Hi everyone. My husband and I made it home finally last night after missing a connecting flight and also after just missing the bus back to New Hampshire from the airport. That added about 4 hours to our traveling day but I guess that is how that goes sometimes. It was good to get home last night for sure.
But, I can't let that overshadow the great trip we had. We went to Newfoundland, Canada. Here's a couple of maps for you who may not be familiar with where that is.
We spent our week on the west coast of the island, which is actually quite large. (To drive from west to east on the highway it can be more like 8-10 hours depending on where you are starting and ending) I drew 2 circles on this map to show you. The first part of the week we spent up on the Northern Peninsula near St. Anthony and then the rest of our trip we were based out of Deer Lake. Most days we went west to Gros Morne National Park which is located out on the western edge of the island.
It is truly a beautiful place.
Here's a couple of photos just to give you a taste for some of what we saw.
These are taken from the beginning of the trip when we went up north. If you look carefully to the right you see something really cool.
Yup, that is a good sized iceberg that floated into the harbor. I had never seen icebergs and it was one of the things I most wanted to see.
(We ended up seeing about a dozen-silly us driving around looking for them. But I think a lot of people did that, even locals. If we had been a few weeks earlier there was still some pack ice and even a couple of polar bears that came down on the ice sheets, but they had swam back and left for the season.)
There is not really anything for show you scale here but you can see the iceberg is higher than the hills.
And we saw lots of fascinating tiny fishing harbors in towns of about 30 people. Newfoundland is known as the Rock, and I can see why because the glaciers scraped away most of the topsoil and it is very rocky.
And we saw a couple of moose and even some whales right from shore.
(I haven't yet done any playing around with my photos to fix light or crop to make bigger (like this moose in this photo could use).
But I thought I would share a taste of what we saw with you.
We spent our week on the Viking Trail, which is one of the top 10 beautiful drives in Canada according to several websites. It's called the Viking Trail because at the top of the peninsula is the only known place in North America that the Vikings spent some time. We visited this spot and I have more to show you about this too.
But best of all was spending a week with the hubby with no distractions. We haven't done this for quite some time.
But I am glad to be home and I missed checking in with everyone. I am off to make art today, which is quite exciting to me.
Hope everyone has been well and has a great start to your week.