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We are off to Newfoundland so tag-along with us.

Hike into Lamanche Provincial Park

Sunday July 17, 2011

We were going on a whale tour today, (which I've put in a separate post because it was so amazing)we decided we would swing around by Cape Spear to see if the fog was gone, but it was still thick as pea soup. We drove out of the fog again just south of Cape Spear.  We were going to catch the 3:30 tour so we had lots of time to poke around.  After stopping in Bidgoods for our last loaf of their fresh homemade bread, we continue down to Petty Harbour a pretty little fishing village.

This is what Amanda really wanted to see the sights of the countryside and how the Newfoundlanders live.  It was a beautiful drive along the coastline on what has turned out to be a beautiful sunny day and 19 degrees.  We stopped in several of the small communities and found our way down to the waterfront to look out over the ocean, and just enjoy the view. Amanda dipped her toes in the freezing cold Atlantic ocean.  We got our first sighting of Puffins in Tors Cove.  They were fun to watch, it was like they were running across the water on their wings.    After our whale tour, which is in a post all by itself because it was so amazing, Amanda and I went on a 2 km hike and were mountain goats together…up and over the mountain.  We stopped at Doctor’s cove and then on to LaManche and the swinging bridge.
  Lamanche was a small community that was destroyed by a tidal wave in 1966.  The foundations of the homes still remained.  This swinging bridge was built in memory of this. Again Doug waited patiently for his 2 girls to return from our 2 hour hike.  We took Amanda to Keith’s restaurant for supper as it was going to be another late night.  They had such a busy day they were out codfish and bread.  It is going to be a looooooong 2 weeks.  I’m sure we will all be pooped with big bag under eyes by end.  But what memories we are making!

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