It is so different geographically than where we have called home. It is the difference of living on rich, fertile farmland in Southwestern Ontario or on solid rock; the difference of being surrounded by fields and crops or on a little island surrounded by the crashing Atlantic Ocean. But it's also so very much the same. We are surrounded by a wonderful neighbourhood and community, family & friendship, beautiful nature & adventure. Our lives have just been doubled. It is exciting & enriching & wonderful.
An unexpected joy that we've had is in sharing our home and the experience with others. We have had such fun introducing old friends to new friends. And being there with people we love - friends and family - who we always wish we spent more time with at home, but too often don't make it a priority.
When we aren't there, we do share the place with friends and friends of friends, and perhaps a stranger who will become a friend. We are passionate about sharing the experience of discovering this unique and distinct gem and totally falling in love with Newfoundland - the land and the people.
We are in the Central Region, on the East Coast of Newfoundland, in the district of Herring Neck on Salt Harbour Island. We are an hour and twenty minutes from the airport at Gander or five & a half from St. Johns.
In 2003 we visited Newfoundland for the first time. We had fully expected it to be a one time visit, but somehow it cast a spell over us and caused us to get caught up in the magic of this beautiful land. We quite simply just lost our minds and bought a house. No planning, no thought, no hesitation and absolutely, definitely NO regrets.
The 2 houses and 'the rooms' - the Newfoundland term for the outbuildings
The red bubble isn't exactly in the correct spot ... but, hey - it's pretty impressive that it's even that close.
We are right where the word SALT
is ... 32 Salt Harbour Road, Herring Neck, Newfoundland.
In the satellite view, we are the 4th & 5th house just past the causeway.
June 2, 2018 This berg parked itself behind our place for over two months.
Our spot is the whole middle section ...the two houses, two stages and six out buildings.
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A historic amount of ice in the habours in the spring of 2017