Subject: Newfoundland
Yes, I think ten days will nicely cover Newfoundland--either that or a lifetime! It is a beautiful, unspoiled place, much bigger that you might imagine, looking at a map. It is over 600 miles from one end to the other, and more to the northern tip at L'Anse aux Meadows. St. Johns in charming and worth a full day of exploration and probably more. The Bonavista Penninsula to the north is most delightful, with wonderful villages, good b &b's, and--as everywhere--the Newfies themselves. We had a grand time up there.

Much of Newfoundland is rather unspoiled wilderness; and as a fly fisherman, I long to go to one or more of the inland lakes--unreachable by other that float plane--and do some serious fishing. In any case, it is beautiful country, much like the north of Maine or much of Canada. Gros Morne National Park in the west is lovely, and I wish we had had time to explore it more fully. (We were in Newfoundland for about nine days, when a family emergency at home made it necessary to cut our stay short.)

We found many good and reasonable b &b's--perhaps not as up-to-snuff as one might find in Nova Scotia or elsewhere, as Newfoundland is not a wealthy place. But the people are delightful. We chatted with a couple at one scenic spot, and they insisted we come to their house for tea--all on the strength of five minutes' conversation. We had a grand time.

En fin, we can't recommend Newfoundland too highly, and we can't wait to go back and finish our tour. And next time I take my fly rod!.

Cheers, Bill in Baltimore