Bonavista Peninsula 2

'Random Passage' was a TV series about settlers on the Newfoundland Coast in the early 1800s. The set built for filming was authentic in virtually every detail with only a few changes made for technical reasons. Locals were involved in the construction of the set and the interest generated was such that it was left standing after filming and is now open to tourists as a heritage site run by volunteers. Whilst many people go there because of the film it is also an excellent place to visit if you are interested in how people lived here 200 years ago as the guides are well informed and helpful. Sadly it is likely to experience maintenance difficulties given the ephemeral nature of its construction materials as, being a 'replica' rather than an historic site, it fails to attract any government support, a most short-sighted policy to our way of thinking.

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