Newfoundland Canada – part 2

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A big one! The iceberg, whale and puffin season is on now.

No photos of the whales we’ve sighted – they disappear back into the water too quickly to capture on film.

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The grandest building in this small fishing village.

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An idyllic setting for this sailing boat.

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Checking whether the small Capalan fish have arrived on the beach with Renee & Duncan Finlayson. The whales follow these fish close into shore in a feeding frenzy at the beginning of each summer.

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Renee & Duncan and their charming cottage overlooking Hodges Cove.

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Dinner with a magnificient view. This was our favourite spot to sit and chat with our hosts.

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The rheindeer hide was brought back from a sailing trip to Greenland. The Inuits laid them inside their shelters for warmth as their very dense thick fur provides great insulation and warmth.

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A very happy Greenland cat that sleeps all day and hunts all night.

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Mist is a big weather feature here in Newfoundland.

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En-route to St John’s we stopped by Cupids where the first permanent British settlement was established. The plaques tell the story of it all.

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The signs tell us we’ve left behind wilderness and frontier life – we arrived in St John’s, the province’s consumer capital.

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Magella & Steve Sharpe introduced us to the George St nightlife. Four bars + four bands – a great Irish evening done their friendly Newfoundland way!

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Rhododendrons were at their peak on our Botanical Gardens visit. Flowering alpine plants were blooming well too.

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The view over St John’s harbour from the top of Signal Hill.

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Moose meat bottled and ready for the table. We enjoyed it on our last night in St John’s – it’s like tender lean beef.

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We also enjoyed Screech – a Newfoundland rum with an interesting story to its name – relayed by Steve

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Saying goodbye to Madgella and Steve beside the ‘erection’.

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1 Response to Newfoundland Canada – part 2

  1. Eleanor Milton says:

    Newfoundland hey? Looks really cold, but you look really warm.
    Love the fleece!

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