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Newfoundland Holiday



It was nothing more than terrific!!! We had a great time and Newfoundland is beautiful!!

We had planned on leaving Saturday morning and driving to Sydney then getting a hotel for the evening. This would give us time to go see Fort Loisbourg Sunday morning and then head back to the Ferry for our 2 o’clock departure. Friday night after work we decided not to leave Saturday, instead we would leave around 5:30 am Sunday Morning. This would save us a few dollars and we could take our time and pack on Saturday. We woke up Saturday morning and changed plans again…..made a few calls, packed and were on the road by 11:30. 😀

Sunday morning we headed to the Fort but never having been there we underestimated how long it would take to see the place. It was at that point we decided to see the Fort on the way home instead so we headed back toward the ferry. It wasn’t a total loss though, we stopped at the Louisburg Train Museum and this Cool place 😉







The ferry left right on time and about half way over I took a picture of the one we would come back on and kinda like the shot.

We arrived in Port aux Basque just before sunset and my first sight of a Newfoundland town was just what I expected.

We drove for a couple days up through Grose Morne on our way to Lans aux Meadows where we seen our first moose and the first settlement in North America from the Vikings. Got to see the buildings and how they were put together. It was a pretty cool place.

Later that day we were able to get up close and personal with some Iceburgs and whales.



Took another couple days as we headed to our friends place on the East end of Newfoundland by Trinity Bay. When we arrived there we were surprised to have had our own place to stay. Michele and Mike, had a summer home there and let us use it while we were there.  Bob, Diane and Annette were great tour guides as I know we got to see and hear things from this area that a regular tourist would not have. Heck we even got to pick what they call Bake Apples which is actually a berry and in the process I even found a couple Picture plants which happen to be the provincial flower of Newfoundland. These plants eat insects by collecting rain water, mixing in their own chemicals into the water which attract and ultimately drown the little buggers. Pretty cool huh?








Here are a few pictures of scenery followed by a few I was playing around with some settings on my DSLR wannbe.































I had a great time would like to once again thank Bob, Diane and Annette for the greatest hospitality anyone could ever have received. Thanks!!!


See Ya


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