Newfoundland Is My Cool Change
While people were walking around in the Greater Toronto Area at a temperature near or over 30C, I was seeing Newfoundland at temperates from 14C to 24C. Each morning, I would wake up about 8:00 A.M and go for a walk around Spaniard's Bay or Bay Roberts. Sometimes, I had to wear a jacket because there was a cool breeze off the ocean. The tranquility of being by oneself near a large body of water is something that everyone should experience.
We took many pictures of scenic sites and my wife's family. You can check out those pictures on my Facebook page.
A friend next door to where we were staying gave us a four foot cod which we enjoyed that night. It was delicious.
The fish were most plentiful in Dildo Harbour which produced many codfish for the Noseworthy family.
Other highlights of my trip were playing Wii bowling, tennis and boxing with my grand nephew and niece. At first, they clobbered me in each game until I figured out how to win. I ended up winning three games while losing ten. It was great fun.
I was a little disappointed that I never got to play with the adults in the family.
Some of drawbacks of Newfoundland are the distances one has to go to buy somethings. I had to travel 15 miles to get some Danactive drink and Pomegranate juice (POM) wasn't available anywhere.
Newfies like to play a card game called 120, and this can lead to excessive card playing just like Euchre in Ontario. At least, it doesn't cost you money to play.
We know that we were wanted in Newfoundland. We know that we will be welcomed back.
A couple of days ago, we returned home. Our cool change is over, but not forgotten.
Posted by qualteam
at 10:06 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:29 PM EDT