Red Bay

Red Bay…a fantastic town with fantastic hospitality!

I don’t think I can emphasize enough how much of a good time I had in Red Bay. I met lots of people (thanks to my hosts, Wade and Blanche Earle) and had a fantastic time in the classroom.

Usually I’m in a class for one or two periods, depending on what the school asks for, but I ended up in the Basque Memorial 7-9 class for three periods (just like in Rigolet!). The third period was intended for finishing up the final drafts of the stories they’d been working on for the other two periods. Most of the class finished early on in the third period, so we started talking about interviews and then the students held mock interviews with each other after coming up with a bunch of questions they wanted to know about their classmates. We listened to them afterwards, at a slow speed like I would if I were typing my transcripts at Them Days.

Well, that was probably the most fun I have had in a classroom yet! I think we all had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard.

I think I also learned more about Red Bay than I did about any other town I was in. If you’re a history buff, I highly recommend a trip to Red Bay! I know I will be back some day for a vacation. There is lots to see and do!

I love how this seagull looks like he's king of the world.  At least, the king of his world.

I love how this seagull looks like he's king of the world. At least, the king of his world.

Red Bay's got a big red ship in its waters...this shipwreck is not a Basque boat, but one from the 1960s.  I'll leave it at that, as you'll be able to read about it in an upcoming issue of Them Days!

Red Bay's got a big red ship in its waters...this shipwreck is not a Basque boat, but one from the 1960s. I'll leave it at that, as you'll be able to read about it in an upcoming issue of Them Days!

I actually took this photo while on the road from Mary's Harbour to L'Anse-au-Clair, a couple of days before I actually stayed there.

I actually took this photo while on the road from Mary's Harbour to L'Anse-au-Clair, a couple of days before I actually stayed there.

A little Waterfall on the side of the highway near the school.

A little Waterfall on the side of the highway near the school.

The only part about visiting Red Bay that was less than perfect was calling up the office to hear that somebody had broken a window at Them Days over the weekend, probably in an attempt to burglarize the place! It’s bad enough to hear about people breaking in anywhere, but at a charity? That’s especially low. 😦

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