Thursday, September 14, 2006

Newfoundland

In case you didn’t know already – Rob and I went to Newfoundland in August with some of our friends. While this group had all lived together at some time or another we’d not ever traveled together as a group. Well, we car camped together a few summers ago but that’s just not the same and a real, honest to goodness vacation away. So – we started plotting and planning and settled on traveling to the rock by plane and then all over the rock in the luxurious comfort of a minivan (that’s everyone, there sans Kevin who’s taking the photo and is world renowned for being camera-shy).

We were there for 8 days and put 3000km on the van, visiting St. John’s, Bay Bulls, Gros Morne, Lanse aux Meadows, Twillingate, Trinity, and Cape Spear. I think Gros Morne and Twillingate were the favourite parts of the trip for me. Twillingate might even have been the group favourite. We missed lobster, whale, and iceberg season. So – if you ever plan to go, go in July NOT in August. Even still – we got to eat some great fish, hear some great music, and see some really good art. There’s a fantastic art and craft scene in Newfoundland. I’m guessing it’s partly to do with the inspiration that is so abundant there and partly the fact that an artist can have a good standard of living even on a small income.

Here’s a little collage I made of the best pictures from the trip. For more pictures, check out my photo album over here.


Stay tuned for tales of "the move" ...

Talk to you soon,

B.

2 comments:

Karen and Dion said...

Is it just me, or does Dion not look a little drunk in that photo?

Kern said...

Is that sentence correct? I'm honestly not sure.

I would have said either, "Is it just me, or does Dion look a little drunk in that photo?", or (with slight change of meaning "...does Dion look not a little drunk..."

I also like "Is it just me, or does not Dion look a little drunk in that photo?", but that's just cause I'm silly.

Never been to the maritimes myself.
Did you know that Anne of Green Gables is really famous here in Japan? Except here it's called "Akage no Anne", which literally means "Anne the redhead".