one day. It took 5 hours for 5 of us to clear out the driveway and walkways.

It was the most snow I’ve ever seen at one time but it is fairly typical to get about 40 cm storms every winter in Newfoundland.

It’s fun once in awhile but gets to be old after several months 😉

Enjoy the show!