This is our second day at the Tickle Inn in Cape Onion. The house was our host’s childhood home. He had done all the renovations himself. David is a good storyteller and loves to sing the Newfoundland songs to his guests in the evening. Conversations were always interesting around the table and in the parlour. The breakfasts and dinners at this Inn were fantastic.
Bernice and I went to L’Anse aux Meadows, the Viking Settlement for the day. We got great photos of the replicas of the buildings and the sculptures on the site. Our tour guide was the gentleman that you see in the TV commercials. He grew up playing at this site and then as a young adult helped out with the dig to find the buildings. He was an exceptional guide, you could see that he loved what he was doing.
On the way back we stopped into a local artist’s studio, Norman Young. He did carvings using whalebone and antlers – great work. We thought we would go to the Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve but the roads were too crazy so we decided to give up.
En route to the Tickle Inn we saw our first moose close-up. We were so flustered we didn’t get good pictures before he had trotted off. We could never work for National Geographic.
We walked the trail behind the Tickle Inn at Cape Onion and met other guests that were staying at the Inn. We saw lots of moose tracks and fabulous views of the scenery and water. We could see Labrador.
All told, Cape Onion / Tickle Inn has great service, great history and stories, great food and fantastic scenery.