We first visited the Salmonier Nature Park (this is a lovely 1.5 mile stroll through the park to see a variety of Newfoundland’s native / not-so-native species) and although I’ve since been corrected on my idea of a leisurely stroll, I feel that those who walked the park saw more of Newfoundland and its beauty as a result (and did I mention how proud I am of my group!!??) Here are the images they saw on the trip around the park:
The weather turned out to be beautiful once we arrived in Trinity. This quaint little town, offers a variety of experiences from a town pageant (we saw a glimpse today) to a forge to beautiful churches and a chocolate shop. Discovered in 1501, Corte Real arrived here on “Trinity Day” and the town has been called Trinity ever since. Here’s a sneak peek:
We also really enjoyed a visit to Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop in Trinity (a perennial favourite!) With samples of Buttercrunch Chocolate to entice us, I had to give instructions about how to keep it safely stored!!
We then proceeded to Silent Witnesses near the Gander Airport. This somber moment on the tour gave us a moment to reflect on the tragedy but also brought us the realization about those universal emotions of loss and how we all deal with tragedy in our lives particularly when we try to grasp the tragedy others must have experienced.