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Trip Report God, make me an honorary Newfie, for I loved the place.

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I had a great week in Cape Breton, and then an even greater week, in Newfoundland, returning September 11. I want to thank everyone who made suggestions prior to my trip, as well as those who participate in this forum. Never have I met friendlier people than in Newfoundland, nor viewed as many spectacular and just plain beautiful vistas. I landed in Corner Brook, spent the night at the Glynhill Inn, then drove to Rocky Harbor/Norris Point, where I stayed in the Inn at Neddies Harbor. It is upscale, but if it fits your budget go for it. Even if you can't stay there, enjoy the view of Bonnie Bay, behind the Inn, one of my favorite spots, and moments--actually many moment, sunset and sunrise--of the trip. By all means, if you have the time, before going to Rocky Harbor take the drive (route 431) to Trout River, a breath-taking drive; I stopped for photos every five minutes.

From Rocky Harbor, with one day spent on the boat tour at Western Brook Pond, I then drove up the Northern Pennisula, as so many have before me, and just enjoyed everything and every place about Newfoundland, most especially the people. I also enjoyed learning about Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, whose home and museum in St. Anthony's I visited; and of course Lanse aux Meadows, where 1,000 years ago the Vikings touched the earth of North America. As I like Celtic music, I also enjoyed Cape Breton and Newfoundland music, particularly the Masterless Men, two of whose CDs I bought, and continually, played on the trip, and now at home. And I enjoyed Port Au Choix (Cafe Anchor and Jeannie's Sunrise B&B), and even the gift shops and ferry ride to and from Port Aux Basque. I cold have lived without the six hour ferry delay returning to N. Sydney. Someone (the citizens of Canada and their representatives) should tell the union that runs the ferries, shape up or ship out: we'll; privatize the thing, if your performance doesn't improve. That's my only criticism of Newfoundland. Yes, I know the wind and the water can delay the ferry, so can lazy and indifferent bureaucrats.

I can't stop telling friends, family, and those with whom I come in contact with to visit Cape Breton Islands and Newfoundland, sooner rather than later, nor sharing the dozens--more like half a hundred--of great photos I took. By the way, is "Newffie" spelled with one or twos ffs? Whatever, I loved them and their homeland. God, let me return some day to Newfoundland. Best, Robert

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