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Seductive Newfoundland

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Hi all. I’m back and how I have missed you.

I can’t believe it’s over: the spectacular coastlines, colorful seaside villages, and miles of empty highways and dense forests. The elusive moose hid and the whales and puffins had already moved on, but the stark grace of Newfoundland and its friendly people has worked its magic on me.

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I know our trip wasn’t international—only Canada’s east coast—yet I feel as beat up as the Newfoundland Ugly stick.

Credit:  Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism

The people work hard and play harder as evidenced by their music. Do they know how to have a snappy foot-tapping good time! Seems all Newfoundlanders play an instrument or two, even as some hold down two or three jobs at a time.

I’m not sick after this trip, but ache all over and have been sleeping long and deep since my return home. Appointments, car insurance payments, driver’s license and plate license renewals have forced me out of bed. Am I falling apart in pieces? Say it isn’t so.

I prefer to clap my hands instead and enjoy an ‘Appy tune this Friday .

Buddy Wassisname (is you Appy?)   Credit:  boom4975

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My blogging schedule will change this fall. I still hope to post on Tuesdays and Friday trip reports as before, but may be absent now and again, and may not read nor respond as in the past. Please bear with me.

I’m having trouble posting. The toolbar at the top of the page is spastic and keeps disappearing. Any tips how to overcome this?

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Check out next Newfoundland post on October 2nd.

For related posts, click on Newfoundland / Labrador tab at the top of the page.  

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

73 thoughts on “Seductive Newfoundland

  1. So glad you had a good trip to Newfoundland. Take it easy!

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  2. Welcome back. It sounds like a grand trip, Tess. No wonder you’re tired and sore. I’m sure I would be too. Have a relaxing weekend. Hugs!

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  3. Newfoundland – not only their own time zone, but a language that is English, but only they understand it!

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  4. Welcome back. I missed you. When you go to post go to My Sites and click. Then click on WP Admin. Then go to Posts and up at the top will be Add New. Click and you have a new posting spot with all the toolbars. This is the old way to do posts and I find it works more often than the new way.

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  5. Welcome back! How wonderful to visit Newfoundland. I’d love to go there someday. So many places in Canada I’d love to explore.

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  6. Welcome back–and stay put for awhile, would yah? 😉

    I would love to visit the maritimes one day. Definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Looks such fun.Great to see you back though.

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  8. Welcome back. Looks like a lot of fun. That video was funny even though I couldn’t understand a word they said, lol.

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  9. Glad you made it back and had a great trip! 🙂

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  10. Welcome home, Tess! It sounds like an incredible trip. Have no idea what’s happening with your tool bar. Lucky that hasn’t happened to me, yet! Chryssa

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  11. Welcome back Tess!!! Looks like a perfectly splendid trip!!! Can’t wait to hear and see even more! Take care! Hope this weekend treats you well. 🙂

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  12. Spastic toolbar–in WordPress? I’d start by changing browsers. I had a heck of a time writing my WordPress blogs in Firefox, all of a sudden for no good reason. I finally (after a week) gave up and moved to Chrome. No more problems.

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  13. Welcome back..sounds like a must do trip no wonder you are tired… Tool bars and the like the bane of my life ..good luck with that one looks like you have plenty of good tips 🙂

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  14. Good to see you back Tess. It was great to read about your wonderful holiday. Best wishes. Kevin

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  15. Welcome back sweetheart. Maybe look in the help section of WP? Glad you enjoyed yourself and I know about not posting as often or reading, life catches up doesn’t it and no you’re not falling to pieces. ☺️💜

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  16. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Great to have Tess Karlinski back and despite being worn out from her travels still making us smile with her posts.. hugs Tess..

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  17. Welcome back! I’ve always wanted to visit Newfoundland. An old boyfriend of mine was stationed there when he was in the Navy and told me a lot about it. Sounds like you had a grand time. Don’t forget us on your next travel!

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  18. Welcome back Tess!It sounds like you were on quite an adventure. Feel free to drop by when you are able and i will be happy to see you any time. Most of all take care of yourself and do what makes you happy. 🙂
    As far as advice , what John said earlier in the comments is exactly what I would do.

