Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day 32 St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Today I went to L’Anse aux Meadows on a private tour. Here is a description (from the ship’s tour). Travel back in time 1,000 years to the first European settlement in the New World located at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. This site is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is run by Parks Canada as a National Historic Site. Here you will visit the park interpretation center and see firsthand how this site was discovered. View 3-D displays depicting how the Vikings lived. Travel around the site and see the small smithy where nails and rivets were made from bog ore. A large sod hut will show you how these tough people lived, ate and rested when not at sea. Next you will visit Norsted, a real Viking port of trade located about a mile from L'Anse aux Meadows. Your guide will take you to the Chieftain's Hall as you journey through this rough and ready site like fierce Viking Warriors of the past. It was very interesting to see this old Viking settlement and how they lived. After spending a couple of hours there we went back to St. Anthony and walked through town all the way out to the Lighthouse enjoying the sights along the way…. It was a beautiful day and wonderful stop in Newfoundland…

4 comments:

whitey said...

When are you shedding the long pants?
Welcome back to Canada!

allan said...

Glad to see the sun shining for you. Glad we will get our platinums together.Talk soon. Allan and Sandra

Sweets said...

You make a great Viking!

whitey said...

SWEETS:

Whe was the last time you saw a picture of a Viking drinking a diet coke? LOL...