Norstead, L’Anse aux Meadows, NFLD

Norstead Road I'm in the mood for more Viking living history and Norstead, a non-profit attraction, is just 2km away from the National Historic Site and UNESCO site of the L’Anse aux Meadows-Viking settlement. NLFD I step into the tourist office, which is much smaller than it appeared on the outside. Squeezed into the space are... Continue Reading →

L’Anse aux Meadows-A Viking settlement. NLFD

I had come across a piece of the Leif Ericsson's mysterious Vinland puzzle at Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia last year, but this place is the mother lode for those interested in the Viking sagas. Unequivocal proof that a Norse settlement existed in North America in the 11th century, 500 years before Christopher Columbus supposedly discovered America.... Continue Reading →

Marjorie Bridge & Thrombolite walking trail. Flowers Cove, NFLD

Flowers Cove, NFLD, Easy, Marjorie Bridge Walking trail. Easy. 2 km total out and back, flat trail. 1 hour To paraphrase my travel guide, a thrombolite is a fossillized, bun-shaped, primitive, unicellular critter. They are very rare, I have been to Joggins fossil cliffs-, and Miguasha-UNESCO heritage site in Quebec and the Burgess Shale in Alberta,... Continue Reading →

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