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  19. I’m sorry you’re having so many computer problems. Are there times when you want to throw the entire contraption in the trash?

    Just do what you feel is inspiring you, Tess. You had mentioned a while back about getting some writing done. Are you still considering that?

    Let life be what it is for you. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  20. Welcome back Tess, Glad you had a wonderful trip 🙂

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  21. Welcome back! You need a vacation from your vacation! ❤

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  22. I missed you! Glad you are back.

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  23. Blogging is so time consuming. I’ve really had to take a step back and only blog when I really have the time or else am hit by a sudden flash of inspiration. I’m hoping once winter comes I’ll be able to devote more time to it. Nice to have you back!

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  24. Glad you had such a great time. Welcome back to Blogland.

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  25. I’m very appy to see you back! 🙂 Looking forward to this trip. It started out great, smiling before I even got to the appy song!

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  26. “You gotta be happy”?? These videos are pretty funny. Glad you had a good trip. Hope your computer cures itself spontaneously. Praying for a miracle for you.

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  27. Good to see again. What wonderful travels you have. Read and write when you can and as you are inspired to. Blogging should be fun not a chore or obligation.

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  28. Looking forward to more about your trips, Tess, although take it easy. I’m sure it will be unmissable.

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  29. Welcome back, Tess, so nice to see your posts once again. ☺

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  30. Glad you had such a wonderful time. Take care of yourself. We’ll be here whenever you pop back into the blogosphere. Hugs.

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  31. Glad to hear the trip was fun and a safe one!

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  32. We took a caravan tour to Newfoundland in ’05. We spent about 2 1/2 months, and it was amazing!. We visited a mussel farm, played the ugly stick, heard funny stories by campground hosts, had a Viking feast in Nova Scotia, etc. Hope you get to take a longer, more relaxed trip someday. You won’t be sorry. You could probably Google search caravan tours and find a group you would fit into.

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    • We drove BY the mussel farms. It rained a lot when we were there. I agree 12 days minus last day and first day for travel isn’t enough time for a proper Newfoundland tour.
      Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll keep that in mind. 🙂

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  33. You’re back! Looking forward to reading about your journey. This is a trip I’ve wanted to do for a long time. From your intro, it’s as fabulous as I suspected 🙂

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  34. Good to see you back 🙂 and glad you enjoyed the trip.

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  35. You have been missed my friend. I cannot wait for your trip posts!

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  36. Hey lady! Glad to read good things! (I was wondering why you were so quiet and hopeful it was for happy reasons. 😉) I’m also glad I’m not the only one who went off the grid for a spell. Take care and be well! 😘

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  37. Glad you had a good trip! I don’t know much about Newfoundland except that there’s a beautiful Newfoundland dog that lives just down the road from us! 🙂

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  38. Amazing to hear about your wonderful hols but even better that you are back you have been missed!!

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  39. Welcome back Tess. Looking forward to the tour highlights. My knowledge of the Canadian eastern seaboard is limited to The Shipping News and while Annie Proulx is a brilliant author I guess there’s more to see than wind and rugged coastline. We almost made it there in 2013 until the children persuaded us otherwise so this could well be the temptation I need to get over there. .

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    • Thanks so much for the warm welcome home. I’ll do my best to pick interesting highlights of our trip. 🙂
      Your knowledge and mine about the eastern seaboard are about the same. We even drove past the Annie Proulx house. 😀
      I admit the weather wasn’t co-operative during our time: rainy mornings and sun in the afternoons.

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  40. Oh my gosh – look how many people missed you!! YOU are a special spirit. Rest, enjoy the memories of your recent trip (looks fabulous) and get re-inspired. xo

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  41. Welcome back Tess! Isn’t it funny, we go on vacay, only to return and feel like we need a vacay? LOL Loved the Appy! Good luck catching up. And FYI, you’ve missed a ton of glitch WordPress issues many of us writer have been encountering this summer with many changes. I’m still trying to figure stuff out, like found I’m double following blogs and getting a million posts in my inbox. 🙂

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