Back Home Again
Well we're back home again after a fabulous 10-day holiday in Newfoundland! Although I have done my share of sightseeing tours pretty well worldwide, this was my first trip to our own east coast. I found it absolutely fascinating!!! This unique area of our country is unlike any other place I have ever seen. For us prairie chickens, it would definitely be "cottage country" with its myriad of beautiful lakes, rugged hills, picturesque valleys and magnificent shorelines. I was totally mesmerized (and more than a little intimidated) by the steep grades and often rather sharp curves of the roads that wind their way between the almost canyon-like rocky slopes and traverse the the island with such ease. To me, they seemed like major engineering marvels.
We spent several days sightseeing, exploring, and even took a boat ride out to see the whales and puffins, something that I truly enjoyed. Newfoundland folks are so friendly and fun loving and so down-to-earth, so we felt welcome and at home all the time we were there. They truly made our trip a wonderful and very interesting adventure. They have so much fascinating history. I even climbed up to the Signal Hill "overlook"!