July 2004, saw us load our travel trailer on the ferry from North Sydney Nova Scotia headed to Port au Basque Newfoundland. Several days later we headed into Blow-Me-Down Provincial Park west of Deer Lake. The friendly folk urged us to select any site or park on the beach if we wanted. At the beach, was a high cobble berm thrown up years of winter storms. At one end, I saw a picnic table and parking place. Pulling into the site, was easy, and all was immediately level! Amazing! Low tide line was 30 feet away, and high tide was just 8 feet from us.
Set set the awning, hung our well traveled parakeet from an arm, and then I went swimming in truly warm and clear waters.
A small outboard came along the shore heading into our spot.
“Hey,” yelled the man, “want some fresh mackerel?” He handed over two 18 inch fat mackerel. When I offered to give him something for them, he replied, “No, my wife and the boys and I are headed to one of the islands for a feast, and we just wanted to share these with you.”
Submitted by Bill Byers of Tolland, CT as a part of the RV Centennial Celebration “Share Your Favorite RV Memory” contest.
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