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Jul 19, 2018 - Elliston, Sealers Memorial

At the town of Elliston we learned about the grueling, exhausting, dangerous and uncertain life of the “Sealers” who hiked miles across ice floes carrying their equipment, either from land or from ships, hunting seals curing the 1800’s and into the 1900’s. Hundreds of these men and some women perished when they were lost in fog or their ships sank or were unable to return to recover them and they froze to death. 250 Sealers were lost in 1914 in one terrible storm. In Elliston, the “Root Cellar Capitol of the world”, we also saw some of the...

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Jul 17, 2015 - Puffin Festival

When I traveled to Iceland years ago, I was excited to see some puffins. Unfortunately, I never saw a puffin there. Last year, on an Alaskan cruise, I once again hoped to see some puffins. Although some of the other passengers reported seeing some puffins, with my poor eyesight, I was disappointed again. Now that I’m in Newfoundland, I figured that this would be yet another opportunity. To increase my odds of seeing a puffin, I traveled to the Puffin Festival in the town of Elliston, which is famous for its puffin colony. Enroute I saw a...

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Jul 17, 2014 - Bonavista

We spent the day touring in the Bonavista area. This morning we started in Trinity, a small, very old coastal town. There are several of the oldest wooden churches in Newfoundland found here. We did a walking tour of the town centre, before moving north to Elliston, home of the Puffin and the root cellar capital of the world. The Annual Bird Island Puffin Festival is taking place this week. There were tour buses and lots of tourists admiring the puffins today. They are smaller than I thought, but a neat little bird. For lunch we travelled...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Charleston, NL

Charleston, Newfoundland Today we moved south from Twillingate and all the icebergs to Gander and it’s airport. We toured the air museum and really enjoyed it. It is a small display that reviews the history of the airport. At one point, when every trans Atlantic flight had to refuel here, it was the largest airport in the world. It was very important to the allies during WW 2 for security in the North Atlantic. It also made itself a place in history on 911 when many planes landed there. The people of Gander gave unbelievable of themselves...

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Aug 14, 2012 - Twillingate to Elliston, NFLD

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 We drove Hwy 430 to 433 to Hwy 1 (TCH) and we are now in Elliston, NFLD, the root cellar capital of the world. This is where several people told us to see the puffins and whales. Others were not so lucky and paid high prices and saw nothing or very few animals. We stopped at Terra Nova National Park on the way to Elliston. Two little boys kept picking up and showing Vicki the sea life in the “touch” tank. They told her to eat the scallops raw because they are much better and showed her the eyes of the scallop. The...

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Aug 10, 2010 - Elliston, Newfoundland

8/10 – 8/11 Another 33 miles (PH230, PH238) brought us to the Elliston Municipal Park just outside of Elliston. For about half of the trip there was a Jeep following us. When we got to the campground we found out why – it was Pete and Ceil following us to say hello. Pete and Cecil also have an Alpine RV. We met them at the Alpine factory in Yakama, Washington in 2006. Elliston is known for having over 130 root cellars which explains why they are known as the Root Cellar Capital of the World. Elliston is also known for their puffin site....

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Jun 8, 2010 - Bona Vista, NL

The sun is out this morning. Returned to watch the Ellistion puffins (2500!!), very close viewing of their antics from shore. Saw more root cellars. Drove to Bona Vista lighthouse. Whales were seen this morning, but they didn’t cooperate for us. Ron went through the Ryan Premises National Historic Site – well worth while, history of cod fishing in Newfoundland. Drove PH 235 back to PH 230 and stopped near a closed wildlife interpretation center and outdoor hockey rink at Lethbridge. Saw a moose wander by and noticed that some furry animal...

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Jun 7, 2010 - Elliston, NL

Dumped and filled with water at Lumsden municipal facility. Followed PH 330 / PH 320, stopped at Gambo for a while, found wifi and checked e-mail. Got on the TCH. Stopped at the Tera Nova National Park Visitor Center and looked around outside. It has rained really hard earlier and then rained hard again. Turned on PH 233 at Port Blandford and drove to PH 230 toward Bona Vista. Turned on PH 239 to Trinity. It was 4:30 and the historic buildings close at 5:30, so we just looked around and read signs. Drove back to PH 230 and up, turned on PH...

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Aug 14, 2006 - Elliston

Today we visited the small village of Elliston. Our first stop was at the small local museum which told the history of the village and also the place to pick up a tour of the local root cellars in the area. Over 130 root cellars dot the landscape, constructed with the most basic of tools, some have been there for more than 165 years. They were built before the days of electricity to preserve vegetables through the long winters and to keep items cool in the summer. We visited a number of the cellars which even on a hot day were really...

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