Time to leave Newfoundland….sob, sob, sob…… We drove to Argentia in the Avalon Peninsula to take the overnight ferry (16.5 hours) back to North Sydney in Nova Scotia.

Marine Atlantic Newfoundland

Ferry from Argentia to North Sydney


We arrived in plenty of time to check in and wait to board.


We soon boarded and made our way to our room (10th floor) to drop off our luggage.


We then went out on deck to enjoy the fabulous weather and calm seas. As we departed and got out to the deeper water there were spouts of water from the whales and a few fins from the minke whales.


Now it’s time for some fine dining. Off we went to enjoy a lovely meal with an ocean view.  We saw quite a few spouts of water from whales as we sat and dined as they jumped in and out of the water. I kept saying, “Oh look, a whale, oh look over there, oh oh…over there another whale”.


It was an absolutely beautiful evening, fantastic weather, and extremely calm seas. The crossing could not have been any better.


We had a perfect night sleeping with such calm seas, got up and had a great breakfast, and soon we were coming in to port at North Sydney in Nova Scotia. It was a beautiful morning.


What a perfect crossing. We had read so much about how turbulent the crossing can be but we lucked out in both directions. Perfect!