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Jul 6, 2015 - The Tablelands

Perhaps the best among many great features of Cow Head is the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. The first play that we saw there was, “The S.S. Ethie.” It was a dinner theater play with the six actors also serving as table servers between acts. The production and dinner were pulled off with amazing precision as the actors each played multiple parts in the play as well as their work at dinner. The play itself was based on the true story of a steamer that went aground in a storm in 1919 near the small town of Sally’s Cove to the south of Cow...

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Aug 25, 2010 - Wednesday Woody Point, NL

Today we picked up an experimental GPS self guiding device from the visitors center and set out to walk the 2.2 km trail along the Tableland. There was no guided tours on either day that we were there and Pat had told us that you really needed a guide to appreciate what you were seeing. This GPS device was great. Whenever you reached a certain spot, it would ding and then one of three things would happen: 1). a video would play 2). an audio would play or 3). text and pictures would appear. Each would then give you the opportunity to go into...

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Aug 24, 2010 - Tuesday Woody Point NL

Before leaving, we went back to the lighthouse to check for whales. No luck. We stopped in town at the location of the Maritime Archaic Indians burial ground from 4400 years ago. We didn’t see any evidence of the archeological digs, but rather a memorial and some placards about this sacred place which used to be a small island used as a burial site. According to the literature, these Indians were direct descendants of the people who migrated from Siberia into the North American continent and reached Labrador 9,000 years ago and Newfoundland...

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The Trip of 2010

Jul 9, 2008 - more and still more newfoundland

Wednesday, July 2 Went to Cape Bonavista today – the reported site of John Cabot’s landing in 1497 – only 5 years after Columbus “discovered” America. As we know today, Columbus did not discover America and didn’t even make it to the actual continent of North America. But all that aside, Cabot did arrive in NL in 1497 – no one is quite certain where but most accept Cape Bonavista - a contraction of “buena vista” (Italian for beautiful sight – apparently what JC (John Cabot, not the other one) said after weeks at sea. Saw a few more icebergs...

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