This past summer my husband and I vacationed in Boston and New York and we saw some awesome things! But the last couple of weeks of vacation we stayed at home in Newfoundland and acted as 'tour guides' to our friends who were visiting from Ottawa, Canada...so we saw some sights we hadn't seen in a long time. Here are a few highlights of our sightseeing.
This is the 'Pool' at Ferryland, NL. Ferryland is both a fishing community AND an archeological dig. Lord Baltimore of England settled here in the 1620's to try to take advantage of the 'new land' whose waters were teeming with codfish...he didn't last long...the winter was too harsh for him...but he left some settlers behind.
Hundreds of artifacts, original cobblestone street (made with beach rocks), settlers and merchants houses (in photo above), a 25 ft deep well, a privvy (toilet) were also uncovered.
First flushable toilet....it flushed twice a day with the tide.
A 25 ft deep well...yes, that's water at the bottom....and a reflection of my flash.
Cobblestone street made with beach rocks...1600's!
Couldn't resist this one....shows Newfoundlanders sense of humour. Actually the cobblestone street continues under the front lawn of this house. It was excavated and carefully covered up again because the older couple who live in the house still wanted their front lawn.
Lighthouse at Ferryland.
Hubby contemplating life....
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