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Daytrip to Twillingate - 3rd stop: Back Harbour

July 15

When we left Little Harbour, we were getting hungry, so stopped into Mary Brown's Chicken, got some take out, and went to Back Harbour in search of a picnic spot. We pulled into the house of someone that J knew, from when she and Cal lived in Twillingate. J's friend wasn't home, but we had a picnic on her lawn anyway.
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What a wonderful spot to have lunch and enjoy each other's company!
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After lunch, we drove to the end of the road - or at least as far as our cars could go - and then hiked the hills around Back Harbour. And what a beautiful hike it was. Although the part straight up the scree slope, scrambling along with hands and feet and trying not to slide back down was a bit tricky! Thank goodness we discovered a different way back to the cars afterward!

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The scent of the salt air mixed with the sweet odour of the long grasses and ground cover warmed by the sun, was euphoric. Deep...deep breaths...ahhhhhh...heaven.

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We came upon the hill where Mark's ancestral home once stood. I was amazed at the coincidence of both Valerie and Mark's ancestral homes being on Twillingate. Pretty sure they only met when doing their Masters at AST in Halifax, NS. Boy, they really were meant to be together! Mark's grandfather was from Twillingate before he emigrated to Canada (that cracks me up, emigrating to Canada from Newfoundland...but Nfld didn't join Confederation until 1949 and before that was a British colony.)

Mark, Kees and Dave made their way across the field filled with stinging nettles (and trust me, they DO sting!) to find the foundation.
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The rest of us meandered along to this marvellous beach, while waiting for the boys to catch up.

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J and I lounging on the pebbly shore...the water was so clear and tempting! I waded a bit, but was wishing I'd had my swimsuit.
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Look closely at this next one...yes, Dave does have his shoes and socks off!! ;)
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Mark was so relaxed, he reminded me of a ragdoll!
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Nope, the thrill of playing with our cameras has not yet worn off...
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Ever prepared, Dave ends off the beach break with a cup of coffee (made on a popcan stove!)
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A happy group of friends ♥
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Next stop...Crow Head Lighthouse.

Comments (4)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, wow these are such wonderful photos! Everything looks so tranquil. I love being anywhere near the ocean, there's just something so calming about it to me.

It really looks like you had such a great trip. Beautiful scenery, the ocean, nice hiking and great friends. Very cool!

Thanks so much for posting about your experiences and for sharing all of your beautiful photos. btw, I'm so glad that you never tire of your cameras. :)

I can't wait to read more about your trip. Have a great evening.

Anne:

Thanks Kathy, glad you are enjoying my vacation memories! The day we visited Twilligate was beautifully calm. It sounds a very hard place to be in winter though. J said some of the houses don't even have windows on the side facing the harbour, because the gales are so strong...imagine living in a place like this before central heating or insulation...brrr!!

What beautiful land. And sea. Love all the rocks!

Anne:

Annie, it is an incredibly beautiful land, just stunning - everything I was expecting and so much more. Can't wait to go back! (After all, I haven't even been to *Leading Tickles* yet and who wouldn't want to visit a place with that cool name?!)

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