Photos from July 29, 2003
Rencontre East by sunlight
When we awoke Tuesday morning, we were pleased to see sunlight. So was everyone else in town. It had been foggy for three straight weeks. It was thus with sunlight that we took another tour of Rencontre East, including a trip to the bottom of the lake.
Walk to Rencontre Lake and back
About a mile north of Rencontre East is the bottom of Rencontre Lake. It extends about five miles north from there. Many residents of the town have a boat in the bay but also have a second boat at the lake. The trail to the lake includes boardwalks wherever the terrain gets too rocky. It is suitable for both walkers and for those with ATV's. In just a few minutes, residents can get to the lake, get in their boats and go to their cabins which are up toward the top of the lake.
Back in town from the lake
As we returned from the lake, not only was the fog gone, but blue skies were starting to show, so it was worth photographing the town again since it looks quite different on a sunny day.
By this point, it was noon hour and Mrs. Mullins had prepared a delicious dinner of roast caribou, potatoes & gravy, and mixed vegetables. We had eaten mooseburgers at the Shamrock Festival and they weren't bad. However, Mr. Mullins insisted that caribou was better than moose, so that's what we had for lunch. Having now tried both moose and caribou, Nora & I agreed that he was right. We really liked the caribou.
Another stroll after lunch
After lunch, we took another short stroll, up to and inside the Anglican Church, then over to the school for a second visit to the computer center.
Time for farewells
The Soccer Capital of Canada: St. Lawrence, Newfoundland
I (Don) grew up in Kearny, N.J. which considers itself Soccer Town USA, and I had heard that St. Lawrence, Newfoundland fancies itself the Soccer Capital of Canada (although some residents of nearby Lawn may think Lawn is). I mentioned this to Nora as we approached St. Lawrence and she immediately pointed out that it appeared there was a soccer game in progress. We detoured about two blocks to the soccer field, parked, and asked who was playing. The people we asked didn't know who the opponent was, nor did they think it mattered. After all, St. Lawrence was in blue and they were going to win, so it didn't really matter who was getting beat. The Laurentians really do have a record that is the envy of towns hundreds of times their size. On the night we saw them, they did beat Marystown 5-0.
Anchored telephone pole
|Places we visited:||Musicians we heard: |
|Boat rides we took:
||Other people we met: |
More Newfoundland links
Return to home page for this photo album