back home. had a wonderful two week tour with Senior Adventure Tours to Newfoundland and Labrador. bus driver and guide were absolutely fabulous. the weather was in constant change. Snow was seen in some of the mountains and gullies. we had 2C overnight and 8C during the day in northern Nfld. We visited L’Anse aux Meadows on Canada Day and celebrated with a piece of delicious chocolate cake. high waves and wind prevented the ferry crossing to Labrador and we were forced to skip that part of the trip. we turned south. Gros Morne National Park is just as we see in the promo ads. Stunning.
every day was a unique experience. So many stops were not only beautiful/interesting but educational. Of particular interest was a visit to Heart’s Content where we had a lecture on the laying of the first cable across the Atlantic to Ireland. We stopped at the Beothuk Interpretation Centre, a beautiful place to stop, rest and honour those who have gone before us. We were encouraged to make a small remembrance (of ribbons, feathers, and beads), visit a private, serene lookout, and tie our offering of remembrance to the branch of a bush or tree. This was a moving experience for both me and my husband.
we saw all kinds of birds including bald eagles as well as moose and caribou. went whale watching. a mom and her calf played around the boat while we cruised to Puffin Island. I was surprised by the small size of the birds. The beautiful colours of the birds are seen only during mating season and the rest of the time they are a rather drab-looking bird. (not my words!)
On our last night in St. John’s, we were entertained with Nfld music and humour. The kissing of the cod was the highlight of the evening when the entertainer came around with a frozen cod to be kissed followed, of course, by a shot of screech.
All in all, it was an interesting and happy two weeks. The guide and driver went out of their way to make sure we had a memorable experience in Newfoundland and they absolutely succeeded. our fellow travelers came from all over Canada and were a super bunch of seniors.
Now back to the book signings. I have two in August, having just completed two in July. book signings are an experience I enjoy. chatting with folks and hearing what they have to say is very rewarding. happy summer days everyone.