The drive is super pretty as it follows the coast and we are excited because we know that we don't have far to go (about 1.5hrs). At one point, I spot a tiny iceberg in the distance. I am so excited. It's actually embarrassing how excited I got. As we keep driving, we keep seeing more and more icebergs - me and Gaby are overly ecstatic! We convince Justin to pull over and we make our way down to the beach to see the icebergs up close! We facetime everyone we know to share our over excitement (I have no idea how we had reception here but we did!).
On with our journey to Northern Newfoundland! We arrive at Viking RV park and have our first true encounter with the Newfie jargon. The man that greeted us at the park was so hard to understand. I figured out somehow that he was just someone visiting and that I should come back after we are setup to settle up with the lady in charge (she was away for a bit). We have a nice site and settle in nicely as we plan on being here for a few days. We cook up some lunch. Justin picked up a 'best deal ever' pizza at foodland this morning. It was delicious and just what we needed to fuel us up for a drive to St Anthony's.
St Anthony's is the hub for the northern peninsula. They have a hospital, a foodland, Irving, and a Tim Horton's.
|Our little minions are tired!|
|We LOVE icebergs!|
We noticed a little gift shop and Gab wanted to go inside and have a look. Us girls went in while the boys, including Bones, waited outside. A little tradition we have is to pick up Christmas ornaments for our tree when we travel. There was a perfect little lighthouse that Gab chose. We then noticed there was a small museum at the back of the store. We told Justin we would have a look and then we could switch seeing as Bones was with us. The nice lady came and got Justin and told him he could come in with Bones. It was a perfect little museum. It answered many of our questions that we had following our drive up the northern coast. Why so much cut firewood on the side of the highway? Gardens on the side of the highway? Turns out the locals cut the wood during the winter and use the sleds to bring it close to the highway (similar to Chicoutimi wood cutting - one of our favorite things to do in the Saguenay with our friends Kathie & Dodoll). No one steals each others wood! The gardens are put in by locals as well. They don't call it the ROCK for no reason. Hardly nothing can grow in Newfoundland. When the highway was built, they turned over the ground so it is easier to use the soil on the side of the road as opposed to attempting to do it in your own backyard.
|Gab was a little scared of this polar bear.|
On our way to our car, we are blessed by the most beautiful sight! A perfect rainbow landing on an iceberg! Everyone was snapping pics! I grabbed a picture for a fellow tourist (I'm sure it's his new profile pic!) and he said sarcastically that all that was missing was a whale jumping out of the water in the middle! :0
On our way back to the campsite, just outside St. Anthonys, we got another Moose sighting!
Moose sightings for the day = 4
Total Moose count = 6