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We travelled to Clarenville (60k) and decided to rent a car and travel up the Bonavista Peninsula on the advice of some people we met. What a great side trip! The weather was spectacular. Perfect for iceberg viewing! We drove back to Clarenville to stay the night.
... No money, they just hoped they got enough supplies of flour etc to last them through the winter.
Stopped of for fish & chips at Trinity a historical town we could have spent at least a day exploring.
Last stop before leaving NFLD was to Lark Harbour 50km from Corner Brook. It was a beautiful drive & we rewarded at the end ...
... for root cellars. Hundreds of these man-made frost free food preservers dot the countryside. I don’t think they are used much now as we all have fridges.
We moved on to the northern tip of the peninsula and this is where John Cabot landed in 1497 and named it New Founde Lande. He was sponsored by the King of England even though he came from Genoa. The seas were full of codfish,so all the ...
... flag of Newfoundland. I stepped away believing it to be too much of a carry.
With hunger calling us to a table, we forgo a curiosity stop at the village of Shuffle Board and head for Dildo (you couldn’t make this stuff up). Dildo did not disappoint in a myriad of ways. For the first time since leaving St John’s we found a simple but great little restaurant, The Dildo Dory. I attribute our good fortune to my finely tuned skills as ...
... probably not a great landing either).
The first stop of the day was the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, established in 1843. The red and white structure built around a masonry tower is now a provincial historic site, and has been restored to the 1870 period. An automated light now operates in an exterior steel tower but this lighthouse can still emit it's sequence of red and white lights.
Near the lighthouse, a statue ...