Travelling to Newfoundland is a pain in the arse: flying costs too much if you want to take your family (plus you’ll need to rent a car), and driving requires a long ferry ride or a long car ride (if you’re traveling to the east of the island).
My wife’s family is having a family reunion on Fogo Island in the middle of August, and a couple days later my parents are celebrating their 40th wedding aniversary in Foxtrap. So, I have two options (I don’t think flying is an option, given that I would have to rent a car):
- Take the 6 hour ferry ride to Port aux Basques, driving 10 hours to Fogo Island.
- Take the 14 hour ferry ride to Argentia, driving 5 hours to Fogo Island.
I wish I was rich. My investments in Atlantic Lotto are not paying off as well as I had hoped.
An unrelated fact about Newfoundland: There are no snakes, skunks, deer, porcupines or groundhogs on the island, although my brother and I DID try to import grass snakes once. They survived the trip there, but died a few days later after we let them loose, I think. (Or, there COULD be a thriving grass snake population in Kelligrews.)
(The image in this post is one of the first found when googling an image for Newfoundland.)