Tag Archives: 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 11

This is the last full day of the tour, June 9th. The day begins with a boat tour to the Witless Bay Bird Sanctuary. Look Paul! I am using all the equipment you sent me with. There are thousands of … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 10

On June 8th, we head to St. John’s stopping at the small fishing community of Brigus located on Conception Bay. We visit Hawthorne Cottage and learn about Captain Bob Bartlett. We spend the afternoon touring St. John’s. Here is the … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 9

On June 7th, we leave Gander. We stop at Terra Nova National Park and visit the interpretive centre. Some found the touch pool quite interesting. Me, not so much! Our next stop is the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 8

On June 6th, we take a scenic route along the coast of Notre Dame Bay.   We visit the Prime Berth Fishing Museum. At this museum we not only learn about fishing but NL culture including, music, mummers and ugly sticks. … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 7

On June 5th, we make one last stop in Gros Morne National Park and visit the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse.  We have a bit of fun learning about the life of a lighthouse keeper by recreating an old photograph.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 6

We spend June 4th in Gros Morne National Park. The sunrise view from my window at the Shallow Bay Motel was so beautiful that I got out of bed at 5:15am to take some pictures. I loved the colours and … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 5

On June 3rd, we are in St. Anthony. I took an early morning walk before the day of touring began. We are on a Whale Watching Tour. It is much colder than most of us are used to. I found … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 4

On Tuesday, June 2nd we visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. We see the site where the Vikings settled over 1,000 years ago and learn of their ways via the site reconstruction.

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 3

On Monday, June 1st we take a short ferry ride over to Labrador. We visit the Red Bay National Historic Site and learn about the whaling techniques used in the 1500’s by Basque whalers. What a tough way to make … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Newfoundland and Labrador – Day 2

Day 2 – Sunday May 31st actually began overnight on the ferry headed to Port-aux-Basque. The beach at Port au Choix is cold and windy. We are happy the water was not like this for the ferry crossing the night … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment