Monday, August 15, 2016
Northern Most Part of the Northern Peninsula
Photos: August 12, 2016
The views around L'Anse aux Meadows are amazing. The stunted trees do not impede long views. The many inlets and coves provide interest.
In every direction, from sea to mountains, the vistas open up.
We spent some time at Norstead, a reconstruction of parts of a Viking port village. Why Viking? Because evidence was found of a Norse settlement not far from here. It is believed that this area is where Leif Ericsson landed and set up camp. More about this in the next post.
The weather changes constantly. And the wind is a constant near the shore.
In the evening we drove to the community of L'Anse aux Meadows for dinner. The clouds had shifted letting the sun through.
This statue of Leif Ericsson stands at the small harbour, looking out to the ocean the Norsemen crossed to get here.
There was some live music in the restaurant.We had hoped for some Newfoundland music, but heard quite a variety of popular (from other eras) and country songs.
He appeared again at the Mussels Festival taking place in St. Lunaire-Griquet.
The night was chilly but there was a fire to keep us warm. We stayed a short while before the rain chased us away.