Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Alotta Ins, Alotta Outs

Dan is here for a couple of weeks so we will be using our family time in a more vacation-y way.  Yesterday we drove down the other side of the bay, which has charms all its own.

On Thursday, we will head down to Burgeo for an overnight with our good friend Les, who is in town for a few days.  Les has left Newfoundland behind for the big city thrills of southern Ontario so it is a real treat to be able to hang out with him.

Burgeo is on the southern coast of Newfoundland and it is a completely different landscape and climate from where we are.  To get there, one must drive on a road that goes through a tundra landscape where we have seen caribou in the past.  At the start of the road there is a large sign warning travellers that there are no services for 250+ kms.  It is pure wilderness save one little cluster of cabins and a restaurant about 1/2 way there.  The road itself dates only from the mid-1970s.  Burgeo also is the starting point for reaching a series of other south coast communities that are still only accessible via boat.  We won't be headed out that far on this trip, but maybe someday.

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