I was inspired to upload some of my favorite photos from our last trip to Newfoundland by Judy and her picture of last season's pitcher plants. We flew there in September 2010 for a long overdue visit with relatives and had the opportunity to see some beautiful sights and enjoy the fall weather. We drove up to "Site Sam" which is where the radio tower is at the former U.S. Navy base in Argentia. Argentia is where I was born and is also where the ferry terminal is located for RV'ers who are considering a trip to this beautiful island.
|My son Cory on top of Site Sam|
While in the area we stayed at Wayne's mother's home in Placentia. The town of Placentia was established as a fishing settlement and the British and the French waged war over this area for centuries. It was also a valuable military port due to its strategic narrow harbor entrance. Castle Hill features the remains of the military fortifications built to protect the harbor, and is always worth a visit.
|Wayne looking out on Placentia from Castle Hill|
|Wayne's brother Harold's boat|
|Ambrose Shea lift bridge|
|My mom on the road to First Beach|
|Cory finds a moose track on the beach|
|Tide pool treasures|
|Cape St. Mary's|
|North Head Trail|
It was berry pickin' time and so I took my great-niece Emily out to pick blueberries on the bog.
|I filled my bucket too!|
In addition to picking...and eating...lots of blueberries we got to see lots of ponds...and more pitcher plants.
There's much to see and do in Newfoundland, and I hope I've inspired some of my fellow travelers to consider it for their next trip!