Newfoundland Tour – Second update

By Mike Kroeker, Tour Leader

It’s been a few busy days in Newfoundland. We spent the past 2 nights at the wonderful Shallow Bay Motel in Cow Head, NL.  The afternoon of Day 3 was spent on the waters of Bonne Bay, ending with a traditional screech in ceremony and kissing of the cod! Carol was the lucky lady picked from our group to kiss the cod for all of us!

Kissing the cod

On Day 4 of the tour we all met for an early breakfast as we needed to put some miles behind us. Today’s adventure took us along the Viking trail from Cow Head up the Great Northern Peninsula to St. Anthony, with a stop at the UNESCO heritage site, L’Anse aux Meadows.

Our group was met by our guide to explore the site and hear the stories of how the Norsemen landed by boat from Scandinavia ending up in L’Anse aux Meadows.

Costumed interpreters at L’Anse aux Meadows

We ended the day in the St. Anthony which is nearly the most northern tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. It was especially a great experience for two of our guests, Don and Shirley Ratzlaff, who spent 2 years working in the St. Anthony hospital. Don and Shirley hadn’t been back here in over 30 years and found out a lot had changed since their last visit!

Lightkeeper’s Cafe in St. Anthony

Don and Shirley Ratzlaff

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