Newfoundland is not on everyone’s must-see list. I know that. Maybe the few days we spent in its far northwest corner will tempt you to reconsider.
L’Anse aux Meadows was the settlement established by the Norse one thousand years ago. It’s an archaeological site, but they’ve done a great job in bringing to life what it must have been like. Read Jane Smiley’s “The Greenlanders” – and you’ll have more questions than answers about Norse settlements.
There’s a little 10-room inn by the lighthouse and that’s pretty much it on the island. No TVs. No frills. We ate our meals around one big table in the dining room, hiked, whale watched, read, enjoyed photographing wildflowers, and exploring. Simple. Very enriching.
Ready to reconsider and add Newfoundland to your list?