I'll be gone from this spot for a week, travelling very far north from St. John's to St. Anthony. None of the three of us have travelled this far north before so we are excited at the opportunity to do so on Grandgirl's remaining days of vacation out here, the last two weeks of which have been in self-isolation.
Here is a map of the distance we need to travel:
The base of operations will be here and will include a Viking settlement.
If time permits, we may go across to Red Bay, one of the largest whaling stations in the world back in the day. You can read about it here.
See y'all later on - and remember if you can't be good be careful!
I have been to both places, the Viking settlement and Red Bay. They are both worth it and while in St Anthony be sure to check out the museum and home (two separate places) of Dr Wilfred Grenfell. Amazing trip, enjoy!ReplyDelete
Thanks Annie, I've done so much reading on the Grenfell Mission that it will be a pleasure seeing one of the actual places.Delete
I wasn't aware you had travelled so far North!
Mary, I cannot find an email address anywhere for you, but I need to pass on the sad news that our dear mutual friend, Twilight Annie from Learning Curve on the Elliptic has passed away. I'm so sorry to have to inform you this way but without an email address I could think of no other way to do so. I am distraught at the news, though it was not unexpected. I know you will be also. She was a great friend and fellow blogger to us both. RJ.ReplyDelete
Oh that is so awful RJA, my email is below on my blog (always) but understand you might have missed it. She will be sadly missed. A great mind has now let us. I exchanged snail mail with her also and private emails, one just last week. I do hope her end was peaceful and painfree. She was suffering so much with the effing cancer.Delete
There's a lot of death around me this week, I am glad to be getting away from it for a while.
RJA, if you are checking in - I just heard from her stepdaughter. My heart breaks for them all.Delete
Have a wonderful, wonderful time. Which I am sure you will.ReplyDelete
And take lots of photos.
Will do EC, it is very timely this trip, I need to get away, as you can see above from a fellow blogger another one of us passed.Delete
I saw that. I am worried for a blogger I follow too. She is elderly, vulnerable and caring for her husband with dementia. She posts six days a week and with no warning hasn't posted for three weeks. I fear.Delete
And I am so glad you have this escape in the very best of company.
Thank you EC, the loss of our fellow bloggers is just as deeply felt as our IRL friends. All those ears of exchanging ideas and often wee gifts and cards forms a unique fellowship of the spirit.Delete
I do hope your blogger is OK. I always appreciate the "Final Post" from some who have passed away in the past. At least we know and can grieve.
Thank you Joanne, I feel like 3 years old. It's been a long hard lockdown for me. 6 months!!!Delete
Naughty WWW with your last teasing sentence. St Anthony looks like an interesting spot, especially the Viking history. Do enjoy your break away. A change of scenery etc etc.ReplyDelete
Gawd I desperately need it Andrew. I had no idea how much until the last few days. All packed up tonight.Delete
I've heard, if you can't be good ...be good at it! ;)ReplyDelete
Have a good time for all of us to enjoy!
Or fake it till you make it GP. Thank you so much!Delete
gorgeous scenery, have a great time :)ReplyDelete
Have a grand time WWW. I have no choice in the matter. I HAVE to be good.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely vacation. I'll be good and careful.ReplyDelete
I know even just a day away can make a difference. For me it was one day in the mtns in late August (a good hike included). It got me through the last week of smoke. It just opened up my world...I call it my mountain fix. Hope yours is a good "fix" also.ReplyDelete
Have a good trip ... bring a sweater!ReplyDelete
Have a great trip! That's quite a journey. I look forward to your resumé of how it all went.ReplyDelete
Lucky you! Enjoy and be safe.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a wonderful trip. Did your granddaughter self-isolate before your trip out of concern for you? How wonderful that she would do so, if that's what happened.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is so sad, WWW. I have admit to shedding a few tears. So many from the old days have left us. I hope it doesn't spoil your trip. Try and have a great time.ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a wonderful trip! Bring back lots of pictures to share with us. ♥ReplyDelete