There’s nothing quite like exploring all day and finding the perfect place to set up camp. It was an intense week working on Fogo Island but moments of tranquility like this really made it worth it. It was just me, the sea breeze and a beautiful sunset.
Day #18 was a travel day, heading back south in the direction of the ferry. Highlights included:
- locals harvesting from their highway-side gardens
- better views of Labrador because it was a less stormy day
- transport truck hauling wood (piles of wood EVERYWHERE - I wouldn't be surprised if most homes are heated by wood stove)
- good view of Marble Mountain (which we climbed on day #12 )
#trev_mych_goeast18 @trevormkramer #scullythemutt#dieselthebigdog#exploreNL
Our second stop on day #17 of #trev_mych_goeast18 was at the historic site of a viking settlement at L'anse aux Meadows. After seeing the recreation and the remains of the settlement, we walked the area through rocky cliffs, black sand beaches, and bogs.
On Saturday, day #16 of #trev_mych_goeast18 , we drove up the coast! There were crazy winds (and a wind warning) but that didn't keep us from seeing the sights, even if I had to leave my flip flops in the car to keep them from flying away. Highlights included:
- the arches at Arches Provincial Park
- thrombolites at Flowers Cove
- seeing Labrador across the straight
@trevormkramer, #scullythemutt , #dieselthebigdog#exploreNL
Rocky Harbour, NL - Raleigh, NL
Ok this is going to be weird, but it’s an ode to a cookie. Low gluten, vegan friendly. For someone with ulcerative colitis and a sweet tooth, like me, it’s a godsend. Locally produced by @tulipbaroobakery, it also had a bit of history. When @apvb visited me once in Corner Brook (over two years ago holy smokes), she brought one of these across as a treat — I couldn’t get much “safe” stuff on the west coast. So when I moved out here, I sought the cookie. When I dug a little deeper, turns out the bakery produced a whole bunch of stuff I could eat — including sourdough and baguettes. Amazing! Finally, I could shop local for breads and not kill my guts. I ordered some sourdough, go to their old water street location, strike up a conversation with the owner... and go fuckin’ figure, it’s @keithpower’s partner Matthew. Keith and I went to school AGES ago and hadn’t talked in a while, so here was a great means of reconnecting. Lucky me. Friends! They’ve since moved and set up shop on Harvey Rd at the old Fixed location, and boy is it good. There are donuts! Muffins! Brownies! Matt also does stunning cake designs, too. Oh, and espresso drinks. ‘cause no patisserie is complete without coffee.
So what am I getting at?
Go shop local, b’ys. It’s a small province and we’ve got to look out for one another. If you’ve got the same dietary restrictions as I do, then hit up Tulip Baroo. If you’ve got a friend who does, spread the word — and then buy them a cake for that surprise party. It’s not a chain, just a quaint cafe from two guys makin’ a go of entrepreneurship and quality foods. Great service and warm smiles await so head over and start your own little cookie history. .
The super fun thing about getting obsessed with a certain colour is when you start to see it everywhere - the turmeric yellow of the marigold flower dye I have been experimenting with is also present in the rock lichen growing on the Atlantic coast of Canada (which we got to visit this past fall on a trip to Newfoundland). I love seeing the patterns in nature! #littlenuggetprintco#talksquirreltalk#mylittlenugget#comefromaway2018