Tuesday, July 23
There she blows doesn’t refer to a whale, but an “Iceberg”. It was a short drive from Notre Dame Provincial Park to Twillingate. The town is very picturesque. Nearly every house has a setting of either a rock cliff or ocean for a background. Every little boat is tied next to a pile of lobster traps. I spent the afternoon and part of this evening shooting pictures. I can just, in my mind, see these pictures framed.
|The First Iceberg Sighting!|
The town of Crow Head has a lighthouse high on a large outcrop of ledge. It is here that we spotted a very large iceberg floating off shore. I did get a picture, but it was bright and hazy and I hope to get better pictures later on the trip to adventure. The locals tell me it is an excellent year for viewing these giants.
This part of Newfoundland is dotted with so many little towns with unusual names…Toogood Arm, Main Tickle, Tilt Cove and of course Dildo Run Provincial Park! Nope, I’m not kidding. Another usual saying (to us) “Skink Grub” meaning “Very Good, Delicious” was a term used in the R and J restaurant.
The weather today met our best expectations. In reality, the weather for the whole trip has been very good. Tomorrow rain showers are coming. If it is raining in the morning, we will do a driving day down to the south. If it doesn’t look too bad, we will head more to the east and follow the coastal drive route. It is a good thing that we are not on a ridged time schedule
|Every Little Building is a Picture!|
|It takes balance and no fear of heights!|
That is what we did and saw!