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From there we packed the bikes, and started heading towards Bonavista, where explorer John Cabot landed in 1497. The lighthouse there is pretty neat, it doesn't look like a typical lighthouse. And you walk up over a rise, and wham! This gorgeous site! A large Rocky island covered with the Canadian National bird, the puffin. There were hundreds of them, and the view was amazing! The site ...
... Southport. A stunning area that always looks better in the sunshine. I went on photo overkill. A wrecked rotting old Schooner lay in the harbour, An old man winked at me as I rode past, this is were you find the real NL, 'at the end of the road'. We walked along the cliff edge above the Bluer than Blue clear Atlantic water. They ground was covered in broken urchin shells dropped from gulls trying to break them open. We saw a small fishing ...
Arrived on Tuesday before noon to do
laundry and internet; then proceeded to Malady Head Campground to
acquire a nice site for three nights (based on weather) before
testing Cindy's new backpack. Hiked up to Malady Head for a great
view while munching on trail mix. Hurricane Igor, which arrived two
years ago, caused immense tree damage in the park and the northern
... moose statute in the latter, it would have been better had I left my fantasy unrealized. Newfoundland town names I am finding is much like life, fantasies never match reality.
The day was drawing on and we wanted to be in Trinity long before night fall. The town was named because a Portuguese explorer arrived on Trinity Sunday. Had he arrived a day late it would likely be called something less evangelical.
Once settled, we wander ...
Today was primarily a travel day. We planned to go to Twillingate but, in reading the guidebook, found out that there are Puffin colonies in Bonavista and changed our plans. We decided to stop in Salvage, a fishing village on the ocean, instead of going all the way up to Twillingate and will go to Bonavista tomorrow on the way to St John's. It shortened the drive to Terra Nova National Park to make it easier on everyone. Olivia is determined to see Puffins, a ...