Today we ventured to the northern most point in Newfoundland — the place where the first Vikings landed — St. Anthony and L’Anse aux Meadows.
Pro tip: when traveling across Newfoundland, always be ready to stop and collect caribou antlers.
We ate lunch at a lovely Lighthouse that featured similarly themed salt and pepper shakers.
By the way, Newfoundland-style fries are topped with dressing (as in turkey stuffing) and gravy. They’re quite tasty.
Anywho, the landscape up north is much closer to tundra. Fewer and much shorter trees, and at most, gently rolling hills.
According to the latest research, the Norsemen arrived here from Greenland around the year 1,000.
They built structures using wood and blocks of sod that allowed grass and flowers to grow on the roof.
Inside we found a few remaining Vikings. One of them mistook Fletcher for a sheep. We showed them the internet.
Of course, these buildings are modern replicas, but they sure were interesting to explore.
As usual, it seemed the Norsemen and their gods were pleased with our efforts.