The door to the dining hall sticks and the sign states "Push Hard!" so I do and it opens without a fuss into a large space with two rows of two handcrafted wooden tables. The chandeliers are suspended from the ceiling by mooring lines, and authentic Newfoundland outpost décor is tastefully placed about the room... Continue Reading →
The Cat Is Back!
The Cat Ferry between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Bar Harbour Maine, has returned to service after a three year hiatus. So much to experience in the area. Be sure to visit the light house at Cape Forchu there is a Viking mystery here and some beautiful trails. If you are headed east on Highway 3,... Continue Reading →
Battle Harbour, NFLD. Part Two
The bunkhouse faces south nestled in a field of tall grasses and wildflowers that gently sway in the breeze. The boardwalk that links together the historic buildings of the village of Battle Harbour ends at my porch. I am seated in an old-style straight-backed, doweled chair that I have carried out from the living room.... Continue Reading →
Battle Harbour, NFLD, Canada, Part 1
Nine miles from Normal- the website states. battleharbour.com https://videopress.com/v/fYbO6kxB?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true After a scenic 9 mile boat ride from Mary's Harbour, we come through the narrows into Battle Harbour.The engine of the Trinity Pride revs as the captain manoeuvres her up alongside the wharf. The ropes get tossed over the side and once she is secured her... Continue Reading →
Red Bay, NFLD- UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Red Bay Basque whaling station, established by Basque Mariners in the 16th century, provides the earliest, most complete and best-preserved testimony of the European whaling traditions. It became a major source of whale oil, which was shipped to Europe, where it was used for lighting. The site includes remains of rendering ovens, cooperages, wharves,... Continue Reading →
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