We had a holiday weekend in May (Victoria Day) and we were feeling a bit spring-feverish so we cooked up a weekend road trip to visit a new spot. We’d heard rumors about iceberg sightings in a lovely town called Twillingate. None of us had seen an iceberg before, and we’d always wanted to visit Twillingate, so we booked a room at the Waterside Hotel and headed off as soon as we finished work & school on Friday afternoon. Four and a half hours later, we were all veeeerrry happy to get out of the car, just in time to unload our bags & tuck the kids into bed.
Next day, we had breakfast in the cafe and wandered around town, plunking rocks into the ocean and admiring lots of colorful old buildings.
Rock-hopping and seaweed-squishing
We turned up at a tourist boat-ride place and bought our tickets for a trip out to visit the nearest iceberg! While we were waiting on the dock, we met a very large mermaid.
Our boat ride was sunny and peaceful. Sadie and Mike sat outside on the deck to enjoy the view, but Hattie wanted to get inside out of the wind. Once we settled on a bench, she complained heartily about everything, especially boats, then curled up and fell right asleep in my lap!
We woke her up when we spotted the iceberg, it was pretty exciting!
Once we were off the boat, we got in the car and headed off to look for the beach. It took some work on Google maps and AllTrails, but it wasn’t too hard to find! We made a pretty easy hike, up and over some ridges and across rocky hills overlooking the water, then down and down a skinny little trail with stairs to reach that beach!
Despite appearances, it turned out not to be a sandy beach. Like lots of the beaches in Newfoundland, it was actually a million rocks, beautiful to look at but no good for running barefoot or building sand castles!