Just before the Fall -Trip to Upper Salmon Newfoundland

Just a few days before the official start of Fall (Autumn) we took a lovely trip up country to north of St Albans Central Newfoundland – had a great cabin stay with Audrey and daughter Victoria.  What a time we had!

Moose fry, BBQ, baked ham & salt fish dinners.  Saturday night karaoke at Bonnie and Fabians – great company , fire and singing.

You can still live off the land here though hunting is tightly regulated and people only take what they need for food. No shooting in Sundays until October because people are out picking berries!

Moose were introduced to Newfoundland in 1904 and now there are estimated to be 150,000.  Their strong hooves take a heavy toll on the fragile landscape. Read more here:

The Introduction of Moose to the Island of Newfoundland, Commemorations Paper by Allan Byrne [PDF]

Thanks Victoria for a wonderful trip – we’ll be back.

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Victoria showing Johnnie where she saw the moose from the kitchen window

 

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we laughed and we laughed
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Nettie’s new head dress – moose drop their antlers in January and then grow news – how incredible
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ready for moose hunting
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the singers before karaoke – Ange, Fran, Audrey, Victoria, Bonnie
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Ange is ready to ride
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Salmon River Dam
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scavanging for drift wood
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a beautiful drive to Whale Back Brook

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wilderness for miles and miles
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Whale Back Brook
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soft grasses of early Autumn
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bees loves these
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oh my what a bush!
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we picked and ate our full
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Blueberry Fran
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Juniper (larch0 on the turn
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another brook
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the road home
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Jeddore Lake a man made dam for hydro electricity – as large as an inland sea
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our lovely tour guide and hostess Victora
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mum and daughter
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abandoned airstrip in the ‘middle of nowhere’
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workers way up the tower
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working on the middle tower at

 Bay D’Espoir Hydroelectric Plant.

 

 

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bear, moose & caribou roam here

 

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View from John & Rose’s cabin at South Cuttoff
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Jeddore Lake

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Red Dogberries – the redder the harsher the coming winter
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St Albans – previously called Ship’s Cove est mid 1800’s for timber industry

 

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Captain Cook mapped Newfoundland 1763 – before he came to Australia
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St Ignatius Church St Albans
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St Ignatius “turrets”

 

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fish farming in Lou’s Cove
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