Hometel on Signal Hill
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... Timmy's at enjoy a nice leisurely day in our last port of call. Three more sleeps and we'll be disembarking in New York. But in the meantime we've got 2 more sea days and the finale of our Mini Olympics. I have to say, it did my heart good when we left port out of the narrow channel to the Atlantic Ocean that the Newfoundlanders gave us such a warm farewell. There was a parade of cars tooting horns and people waving all the way out. It ...
After eating breakfast out in Clarenville, we drove about 80 miles to the historic town of Brigus and stayed at a campground where we cleaned up and did a bit of laundry. The next morning we drove through the town itself. Brigus is a small fishing community and home to Bob Bartlett, the explorer who accompanied Peary on his voyages to the Arctic. We drove a few short miles to another quaint town, Cupids, the first English colony in ...
... the towels is the amazing contraptions these Newfies call washing lines! They have a loop of line going from the back porch to a pole on the other side of their yard. To hang washing simply peg one item and move the string along, pulley-style, until the whole load is strung across the yard and left to flap in the summer breeze. Ingenious!
(So I just discovered the other day that Ridgway isn't Ridgeway. Oops! Sorry Mrs. Ridgway-to-be, your name almost had an extra ...
... to a Christmas dinner back home, except with a dressing and mashed potato instead of roast (like we usually have at my house!) Then we had some blueberry cake with berries picked by Emma's parents, Robert and Margo, up by Signal Hill. I love blueberries, so was sad to hear I'd missed the picking season, but it was delicious.
We talked about home a lot, and we also were eating with three girls from South Korea, and got to find out about life for ...