S: Newfoundland August 2010
BC: DEPARTED | NEWFOUNDLAND | August 2010
FC: OUR TRIP TO THE ROCK
1: St.John's (Day 1&2) | Deer Lake (Day 3) | St. Anthony (Day 4 & 5) | Gros Morne (Day 6-9) | August | 20 to 28 | 2010
2: ST.JOHN'S HARBOUR (where Beth's grandfather, George Vary, celebrated the end of WWII)
5: Vegan Restaurant in St. John's and a night out on George Street.
6: SIGNAL HILL
9: DEER LAKE is located at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and the Viking Trail on Newfoundland and Labrador’s west coast. We spent the night in a B&B before driving north to St. Anthony.
10: PORT AU CHOIX
13: St. Anthony
14: GRENFELL HOUSE MUSEUM was built between 1909 and 1910, and was the home of Dr. Grenfell, his wife Anne, and their three children. Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador.
15: NORTHLAND DISCOVERY BOAT On the Northland Discovery Boat Tour, we saw humpback whales, a rare leatherback turtle, and a pod of dolphins came to check out our boat.
16: L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS Dating to around the year 1000, L'Anse aux Meadows remains the only widely accepted instance of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact and is notable for its possible connection with the attempted colony of Vinland established by Leif Ericson around the same time period
19: VIKING RE-ENACTORS Donned in traditional Viking attire, re-enactors from Ontario and site interpreters from Parks Canada spent a sweaty day’s work layering charcoal upon raw iron ore inside a hand-built furnace and pumping the bellows to transform 20 kilograms of iron ore into almost three kilograms of iron. Using a technique lost almost 800 years ago, the group re-created a bog iron smelt — just the second to take place at L’Anse aux Meadows in 1,000 years
20: BIRCHY NUDDICK TRAIL The bogs along this trail are where we found cloud berries and Round-Leaved Sundew that catches insects in its sticky "dew".
28: VEGETABLES IN NEWFOUNDLAND Back in Norris Point, we continued our search for vegetables and found some in the corner store. The locals also grown vegetable gardens along the inland highways where the growing season is longer.
30: GROS MORNE
34: TABLELANDS Peridotite, from the earth's mantle, lacks the usual nutrients required to sustain most plant life, hence its barren appearance.