Originally Posted by Agri
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.