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Aug 25, 2013

North from Ferryland

'North from Ferryland' - the Atlantic coast of  the Avalon Peninsula NL

On the southeast corner of Newfoundland is the Avalon Peninsula. And, on the southeast corner of the Avalon, is the Irish Loop. It's true what they say, the people of the Irish Loop are some of the friendliest people you will meet anywhere in the world. The website suggests "There are no strangers here … just friends you haven't met yet." Of course, that could be said of most of Newfoundland.

Part way around the Irish Loop, on the Atlantic coast, you will come to Ferryland. Founded in 1621, it is one of the oldest communities in Newfoundland and, for that matter, in North America. Ferryland is home to the Colony of Avalon Archaeology Dig Site / Interpretation Centre and to the Ferryland lighthouse.

'The Path to the Light'

From June to September picnic lunches are available at the lighthouse. What a lovely idea! We seriously considered this option but, when we visited in mid-June, the breeze off the Atlantic was cold. We were forced to wear gloves and toques on the hike out to the lighthouse. Nevertheless, the vistas were superb. The air was clean and clear. Our urban lives were forgotten for a few hours. It was a glorious day.

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