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Day by Day 2: Labrador
A few days in The Land God Gave to Cain

CANADA 2010


W NEWFOUNDLAND
 Humber Arm
 North to St Barbe
 Broom Point
 L'Anse aux Meadows
 Northern Peninsula 1
 Northern Peninsula 2
 Northern Peninsula 3
 Gros Morne NP 1
 Gros Morne NP 2


LABRADOR
 Into Labrador
 Red Bay
 Pointe Amour
 Labrador coast
 Into Québec


E NEWFOUNDLAND
 Baie Verte Peninsula
 Connaigre Peninsula 1
 Connaigre Peninsula 2
 Twillingate
 Highway 320
 Bonavista Peninsula 1
 Bonavista Peninsula 2
 Bonavista Peninsula 3
 Avalon Peninsula 1
 Avalon Peninsula 2


NOVA SCOTIA
 To Louisbourg
 Louisbourg 1
 Louisbourg 2
 Iona
 Cape Breton 1
 Cape Breton 2
 Sherbrooke
 Fisherman's Life


FACTS/INFO INDEX

31 August
A lovely morning. Booked in at ferry terminal at motel at 0600 (found return times had been changed) and down to assembly area. Pleasant crossing but cloud building from west. Arrived in Blanc-Sablon and all road signs in French as this bit in Québec (time is different, too, but ferry keeps NL time). Headed east to try to keep sun and ended up in Pinware River Provincial Park. Wandered round headland on beach, nice. Took trail up to Pinware Hill (good) but waymarking poor and nearly got lost on return as route into forest not obvious. Headed back west to West St Modeste to take the new boardwalk up Bouquets Hill and wander round the top (superb walk with fantastic scenery). Quick detour via L'Anse Amour on way back to Forteau. Seaview Cabins, Forteau. Very pleasant new cabin (older ones may not be so nice), large and well equipped. Room serviced and linen replaced daily. Supposed to be wireless internet but not working. Shop over the road basic, better ones in nearby settlements.

1 September
Quick look at L'Anse au Loup harbour then onto Red Bay via good road, mainly forest after Pinware. Information Centre interesting then boat over to Saddle Island for trail. On return headed up Tracey Hill Trail (good but losing sun now) then along Boney Shore. Back to Forteau with rain threatening.

2 September
Dull, rather ominous morning. Drove to Point Amour and walked to L'Anse Amour settlement and back along Raleigh Trail on coast, pleasant walk. Went into lighthouse and spent all morning looking round and quizzing staff. Still cold (had rained while we were in lighthouse). To Seaview Restaurant for chowder and Jigg's Dinner. Then to L'Anse au Loup to take Pioneer Trail to Schooner Cove (not overexciting).

3 September
Beautiful morning, packed up and out early. Down to Forteau Harbour for general nose around and watch fish being unloaded from boats. Went to L'Anse au Clair to do Jersey Rooms Trail, good path along coast and very pretty and interesting, plenty of Minke whales around. Then on into Québec where scenery seemed to change quite abruptly. Stopped at Middle Bay for cup of tea and wander. Drove on to St Paul River, very good scenery on way but not much in settlement to keep us. Thought about time to head back for ferry. Stopped at Middle Bay harbour for wander, interesting. Stopped at Brador Falls and went up little trail, falls OK, views over bay nice. Back to Blanc-Sablon and up Mont Parent Trail, very good views, would have liked longer. Down to ferry terminal for 1800 to check in and have cup of tea in terminal cafe (meals looked good). Ate on ferry, good value, filling food. Ferry, which originated in Denmark, comfortable enough but looking very dated. St Barbe Motel, St Barbe. See 30 August

 

(4-10 September on previous page.)

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