Sunday, July 2, 2017
Newfoundland - Part 5
After visiting Cape St. Mary's, we traveled up the east side of Newfoundland to the Bonavista Peninsula. Near the town of Elliston is one of the best land based places to view Atlantic Puffins.
The town of Elliston bills itself as the "Root Cellar Capital of the World". Before electricity, these were built into hillsides as a place to store produce without freezing in winter and spoiling in summer.
One of the many root cellars we spotted
An iceberg seen near the puffin viewing area
The puffin viewing site is at the end of a point off of which is a small island separated from the point by only a few yards of water.
We also drove around part of the Bonavista Peninsula to take in the scenery and look for icebergs.