L'Anse aux Meadows Vikings-Ferry to Labrador
Trip Start Jul 06, 2007
29Trip End Aug 03, 2007
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Exiting the site we saw two moose nearby grazing quietly. This is the closest we've been able to get to them. They're huge!
We had to head south to catch the St. Barbe ferry to Blanc Sablon, Quebec. John contacted the ferry operator before we left California and was told there would be no problem getting tickets without a reservation
Our destination for the night is Grenfell Louie A. Hall B&B in Forteau, Labrador (which is roughly 15km/9 miles from Blanc Sablon Quebec).
This B&B is housed in one of Grenfell's former mission hospitals. There wasn't much we could do this evening but find dinner and get back to the B&B. The time lost today will have to be made up tomorrow...we've decided to take a later ferry back to St. Barbe. So far from what we can see, this place is mostly wilderness.
Forteau is a service centre for the Labrador Straits and the second largest community in the region. Its population as of 1991 was 519. The name Forteau may come from the French adjective forte (strong), describing the strong tides in the area
Our innkeeper suggested we watch two videos that would help us understand the area and its history as well as learn about Dr. Grenfell and his contributions to NL. That took about two hours but since we lost so much time dealing with that ferry fiasco this gave us a chance to absorb lots of info. That done...you guessed it...we promptly fell asleep!