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Also when you go to St Pierre you are in France (it is quite fun - like a little Breton, highly-subsidized village with good food and wine (not something you will find in Nfld)).
I take exception to that. Newfie food is hearty and great. Where else in the world will you get Moose and Cod on the same menu!
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I take exception to that. Newfie food is hearty and great. Where else in the world will you get Moose and Cod on the same menu!
I guess you must have forgotten about 'fish and brewis' - not the worst thing I've ever suffered through, but friggin' close!

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If you're looking for a Newfi flavoured book ,try 'Shipping News'
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If you're looking for a Newfi flavoured book ,try 'Shipping News'
I stayed in the room where Annie Proule stayed when she was researching the book. (In Griquet I think).
The proprietor of the B & B began every sentence with some reference to 'Annie'. It was quite funny. We bought a copy of the book from the B & B.

I found it a bit tedious - the kind of book (like Margaret Laurence's 'Stone Angel') that they force you to read in school.

I enjoyed 'The Boat Who Wouldn't Float' but read Mowat's 'The New Founde Land' before my trip down there. I found it gave me a lot of insight into and appreciation for the people and communities on the 'Rock'.

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I take exception to that. Newfie food is hearty and great. Where else in the world will you get Moose and Cod on the same menu!
We visited a friend's sister in Burgeo and had caribou on toast and it was quite tasty. Also, the cod there is wonderful - very delicate flavor and texture that does not survive freezing. But, we went to one of the two stores in Grand Bruit and they had unidenfiable hunks of meat in the freezer. I asked the lady what it was and she said 'beef'. The people make up for the mediocre food. The food in the restaurants in St. Pierre was terrrific and baguettes!! My cruising seems to take me from baguette to baguette - generally thousands of miles apart. St Pierre, Guadeloupe, Martinique, next year Mauritius (I assume it is still French enough). We were going to stop at Wallis Island (of Wallis and Fortuna 'fame', but it was just a bit too much out of the way for a loaf of bread.

When we arrived in St Pierre we were checked in by two young men in uniforms and kepis - one customs and one immigration. Looked like their first posting in the civil service. I could imagine the conversation when they were first to be posted.
Boss: Well Pierre, for your first posting you will be sent to one of the overseas territories.
Pierre: Like Tahiti?
Boss: No Pierre, closer to home.
Pierre: Martinique? St Marten? Guadeloupe?
Boss: Well, even closer

St Pierre and Miquelon have no trees, are quite bleak and were cool and windy when we there in July, can't imagine what it is like in February.

For the original poster, I remembered another spot to put on your list - Grey River. just get the tides right at the very narrow entrace to a very large fiord. Hell of a current there.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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