Please bear with me as I offer a word about this posting. For those of you who follow us on a map….there are indeed a few miles (405 miles/653 kilometers) between the ferries from Labrador to the town of Twillingate where this posting begins. Having either covered the area before and/or because a lot of it’s on the TCH (Trans Canada Highway) and not a place which we explored or of which we took photos the decision was to skip ahead, soooo, here we go. You are not missing anything! 🙂
Welcome to Twillingate, Iceberg Capital of the World according to their signage and advertising and indeed there were a good number of icebergs to see.
On the official Newfoundland map the Twillingate ~ New World Island area actually has its own enlargement which is quite handy as it covers three main islands, lots of coves, points and arms. The roads for the most part are awful and we did arrive in the fog and mist soon to be rain, which wasn’t helpful, but hey we’ve learned, it is Newfoundland and the Sun will come out, tomorrow, tomorrow! Hey, that’s a good idea for a song! 🙂
We stayed at Peyton’s Woods RV Park which has a laundry, and those can be a bit hard to find here so, yippee! It is just a short drive from here out to the Long Point Lighthouse at Crow Head where there is also an elevated viewing platform.
We drove down 340 and out the 345 arm to Tizzard’s Harbour and enjoyed the views and icebergs. The landscape here is more mountains and tight coves with small villages tucked into little harbours.
We especially enjoyed the little village of Valley Pond where we had a nice conversation with an older gentleman who wandered over to ask where we were from. Chatting is something Newfoundlanders love to do as does my dear husband. In fact, we have had the most delightful chats, both long and short, with many Newfie folks who might possibly be the friendliest people on the planet.
Over by Durrell just east of Twillingate town there’s the French Beach Trail which we took out towards French Head.
The weather was not our friend and we did not cover this area as thoroughly as we generally do, we mostly just drove about the countryside. All prejudice aside, I do think these particular photographs of Eds are especially magnificent and I hope you enjoying seeing them more than reading my ramblings 🙂
Also, truth be told, while in Twillingate we had another place on our radar…. Next post, a ferry ride and Fogo Island!!