September 13, 2009 at 11:29 am (Photographs)
Tags: Bauline, Newfoundland, photos, shipwreck, travel
As promised, here are a few more pictures from Newfoundland.
The first pic is of a little fishing port, Bauline, and I had to spend some time searching online to make sure it was, indeed, where I thought it was. Really, I need to start taking notes when taking pictures as I end up not remembering where exactly the photos are from.
This second photo was taken near the same place as the boat ladder, and again, I’m not quite sure where it was taken. It’s at some little cove on a sideroad off of Hwy 60. If anyone out there knows where this is, let me know.
We stopped for lunch and sat out on the deck of a little family-owned restaurant in Spaniard’s Bay. I had Jigs Pie (a variation of Jigs Dinner, sort of a pot pie) and my hunny had Fish ‘N Brewis.
More pictures to come.
September 12, 2009 at 1:06 pm (Photographs)
Tags: Newfoundland, photos, St.John's, travel
When telling people where we were travelling from this summer, most people were curious about the Yukon. After all, most Canadians are clueless about the North. After describing this wonderful place we live in, I often talked about the story most Yukoners are familiar with. They planned on visiting for a week, a summer, a year, and end up never leaving. “You’ll never go back if you come for a visit.” It was only in Newfoundland where people would respond, ” Oh yes I would!”
I should have known. Silly me. It’s obvious how they feel just by taking a peek at many traditional Newfoundland songtitles:
- Back Home in Newfoundland
- Back in Newfoundland
- Come Home to Newfoundland
- Down Home in Newfoundland
- Gotta Get Back to Newfie
- Hills of My Newfoundland Home
- I’m Coming Home to You Newfoundland
- My Home Newfoundland
- My Newfoundland Home
- Newfoundland Is Calling, Welcome Home Again
Indeed, as we are proud of our adopted home, they are too of their native home. So, here’s my ode to Newfoundland:
We had planned on taking the ferry over to Bell Island. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it. So I’ll just have to stare at this photograph I took from a distance…until my next trip.
Somewhere north of Torbay off the highway (60)…a little sideroad….cove? (I really need to take notes when taking pictures), I’m not sure where, there was this boat ladder. Maybe there’s a more accurate term, but I’d never seen one before.
And what would be photos of Newfoundland without Jellybean Row? They kind of remind me of the Smarty Houses in Inuvik, NWT.
Overlooking the Narrows
St. John's Harbour
Suited up and ready for a tour
Dave suited up for the tour
I should mention that we hired O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours. We didn’t see any whales. Apparently the capelin were late coming, and the whales rely on these for food. Regardless, we had a blast. We were on a Zodiak with two other couples, and I think our captain gave us an extra thrill with all the bouncing in the waves. I’ve never laughed so hard. As for the more serious stuff, we did see puffins and other sea birds.
Puffins and other sea birds
I’ll stop here, and I’ll post more photos on a later post.