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.
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
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.