Blown by the wind, the northern tip of Newfoundland extends out into the narrow strait of the Strait of Belle Isle. The strait separates the island from the mainland of Labrador. It's hard to believe that the Vikings at L'Anse aux Meadows reached the east coast of North America in AD 1000.
L'Anse from Meadows - Viking settlement and fishing village Even if the small town of L'Anse aux Meadows on the northwest coast of Newfoundland is mainly known for the world-famous archaeological excavation site, where Helge Ingstad and his wife Anne Stine proved that the Vikings around the year 1000 AD actually reached the coasts of North America, the fishing village [...]
Perhaps it is because of its location that the island of Newfoundland, Canada has a number of explorers in its history. Not all of them are from the island, some discovered it themselves. But it is noticeable that we repeatedly come across enterprising and courageous adventurers on our trip through Newfoundland, Canada, who in [...]