The final day in Newfoundland offered me the worst weather of the week. It was cloudy with poor visibility everywhere. I went for a drive around Cape Spear and Bay Bulls for a last chance whale spotting attempt. I ended up making my way to Witless Bay again to the Irish Loop cafe for a cup of tea and more of that fantastic cheesecake. I stopped in Petty Harbour and purchased a pulled moose roll with mushrooms and onions which was delicious, and visited a cute little gift shop where I bought some lovely sparkly snowman earrings. There was a surprising amount of Christmas stuff around during my visit and they all just said it is because they love Christmas. In fact the security lady at the airport had a little stocking on her badge!
Car returned, checked in at the airport and luckily my bag was one of the first off at the other end. I felt mixed feelings returning to Toronto, it is home, but it smells and it is noisy! I really did enjoy my week away, although I can’t see much to do there in the winter or poor weather. Newfoundland was a truly beautiful place and I treated my little adventure as a once in a lifetime chance to visit, though I do hope I get to go again some day.
I loved that the roads were not in grids. I loved the coastal walks and views. I loved the animals and nature stuff. I loved the locals. I loved their weird amount of lighthouses. I loved their bizarre accents and their sayings that reminded me of home. I loved the plants underfoot that reminded me of Dartmoor. I loved my own company. I loved the boat trips hikes. I love that the airport had rocking chairs!
I came home and my friend had acquired lots of furniture and put it in my apartment for me which is great, and I had a post card and a letter from Dad. A lovely ending.