Traveled to Newfoundland for my annual visit. It was rainy, chilly and foggy, and all in all very miserable weather for 20 days. We had 2 hours of sun one day and 6 hours another day, hard to believe, but that’s the truth.
I always love visiting the rock (as it is called) and my friends.
I stay in attic of very lovely summer home, where Cathi and Ches live, they winter in Goose Bay Labrador. And summer in Harbour Grace NLD (an hour outside of St. John’s) where Cathi has beautiful English garden, which won’t grow in Goose Bay.
I also spent time in St. John’s with Barb (another special friend).
People ask me why I love Newfoundland… I will try to explain… It is a very large island in the North Atlantic, and every time you turn corner scenery is more beautiful than the last!
The people are very blunt and tough, for the most part very hard working, they have a strong sense of family, and proud that washing is still hung on clotheslines even though they all have dryers, what you see is what you get! Other random comments… there is a lot of wealth in St John’s (hidden away). The economy has really suffered since commercial fishing stopped but in certain communities, oil projects have made big difference, you see new housing and very fancy cars!!! House prices in St John’s have really climbed, but not in rest of island. Seamus O’Regan Toronto media personality will be running for the Liberal Party, he is personal friend of Justin Trudeau, personally I don’t think he will have easy time getting elected. The last point is, movie star Russell Crowe flies in every summer to do music gigs with one of the bands on this very eclectic island!! Newfoundland is one of my homes, and has part of my heart!!!
Betty, what are your plans for September? My grandkids left for Japan on Sunday, but Iâm heading out to Winnipeg at the beginning of next week. Iâm interested to hear what you think about the Scottish referendum.