Saturday, July 16, 2011

Calm Sailing

 The trip back to St. Barbe, Newfoundland was sunny and calm with a few whale, seal and iceberg sightings. 

 We were lucky to sail, as our camper was the last one to fit on board.  Many were left behind to wait for the next ferry in five hours.

We headed south along the coast, stopping at a few places we missed before.

Gros Morne National Park has acquired this old fishing camp and all it’s original equipment.  This building is called a stage and contains fishing equipment. 

 If it was used to store general supplies or equipment it would be called a shed or store.  It is complete and gives one a good idea of the hardships of early life of a fishing family.

                        This was a seasonal camp used for cod and  lobster fishing.

We stopped in the small town of Fleur de Lys and toured the Dorset Soapstone Quarry National Historic Site.

This is the only known soapstone outcrop in the Northern Hemisphere that preserves evidence of Palaeo-Eskimo vessel carvings dating back 1600 years.

                With this nice, red sky, tomorrow should be a sunny day.

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