Click here to Another God-awful day to travel. Seven hours of wind and rain. Heavy traffic on Trans Canada Hyw. Decided to detour to Gander to see the airport and visit the Appleton Peace Memorial in recognition of 911. Never seen the Gander airport before; it is immense. The Memorial was very well done.
Before arriving in Twillingate, decided to visit the Interpretive Centre, which explains the lives and early extinction of the Beothuk Native tribe nearby. The history was quite interesting, and the Centre was very well done. Sped into Twillingate only to have Waze deliver us to the wrong street.
Figured it out, so found our B&B. For those familiar with the Bible, please refer to the Book of Job, which focuses on trials and tribulations. For those who are not, please do it anyway. Pouring rain when we arrived, the B&B door was closed up tighter than a barrel of 26-year-old Single Malt; no one at B&B or the owner's home nor could we reach them by cell, text, or e-mail. So, has something happened to them? Mild panic – the idea of sleeping in the car is not so appealing, especially at 6C. Got some hotel names from the Restaurant where we ate. Managed to find a room for one night but not two. Twillingate is very popular this time of year, as evidenced by the dozen icebergs in the harbour (we go tomorrow). So the next night was problematic, so had to decide to change Itineraries again. Out of the blue, the B&B owner called and asked where we were. Long story short, they were with Family in a no-communications zone. The door was not locked but required a strenuous two-handed effort to open as it was 'swollen because of all the rain.' Rain we know all about, swollen doors is above our pay grades. Anyway, B&B Keeper was very nice and majorly apologetic, and we got checked in.
Still raining. Must say icebergs looked amazing even from a good distance. There is a huge one that looks like a freight train. Hopefully, we shall see it and others close up demain. If so, it will all have been worth the anxiety and weather..
"One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time."
~ Annie Leibovitz