Photos from August 1, 2003
Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival
Of all the places we stayed, this was the classiest and had the largest rooms. It was much, much larger than the typical Newfoundland home. It was at the top of a hill and included a large acreage. Some was devoted to gardening while some was left in a wild state. Both provided food for the table. Berries were abundant in the wild land. The gardens and greenhouses provided more food for the table, as did the ducks and chickens being raised on the premises. The owner has a master's degree in environmental science and it clearly shows. He was once the deputy Minister of Education of the Northwest Territories. While all of our hosts and accomodations were nice, this one was simply first-rate.
Heart's Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site
In 1858, the first trans-Atlantic cable landed here. For the first time, there was rapid communication between Europe and North America. Until the advent of trans-Atlantic radio (another moment in Newfoundland history), this little town was the nerve center of world communications.
This was the first settlement in Newfoundland. John Guy was here in 1611.
Friday evening Main Stage
Jim Fidler Band
Anita Best and Sandy Morris
Jason Whelan Band
The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival continued Saturday morning.
The Ship Inn
The Panting Brothers
Geoff Panting mentioned that the Panting Brothers would be playing that evening at the Ship Inn and encouraged us to come. We did and we enjoyed it, although it meant that we didn't get to bed until about 3 am (a pretty normal hour in St. John's).
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