July 26, 2019
When I arrived at my Airbnb in St. Andrews (about 1/2 hour north of Port aux Basques where the ferry dock is located) on Thursday I spent about 3 1/2 hours visiting and sharing stories with my hosts. Friday morning I was hoping to get on the road early but ended up talking with them for another 3+ hours before departing at around 1030am local time. They were VERY nice people – a perfect example of why I love using Airbnb!
I’m going to make this separate post about the mountains I saw upon entering Newfoundland, specifically the Long Mountain range I could see from their front yard Friday morning. These looked different from other mountains I have seen in person, with very steep faces. For some reason they made me think about movies I have seen which were filmed in Scotland or Ireland….
I will be seeing a variety of mountain types as I drive up the west coast of Newfoundland in the coming days.
This is a 3-shot panorama, left to right, standing in their front yard looking east:
These two were taken a little further up the road about 10 minutes later. The mountain range was heading inland, away from the highway I was on so they appear further off in the distance.