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Explore St. Lewis and Battle Harbour in Labrador Tourism, Travel Guide, Newfoundland and Labrador
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After I had left Elizabeth with her guide I started slowly my own tour. I did not see many other visitors in the large areal. I read many information and got the impression that many of the hard working people were exploited and others became very wealthy. Not a big change since that. A few people own more money in a country than the rest.
Some of the houses were temporary living quarters of all the tour guides and other needed staff. Others were obviously empty - I was not aware at this time that tourist could rent some of them!
An active grocery store
I have had a very good breakfast and did not buy anything. However, when you rent one of the vacation homes or stay longer you will be happy that you can get some of the most essentials here.
Not a single customer and only the most essential things are offered
The weather had not changed this time
A house under construction
This trip to "Battle Harbour" was not exactly relaxing. I had to walk faster than usual and did not have time to look into many details. I even could not check wether this house which was once used by the "Newfoundland Ranger" was open or what kind of duties those rangers had.
I could not spend any time to visit the church which was under renovation or have a longer chat with the elderly ladies I met.
Later I was surprised to see icebergs close to the shore and hoped that on our way back to St. Lewis we were lucky to see more of them. I had learned that it can be very dangerous when a boat is very close to one when it flips over. Experienced boaters stay away when this hazard exists. So never pressure one to do that! They judge this much better than you or me. But accept the offer to put a small piece of an iceberg in your mouth. You will be surprised the tiny air bubbles make the water fuzzy. Both the ice and the air bubbles are thousands of years old.
The former home of the "Newfoundland Rangers"
The "Battle Harbour Inn" seems to be the best known accommodation with a spectacular sight on the surroundings - especially when the weather cooperated. It also offers restaurant services. We did not ask for prices.
Please use the Internet to get actual information of all accommodations on this island.
The "Battle Harbour Inn"
Finally not alone
A visit of the island Battle Harbour, Labrador, Canada
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