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Explore St. Lewis and Battle Harbour in Labrador Tourism, Travel Guide, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Because our tour to Battle Harbour was so short we had a vert late lunch prepared by Minnie. We asked her wether we could have the Jiggs dinner tomorrow. She said yes. Two other guests who were working on a new fire hall ordered it too. Big business for Minnie.
When Earl showed up I asked what went wrong with the motor of his boat. He did not know yet and he also did not have a repair manual. I got the feeling that the repair would take along time and he would miss the complete tourist season.
Elizabeth waned to go on another tour to explore St, Lewis, I downloaded all pictures from her camera, changed the batteries and she left. I was working on my notes for my German travel guide.
I just finished doing that when Elizabeth returned. She had bought socks and talked to local kids.
Now we used the car for another tour. I preferred that because of my injured knees.
Here she got the socks
She loves to wear them at home
At the water
The weather was not any longer as bad as during our boat trip and it was still pretty cold.
When we passed the local gas station I filled up the tank. You should do that too because there are not too many in Labrador.
The gas station
It is too costly to connect such tiny and very remote communities to the public power grid. For that reason those places have to produce the required electrical powers themselves. Enough fuel must be stored to ensure that during the long winter when the only road is closed and no ship can deliver anything.
To supply it by air is certainly feasible for food but not for large amounts of fuel, The same applies for delivery by snowmobiles.
Using wind power, storing excessive energy in form of hydrogen and using fuel cells could be a solution in the future. Who will do such a study? A chance for Canada to be more than a supplier of natural resources or an extended work bench? We have to do more to lose the status of a third world country! Talking alone will not help! Our young people need productive jobs - we have already too many administrators.
I see good chances. We have some Canadian companies with a good international reputation in this sector. To create jobs is also a way to reduce poverty and will also increase the collected tax which could help the government to do the right things. I think my advise is better than those which you can find in all the glossy business magazines where you must be under 40 and preferable a woman, Use smart phone for talking, dine in the fanciest restaurants and drive an expensive car to be successful.
I am now over 80, not a gay and not a woman, have hearing problems and must use a walker. However, I was an engineer, had a very good management position, had always to be innovative - in engineering and administration - and I still like fun. I am glad and thankful that I could become a Canadian. My Internet travel guides are hopefully a proof for that.
The electrical power plant
The electrical power plant
Minnie had told about a tourist area which was under construction at this time. She even had made a little sketch how to find it without getting lost in St. Lewis. So we did not have any problems and we were amazed what this tiny village was doing to please visiting nature lovers - the target group.
An unusual, but fascinating scenery is waiting to be explored
Soon accessible by a board walk
We explored it only a little bit
No blue sky and sunshine this time
Elizabeth discovered this plaque
Unfortunately the Americans left also some not so great souvenirs behind them
Certainly some local people made also use of it. It is not easy to burry anything in this rocky area an dumping all that in the water is also not the greatest idea. Nature lovers would not be pleased. The metal parts can also not be burned. Maybe hiding the stuff is the cheapest way.
Please watch the following slide show to see what to expect in Newfoundland and Labrador
A visit of the island Battle Harbour, Labrador, Canada