When I tell people I live in Newfoundland, most of them imagine this tiny rock far off in the Atlantic Ocean, closer to Europe than to Toronto.
Well, for the most part their mental image is usually wrong, but at only 12 miles from France, we are definitely closer to Europe than Toronto, just not continental Europe.
Have you heard of St Pierre et Miquelon?
This collection of small and very beautiful islands is nestled between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St Lawrence. This archipelago has remained part of France since 1536 and not just by technicality. Think Euros, European cars, and most importantly, European Plugs. Good thing to know when packing your bags.
If the idea of beautiful and wild landscapes, charming fishing villages, with the added bonus of amazing french food, makes you say “Mais Oui!” this is definitely the place for you!
Accessible by both plane and ferry from Fortune in NL, this amazing location is well worth a visit next time you’re thinking of an island vacay.
Those of us at Chez Skerwink will be making our own way there next week for the end of season presentations!! So come on down to say HI, or to enjoy a delicious glass of French wine!