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Aug 14, 2009 - Plum Point, NL - Exploring Englee, NL

(Ron Writing) It was sunny when we awoke but soon started getting cloudy and was overcast most of the day. But at least it didn’t rain until late this evening. We started our day with a leisurely breakfast of waffles with strawberries and whipped cream – yummy. We then continued south on Hwy 433 to the end of the highway at Englee. This is the end of the road on the east side of Northern Peninsula – to see any more of this side would require a boat. Englee is a very picturesqe fishing village with a well protected harbor. It is sheltered by...

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Aug 13, 2009 - Roddickton, NL - L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

(Ron Writing) The weather was beautiful again this morning so we took a drive around the bay at St. Anthony before leaving town. We later headed back north on Hwy 430 several miles and then north on Hwy 436 to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. This is believed to be the site of the Viking settlement in North America. Leif Eiriksson led a group of between 70-90 people to this location from Greenland about 1000 AD – almost 500 years before Columbus “discovered” North America. Dr. Helge Ingstad, an historian and explorer, and his wife...

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