Day 21, Bonavista, July 1st, Canada Day - randyhenderson

Day 21, Bonavista, July 1st, Canada Day

Yes we did arrive at Arch and Marie's Bed and Breakfast in Bonavista later in the afternoon, and as your eyes wander southward during your reading of this passage, you'll notice our breakfast table the next morning has an unusual decorative touch to it, compared to the usual breakfast fair.

Sharon and I, Donna and Keith, divided into pairs again today, each choosing to seek out our own separate adventures.  We chose to make our first stop, actually our only stop, in Elliston, on the eastern shores of the peninsula, a leisurely one hours drive away. It was here that I was confronted by a stranger, Sharon and I witnessed an iceberg flipping over, and we had another refreshing suck from a growler.


Enjoy


randy

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This statue is a memorial for the fisherman of Elliston who lost their lives while at sea.  In particular, it commemorates the story of 115 sailors who froze to death when they became stranded on an ice sheet while hunting seals.

The story begins with a sixteen year old boy begging his father to take him along for the hunt, which was strongly apposed by his mother.  She eventually relented to her son's wishes, and the father and son set off with the other fisherman to hunt seals. 

The father and son were amongst the fisherman who died.

This statue is a memorial for the fisherman of Elliston who lost their lives while at sea. In particular, it commemorates the story of 115 sailors who froze to death when they became stranded on an ice sheet while hunting seals.

The story begins with a sixteen year old boy begging his father to take him along for the hunt, which was strongly apposed by his mother. She eventually relented to her son's wishes, and the father and son set off with the other fisherman to hunt seals.

The father and son were amongst the fisherman who died.