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Age: 55-65

Member since March 2018

New to truck camping, long term sailboat cruising

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We're pretty low key, enjoy our quiet lifestyle in a small fishing community in Nova Scotia. Originally from Toronto, but having moved here in 1999, we have no regrets escaping the city life. We run a small business from our home creating and selling activities for people with dementia, enjoy boating and hope to enjoy truck camping just as much.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We are long time sailboat cruisers, having traveled to the Caribbean and Bahamas several times on our boats. We have a great woodworking shop (necessary to maintain our wooden boats).

HowardDonna's Pets

We have two 2 year old (as of July 2019) Portuguese Water Dogs - brothers from the same litter. Quite a handful but we enjoy them. We previously had a brother and a sister from the same breeder and now we've done it again! Our previous dogs had wonderful adventures to the Bahamas on our sailboat, we hope to offer Grady and Gillam similar adventures in our truck camper.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

None yet, but we hope to build a long list.

HowardDonna's Hometown

Originally from Toronto, but happily settled here in Stonehurst NS since 1999. Stonehurst is a small fishing community (just a few houses) about 10 minutes from Lunenburg. We LOVE it.

HowardDonna Has 1 Host Location

Peaceful in Stonehurst

Stonehurst North, NS, CA
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HowardDonna's References (21)

References from Guests (21)

A former member

July 2019

A Friend in Stonehurst

Howard and his wife were extremely gracious in permitting us to modify our original request for staying at their residence. Although the weather was not the best during our stay, we were offered household current and wi-fi. Location is close to Lunenberg.


June 2019

Seaside Bliss

HowardDonna and their puppies were what we have come to expect from hosts.
Warm, generous and interesting. Good conversation and did I mention the great location.


June 2019

Wonderful spot

What a great spot to overnight! We enjoyed meeting our hosts (and their dogs). They were very accommodating. They are located on the water in a nice quiet area. Outstanding stay!


June 2019

Beautiful place and great hosts

This was our first BW experience and it couldn’t have been better. The hosts were so welcoming and friendly. And what a beautiful, nice and quiet place they have. Thanks again for sharing all that with us.


June 2019

Beautiful place

We stayed for three nights. Beautiful spot, great views and great people! Howard and Donna went way beyond anything you expect from a BW host! I hope some day we get to meet them again and return the favour!


October 2018

Beautiful spot, wonderful hosts

Beautiful site on the water. Lives up to the peaceful name. Friendly, interesting hosts.


September 2018

Wonderful hosts, amazing location

We had a wonderful stay with this host!! They responded to our request quickly and communicated via the website and text regarding our stay. Upon arrival, their property was a wonderful treat, right on the water with a beautiful dock and they let our little dog play in their fenced back yard. We thoroughly enjoyed chatting with them while our dogs played together and we would highly recommend visiting them when you are in the Lunenburg area, it’s an easy drive to town and staying out in the Blue Rocks Area offered incredible views of the ocean and a wonderful rural feel.


September 2018

Beautiful and Peaceful Location

We really enjoyed first night as the location can not be beat. Due to schedules we have not met our hosts yet, but look forward to doing so this evening.


September 2018

Great place & Great Hosts

We met wonderful people. They welcomed us with open arms and we really enjoyed talking to them. Their livestyle inspires us. Thank you so much for taking us on that boat trip - the kids still talk about it. It was a great experience!
We would have loved to stay longer and hope to meet with you again one day.


August 2018

Great folks, great stay

Thank you so much for having us! We we're so sorry that our stay was cut short and we missed out on our bonfire date tonight. We we're really looking forward to that. Your place was so peaceful and the wharf was a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the beautiful views.

Great conversations for us, and fun play time for our two pups. Perfect quiet location close to Lunenburg, with friendly and hilarious dogs. You guys made our second ever boondocking stay such a great experience!

We hope to be more organized in future and to see you again! Hopefully we'll have our place ready in time for your next trip to Ontario - we'd love to have you!


August 2018

Amazing hosts !

Our stay with Donna and Howard was amazing ! They were very welcoming and made us feel at home instantly. We had a couple of very nice chats with them - they even gave us a tour of the property!
The location is also amazing, we were blown away by the view and the surroundings. It was charming and I would definitely go back anytime. Hope to be back soon!
Thanks to both of you ! :)


August 2018

Wonderful Hosts

In spite of arriving during a downpour that lasted for hours, our stay was so positive. As we worked to set up, they were right there with us - doggies, too. Our 2 dogs and their 2 dogs had a great time! After a very peaceful night, we got to know them better. We even have some mutual friends. It was hard to leave. Thank you for a great visit!


August 2018

Awesome in Stonehurst

My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit to scenic Lunenburg NS and our overnight boondock with these friendly hosts.

Getting my trailer in from the road was a bit challenging (I should have backed in), but once done everything was great. Was it peaceful, you betcha!

Highly recommended.

In the morning, I brewed them some of my home roasted coffee. (RV roasted, in this case.) We had a great visit over our morning coffee. They may become the newest members of the home coffee roasting community.

Thanks again for a great stay!


August 2018

Very pleasant hosts

We really enjoyed our stay at stonehurst. Howard and Donna were very charming hosts. We loved their terrace on the sea and the peaceful of their location. Just 10 minutes driving to Beautiful Lunenburg.


August 2018

Great stay

This is what Boondockers Welcome is all about—great people inviting you into their lives and sharing their local knowledge. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this to anyone. It was really convenient to be just 15 minutes from downtown Lunenburg, which has a lot to offer. Great biking, hiking and kayaking in the area as well.
Our 25 foot travel trailer was a tight fit, so I would not recommend anything larger than that.


August 2018

Beyond Peaceful

This is an amazing place with great hosts. The property is more than I imagined and the dogs are fun.


August 2018


Best place for a quiet stay!

Lovely host, we would have love to spend more time there!!

canada cold

August 2018

great place

Boys what a peaceful place and great hosts. Had a wonderful evening by the ocean. Quiet and best night sleep with only the odd fog horn once in awhile but very low.


July 2018

Can We Get A Do-Over?

As driveways go, this one is hiding a coastal gem! Toss in warm hosts, fun fur babies, and some Florida sunshine (we brought that!) and a great visit with new "old" friends was born. We'd suffer a do-over ;-)


July 2018

Generous and simple host

M and Ms HRay represent the picture that i had of the Nova Scotia People, welcoming, friendly, and simple. They hosted us like we were part of family. We shared precious moment. Hope seing you at our sugar shack.
Murielle, Irené


June 2018

Very peaceful in Stonehurst

What a wonderful spot, thank you for having us. Would love to have stayed to look around as you invited but the weather didn’t cooperate. Would love to visit this spot and this very welcoming couple again. Nova Scotia is so beautiful. Cheers