Look back: Newfoundland. Motorhome cleaning. Interview. Delicious supper.

Humber Arm
Humber Arm on the west coast of Newfoundland. This is where the Humber River joins the Bay of Islands.

[Note: Occasionally I will introduce photos from the past showing places we have been.] On August 22, 2011 Elaine and I (and Kerby) were traveling on the island of Newfoundland in Canada in our motorhome and visited the area of Humber Arm, where I took this photo. The Humber River is a major fresh water stream on Newfoundland’s west coast and this arm or bay contains mainly fresh water from the inflows of the Humber. We stopped and walked the stony beach you see in the photo and enjoyed looking at the many boats anchored there. The Bay of Islands and the Atlantic Ocean lie beyond the point in this photo.

Getting to Newfoundland required an eight-hour ocean-going ferry ride from Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland. We decided to take the night ferry, since there would not be much to see while at sea. The ferry embarked around 10 or so at night. We slept in semi-reclining comfortable stadium chairs on the huge ferry, but Kerby had to stay in our motorhome down on a vehicle deck. I was able to go down there every few hours to let him out for a walk on the vehicle deck and to be sure he had food and water and was doing OK.

Elaine and I went to the motorhome this morning to do some final cleaning. She had used double-stick tape to anchor a number of items on the walls and some shelves; this is important to keep things from moving or falling while driving the motorhome down the road. We had removed the items being anchored but the tape still remained. She had to use some goo-gone and a plastic scraper to get the remainder off. We also retrieved the spare folding dining chairs we had stored in the shed and returned them to the motorhome. I have just a couple of things left to do before it is ready for delivery.

This afternoon I interviewed this month’s Royal Palm Spotlight subject. This part of the newsletter tells a story about one of our residents.

Other than that we mostly relaxed today.

Elaine cooked a great supper for tonight! She had bought a thick pork chop – it was an inch or more thick so it was not suitable for normal pan frying. Instead she put it in a large fry pan and added a can of Cream of Chicken Soup and let it slow cook all afternoon. This was similar to cooking it in a slow cooker. The meat was sooooo tender it was easily cut with a fork. She cooked a sweet potato to go with it along with some steamed sugar peas and some baked biscuits. Yum!

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