Meet with a local expert to hear stories of Newfoundland's fisheries. Although the tradition of fishing is an old one in Newfoundland, the innovations required to sustain the practice are anything but archaic. The creativity required in keeping the fishing industry afloat is one of the biggest challenges in Newfoundland. Hear about how they are adapting to the changing times.
Continue on to the town of Cow Head where you will be warmly welcomed by your hosts.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.Lodging: Shallow Bay Motel and CabinsMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Depart for Mary's Harbour for a short ferry ride to Battle Harbour. Ferry crossing approximately one hour; keep watch for whales and icebergs along the way.
Dinner: Dinner in historic Battle Harbour.Lodging: Battle Harbour Historic BuildingsMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Continue to Norstead Village, a re-created Viking village. A presentation will examine the human history of a Viking village and about the port of trade. Explore how the Vikings would have lived 1,000 years ago and discover what crops they would have planted in a reenactment of the daily life of a Viking. Marvel at a full-scale replica of a Viking ship and uncover the chieftain's hall, blacksmith shop, tents and fire pit and sample the fare and culture of the ancient Vikings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dinner: Dinner at the Norseman Restaurant. Explore an unforgettable dining experience in L'Anse aux Meadows. Take in a fabulous view of the ocean where whales and icebergs cross paths.Lodging: Haven InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.
Meals Included: Breakfast