It has been a week since I’ve been back from my trip to Newfoundland and I already want to go back! Our parents are both originally from Botwood, Newfoundland so I’ve been lucky to visit quite a few times before- but I have to say that this was my favourite trip to The Rock thus far! I think it was a combination of getting older and being able to appreciate more of the Newfie culture and camaraderie (and of course being able to indulge in some East coast beers and liquors) and also getting to see more of the island than I ever had before. We had the opportunity this trip to do some more tourist type things which we normally wouldn’t and I got to experience lots of Newfoundland firsts-cod jigging, whale sightings, Fogo Island touring (stay tuned for a post on this later in the week), and all of this touring only made me want to see more of the island- already mentally planning for my next trip!
With all that being said, Botwood, has and will always be the home base for us. It’s a very small town but has some of the best people, views, and blue berries you could ever want! A trip to Newfoundland wouldn’t be the same without this little piece of heaven- take a look below at some of the snapshots from Botwood and surrounding towns of Northern Arm, Phillip’s Head, and Point Leamington.
This is my “you know you’re in Newfoundland when” signDad fishing on the bank at Pop’s old cabin.Selfies with cousin Sam on the beach at Nan’s place. Old gun battery in Phillip’s head was cool to walk through.
Taking advantage of the nice weather for a stroll on Killick Island, Botwood.
Abandoned building in Phillip’s Head.
Campfires on Nan’s beach are one of the top moments from every Newfoundland trip.