Newfoundland & Labrador – Home sweet home
Newfoundland & Labrador
It starts every conversation in Newfoundland and often decides whether or not many trips to the Rock are enjoyable. Since leaving NL in 2006, we never count on it being nice and usually come prepared for the worst it has to offer. This trip however, it has been absolutely amazing. I’m talking about the WEATHER of course. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the sun at least once every day since we drove off the MV Blue Puttees in Port aux Basques on July 8.
One of the reasons for our upcoming round-the-world (RTW) trip is to experience daily life in various cities, towns, countries, and societies around the globe. What better way to prepare for that than taking advantage of the diverse culture here in Newfoundland… one that’s always been at our fingertips yet so rarely have we taken advantage of it.
So, today I caught 3 codfish off Spout Cove (where my Dad grew up). Yesterday I spent the day at my pal Blair Paul’s cabin ‘seadooing’, ‘shed-partying’ and the like, and last week Jess and I drove the Irish Loop (http://www.theirishloop.com) with Jess’s grandparents Wes and Frances. In addition, countless toutons, moose sausages, fish and chips, and jam jams have been consumed and of course a few stubby neck bottles of brew. All that combined with the warm temps and ‘clean’ cool breezes off the Atlantic, this is undoubtedly the best trip home yet.
Cod fishing off Spout Cove, Newfoundland
Horsechops Pond, near Cape Broyle, NL
Jess and I with Nanny and Pa @ Kavanaghs Restaurant on the Irish Loop (website)
A hike on the East Coast Trail is still on my Newfoundland bucket list which I will squeeze in sometime before our flight across the pond to Dubli next week. Yes, that’s right, this weekend we will say farewell for now to our families, friends, and this beautiful province we will always call home no matter where in the world we land.
jess + trickett