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Visit and explore Newfoundland - Labrador
Impressions, Encounters, Adventures, Travel Guide, Tourism
Share our Experience of several Trips
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When you see our pictures from the west coast you may get the impression that most the time the sun is shining and that the sea is pretty calm.
If you do some research or watch carefully the signs along the Transcanada Highway you will learn soon that this wrong. The fast changing weather can bring heavy rain and storm and ship wrecks which are now tourist attractions are a proof how dangerous the sea can be.
Read the posted stories about sunken or stranded ships. Stop at the parking lots and see the remains of boats which were destroyed by the mighty sea.
Easy access to the remains of the wreck of S.S. Ethie in Gros Morne National Park.
A well known attraction on the west coast - The Arches
As part of our trips to Newfoundland-Labrador I wanted to experience a storm and see the waves, but no accidents. I read about a hotel in BC which offers storm watching. Luckily for all the boaters and fishermen this nasty wish was never fulfilled.
Instead we dove to the beach close to Port au Choix to watch a peaceful sunset. Even many local people came to do the same quietly.
A peaceful sunset close to Port au Choix
We never visited this province in high season and we kept advanced booking to a minimum to avoid the stress to be in certain places at a certain time. Only during our second trip we booked the ferry from New Sidney to Port aux Basques in advance. This was ok for the island Newfoundland.
In Labrador we almost learned the consequences of not booking a ferry in advance.
On the highway
Newfoundlanders are honest people. Nobody locks the doors, and snowmobiles and other equipment is left at the side of the road. Sometimes even with the keys in it.
We were also always amazed about the hospitality. Our dirty laundry was washed and put on the cloth line without asking for anything in return. Special dinner was prepared. All this made our visits to this province to unforgettable events.
A baby moose
I repeat it again - moose are immigrants from Labrador to the island and there is now an overpopulation of them. They do not have any natural enemies except cars and trucks.
Even environmentalists admit that fact. The moose love to eat leaves from small trees which have no chance to survive.
For that reason more hunting licenses are being issued now. The meat is loved by many because it is claimed to be very lean and it should also contain no artificial hormones and antibiotics.
So don't be surprised when moose soup, moose or caribou burger are offered.
As you can see we were not speeding This allowed us to stop in time to take a few pictures of this baby moose when we were on our way to Norstead to visit the Vikings.
After this brief encounter we stopped at a place were we purchased local made jam. Everything made with wild berries which have been collected here. Ask for home made jam for breakfast. Our hosts were always pleased when we did so.
The settlement of the Vikings
Naturally, we arrived at the Vikings when the weather had turned bad again. Elizabeth did not want to miss anything and wrapped herself in several layers of clothing. She almost looked like a blue sausage shortly before bursting.
In he houses it was cozy and warm and immediately she recovered and explored everything.
The Vikings, especially the women were full of fun and invited us to try their flat bread. We loved it - much better than the mash mallow stuff which I do not consider to be bread.
Unfortunately, they did not offer me any Viking Beer which is famous in Iceland. I hope they start working on it and learn how to brew it. I can image that would attract beer lovers from all over the world>
At the Vikings
At the Vikings
After having had a good time with the friendly Vikings we proceeded to St. Anthony to watch the drifting icebergs in the "Iceberg Alley".
Unfortunately, we were not patient enough to wait there for a days for better weather. It was so foggy that we could not see any of the icebergs. They must have been very close, because it was cold like in a freezer. Elizabeth left the car only for few minutes and I had to turn up the heat.
Later we met other travelers who told us that they had sun shine and that they loved it in St. Anthony.
At the Iceberg Alley in St. Anthony
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