The Harbour Quarters Inn
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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 ...
... rhubarb lemonade and I had mint ice tea. They also served fresh baked bread with whipped peppered butter. Everything was very good!
We sat outside on the porch overlooking their garden and a beautiful cove watching a whale splashing the water with its tale.
The Lynches and we then drove to the Trinity area since the Lynches had heard that there was an iceberg in a ...
... of whales came up along the coast while we were there. I understand that the way that the cold Atlantic meets the Gulf stream provides the perfect conditions along Newfoundland to create abundantly rich feeding grounds that the whales migrate to each year. There are at least 22 whale species found off the coast of Newfoundland at different times during the year. The best time to see icebergs, whales and puffins is in June. By July, the icebergs ...