Thursday, September 8, 2011


The driving rain drove with us across the island, long hours of gripping the steering wheel. Twillingate, usually a most picturesque island on the Atlantic, was shrouded in a 'blow me down' squall. We found a few icebergs in the harbour which again was such a treat. So what does one do on a rainy evening? Together with locals and tourists you blow into a community hall for a supper around tight tables and above the melodies of an accordion you become acquainted with people around you and then laugh together with them as the "Round The Circle" local theater troupe entertains with homespun music and corny skits. We laughed so hard that we were even at such an event but it certainly gave us a Newfie experience.
Returning to our 150 year old B&B we stepped into a water puddle in our room, water dripping from the ceiling. Fortunately our hosts had a little spare room which they graciously gave us as a complimentary night for the inconvenience.

The sun was shining in the morning but it was only 10 degrees C. Back up to the lighthouse to watch the roaring ocean batter the huge cliffs.

A short hike to Little Harbour to see the natural arch. Came across an old root cellar which are quite common in the area, remnants of abandoned communities.

The ocean is like a magnet drawing us in with it's majestic power. We just can't get enough of the beauty that has us in awe at every turn in the road and continues to draw our thought to our amazing Creator.

"The seas have lifted up, Lord,
The seas have lifted up their voice;
The seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great water,
Mightier than the breakers of the sea -
the Lord on high is mighty." Psalm 93: 3-4

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