Archive for August 2nd, 2008

Around L’Anse-au-Loup

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

No biking today as our bodies need a rest.

Becky cooked a delicious dinner of crab from the fish plant, broccoli, cauliflower and potatoes which we shared with Mary – our hostess.  She’s an interesting character – 75 years old and still going strong running a B&B on her own.  Some other folks we met had stayed with her 20 years ago, and she remembered them when they went back this summer!  She has 8 children and a mass of grandchildren and even a few great grandchildren.  For her 75th birthday this year (Feb 20), she bought herself and accordion, and has been teaching herself to play – all by ear.  She has a very strong accent, and is often difficult for us to understand – especially when she’s speaking fast, or to another local.

We asked one of the fellows at the B&B who is driving up to Cartwright tonight to call and let us know what shape the road is in. If the road has too much loose gravel we’ll try and hitch a ride; otherwise, we’ll try and ride it.

Since there are very few services on the road between Red Bay (30-40 km from here) and Cartwright, so we do not expect to have Internet for 4-5 days.