Newfoundland day 8 – Twillingate Island

Today we spent the morning in picturesque Twillingate. on an island about half-way down the east coast of Newfoundland. It’s been a fishing village since the early 1700’s, but now is supported by tourism. We visited the Long Point Lighthouse, a local winery, and a fishing museum where a man from a multi-generational fishing family started collecting old build buildings and gear twenty years ago to preserve some of the life and times that are dying out quickly.

In the afternoon we headed out to cruise down the coast to St. John’s, where we will spend the day tomorrow. On the way we spotted a number of fin whales cruising by, which we stopped to watch and photograph.

This is probably the last blog for a great trip, back home the day after tomorrow.


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