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Old 09-03-2010, 06:23 PM   #64
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Day 8 Plum Point to Shallow Bay

Day 8 Plum Point to Shallow Bay
The first rule of travel, adventure or otherwise, Read the brochure or other information so you know what time your destination opens so you don’t waste an hour - or read the restaurant signs so you find the one that is open and can et the wasted hour back.

We were up and ready so we decided not to wait for the hotel restaurant to open but rather to head down the road toward L’Anse aux Meadow and the Viking settlement National Historic Site
On the road north



At the park entrance - for the misadventure getting here reread paragraph one.



100,000 years ago our ancestors began to leave Africa and migrate to the east and west. 1,000 years ago the descendants of those who went east and those who went west met when the Vikings encountered the native people of Vinland. This sculpture represents the meeting of the “Two Worlds”.



Reproductions, using local materials, of the types of building that were here 1000 years ago





A docent in the large building can fill you with lots of interesting information. For example, all the dead were taken back to Greenland for Christian burial; the settlement was used about 8 years over a 25 year period.; the settlement was not intended to be permanent because there were no privies.

The sites of the actual buildings





Visitors Center



The view the Vikings would have had waiting in the summer for the boats to arrive from Greenland



Finally breakfast



Today’s porn



On the road south







In Port au Choix. At one point there were 500 fishing boats here







The wind really blows here



Back on the highway



Stopped in Shallow Bay for the night. About 240 miles to the ferry tomorrow. All ferries for tomorrow are cancelled. How that will impact us on Sunday is the next question. We will know soon.
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