Troubadour recently posted some ancient photos of his Barracuda so it got me to thinking about scanning some photos from my archives. I don't have a very good filing system and my archives are just photo envelopes put into boxes and stuffed everywhere. I have photos buried somewhere of many trips we have taken to places where people don't normally go, and one day I may bore you with them
Because photography was my hobby I often carried professional equipment, mostly medium format in the film days. I used to carry my Mamiya 7 kit everywhere. I was one of the last ones to embrace digital as I always wanted the best image possible and I never thought that digital was good enough, so I would carry both digital and film and used the appropriate one for the situation
We started our vacation in St John's
Here is a view of Battery Road from the other side of the harbour. We spent some time walking around and marvelled at the way the homes were built on that rock. We spent most of our time driving around to the different peninsulas and travelled through towns with unique names. Here we are entering, Heart's Content, notice that you have to turn left to get to Dildo
Most people underestimate the size of Newfoundland. We were there for a couple of weeks and we drove around 2,500 kilometers and only scratched the surface. The ferry from Nova Scotia is an overnight trip which lands at Port aux Basques, and then you still have a 1,000. km road trip to get to St John's. If you decide to go north from there you have to drive another 1,000 kms before you arrive at the old Viking village at L'anse aux Meadows
We decided to stay on the East side of "THE ROCK" and our best memories are north where we travelled to Fogo Island. Fogo is home of FOGO Rock which was considered one of the 4 pillars of the Flat Earth Society. Remember that everyone thought that the world was originally Flat and it had to be held up on 4 corners, and then if you travelled too far, you may fall off. Also Fogo is home to the first Marconi telegraph station which transmitted the first wireless message to England. We have lots of stories to tell from this trip . . .