Since Besh was heading up to the edge of the earth for a shaman workshop on Change Islands, here in Newfoundland, I decided to tag along for fun and we added Twillingate and Fogo Island to our trip.
The first three nights we van camped. We had the best weather which was great considering how long we drove looking for a quiet, secluded camping spot by the ocean in Twillingate as well as on Fogo Island. The best part of looking for that perfect spot was the fact that we got to see every little road and quad trail on each island which wouldn’t have happened if we had found a great spot right off the bat.
So if you’re looking for a little road down to the ocean where you could camp without any company (and not in a campground), the Twillingate and Fogo area are probably not for you. I thought there would be tons of places but in every spot close to the ocean, there are fishing villages with houses out to every point. It’s like stepping back in time. Storybook land 🙂
Besides the endless ocean vistas along the drive, the people are the nicest. Met some awesome local and visiting people along the way. We were given iceberg ice by a man named, Wilson, in Deep Bite. I know originally he thought I was from away but he was still happy to give me iceberg ice even after he knew I was from St. John’s 🙂
To see my pics from Twillingate, click here. For Change Islands pics, click here. And for cool old Newfoundland vintage house shots, click here.
The ferry to Fogo from Farewell, Twillingate – about 40 minutes
This fishing shack already has my painting style 😉
Fogo Island Inn – maybe we’ll stay there next time and say hi to Zita!
To have a tarp in Newfoundland, you need poles, bungees and rocks to keep it under wraps in the wind
A sip of sunset
For about 15 minutes at sunset, the heavens opened up and it POURED! Thank god for our tarps!
Looks like Big Foot coming out of the water…but it’s Besh
And right after the torrential rain!