Port aux Basque

is much larger than I imagined with several new suburbs built around the edges of town.  We’ve explored the pretty area and haven’t minded the wait to leave. The ferry port is right in town and we are sitting in a little pull off watching the activity.  Our ferry is going to be late with a departure time of 4:30am.  It’s a fast one though and we have already seen it come and go twice since arriving here yesterday.

It’s Welcome Home week in Port aux Basque.  Many towns in Newfoundland set aside a week in the summer every few years or so for residents who have moved away to visit at the same time.  We see celebration banners in yards and Welcome Home signs everywhere.  This is such a good idea and our new Canadian friends said this is unique to Newfoundland. 

I read this very true quote in the Codroy Valley Tourist Guide.  “The moment you lose your faith in people, I recommend you save up your pennies and take a trip to Newfoundland.”