11 degrees celcius on October 19th at Newtown. Calm with a gentle fog on the water, and the sun starting to set. Amazing, considering that a week or so ago we took the same little trail and had our breath taken away with a cold and fierce wind on this same little walking trail. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to live in a place where the weather doesn’t change drastically from day to day. Winds, tides, and whether or not we see the sun is a topic for discussion all the time here in Newfoundland.
This new tourism ad from the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador features a nearby attraction. The Barbour Living Heritage Village is in Newtown, Bonavista Bay, just ten minutes or less from my studio. My mom grew up in Newtown, and I spent lots of time there as a kid, at my grandparents’ house just over on the point past the historic Barbour houses. The video also shows other sites in my region, slightly farther afield.