Day Nine – Port aux Choix, NL to Grand-Falls Windsor, NL

We’ve had another “see-worthy” day in Newfoundland! Today was full of adventures, intriguing stops and fun times with our dancing kings and dancing queens! Moving south through Gros Morne Provincial Park, we made a couple of photo stops to remember the gorgeous island.

Western Brook Pond

Norris Point (and a whale…not seen in current photo!)

Lobster Cove Light House

Cow Parsnip (like our Hogweed – with the same properties but slightly less toxic)

 

 

The Whale Pavilion was a highlight of the day as well where we had the opportunity to see a fully restored humpback whale skeleton.

After a lovely lunch in Rocky Harbour, we headed east at Deer Lake and made our way to King’s Point.  David, from King’s Point Pottery gave us a quick history of the shop, where they came from and where they are today.  The jewellery and the artisans’ crafts were unique and the shop had so many tempting pieces from over 300 artists.

Our overnight at Mt. Peyton featured Ed Power giving us a traditional Newfoundland “Screech-In”.  We were all treated to Ed’s voice and guitar and a few jokes!

 

If you want to hear a little more of Ed, here it is:

One thought on “Day Nine – Port aux Choix, NL to Grand-Falls Windsor, NL

  1. Good Morning Honourary Newfoundlanders!

    Ah, Grand Falls-Windsor!

    There are not enough superlatives to describe the people of Newfoundland and Labrador!

    Everytime I think of Sept. 11, 2001, I think of the wonderful people in Newfoundland who opened their hearts and homes to all the stranded passengers.

    The song by Ed Power is excellent! It describes Newfoundland and Labrador and the people to a tee! Of course he had to include the Moose and Caribou in the song and video!

    Did you like the Screeching In ceremony?

    I am not a hard liquor drinker (only wine & beer) so the taste of the Screech and drinking it just about did me in!

    Lanny, that is a nice and clean looking bus in the pictures too!

    So, by now you are thinking, why did we not take this trip years ago?

    My best friend was born and raised in Newfoundland and moved to Ontario for work at age 20. She often says that growing up she could not wait to get away but now she appreciates her roots and her upbringing very much. Isn’t this always the way with us?

    Enjoy another beautiful day on The Rock!

    Safe travelling

    Mary

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