Easily Amused

 

Labrador

We often say we are easily amused.  That is good, because the weather our next day on the Great Northern Peninsula was really bad.  But here you can see a dory fisherman at work in the rain with the coast of Labrador in the distance.  This is as close to Labrador as we will get this trip.

Speaking of close, when we went to put St. Anthony into our GPS, we learned we were closer to St. Andrews, Scotland than to Florida! 

Alie really wanted to see a bull moose.  We saw plenty of warning signs from Maine north, and one said there had been 13 strikes by cars here already.  There are an estimated 135,000 moose in Newfoundland.  You would think we would see some.  But moose, like deer, tend to be out at dawn and at dusk –

 

and we do not.  But the dark weather must have fooled them.  In the end, we saw five.

Getting to St. Anthony, we saw the Fox Point Light which looks almost like a replica but has been functioning since 1889.  I enjoyed a “moose Thai spring roll” – easily amused.

We also saw a WW II PBY that had been retrofitted to fight forest fires and now serves as a memorial to some firefighters who lost their lives.  We have often read about PBYs.

Then on our way to L’Anse aux Meadows, we saw an iceberg.  The area is known as “Iceberg Alley.”

Viking

In 1960, L’Anse aux Meadows was found to be the site of a Viking camp,  The Viking era was from 790 to 1066, but they were only here about ten years around 1000 A.D.  It was a repair site and expedition base.  The wind can be bad in Newfoundland.  We often saw bent

trees.  At L’Anse, the wind not only ripped Alie’s poncho, it tore it into confetti!

We then started back another road over the central ridge line and

were soon into snow.  It is the first time in about twenty years I have driven in the snow.  It was tense – but we are easily amused.

 

To reward myself for a hard day, I had a lobster.  Alie took this picture.  She is easily amused.  I also had a bakeapple (known elsewhere as cloudberry) parfait – I was more than amused.

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About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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