Now for the second half of my first leg of my south coast tour…
The fog cleared in Black Tickle, and I was soon on my way to Port Hope Simpson! I’d only heard good things about the town, so I was very excited to see it in person. I stayed at Campbell’s Place B&B, which had a wonderful bakery/coffee shop downstairs. I ate a lot of fantastic bread and chilli and yummy snacks while I was there.
(Also, there’s a Midway restaurant in PHS and now I can say I’ve been to all three Midways: Goose Bay, Churchill Falls and Port Hope Simpson!)
I was blown away by how many stores there are in Port Hope. It’s a very industrious town! The students were hard workers too, and I got great stories from them.
From Port Hope, I hitched a ride with some lovely Them Days subscribers to Charlottetown. They made me feel welcome even before I reached town! And upon arriving in Charlottetown, the first three people I met figured out who my father was within seconds of meeting them. It was a really good start to my stay!
Charlottetown didn’t let me down after that…I met so many supporters of Them Days and so many people wanted to know when I would be back. The students at school have obviously been listening to their elders…because they know so many great stories! The whole community is very proud of its history and of the people who came before them. I can’t wait to go back! (And when I do, I’ll visit Pinsent’s Arm too, okay?) 🙂
So that’s it…I’m actually getting ready for the next leg of my south coast trip now – how exciting!