Day Thirteen – Port aux Basques

While waiting to check in to a hotel room to ride out the storm, we ventured about 40 KM east of Port aux Basques along the south coast to a little village of Rose Blanche.  Here there is a Granite lighthouse  originally built in 1873.   It had fallen into disrepair and in 1988 the town folk took it upon themselves to rebuild it and make it a tourist attraction.  Construction started in 1996 using granite from a local quarry and following the original methods of construction.  No power equipment was used in the construction.

On the walk to the Rose Blanche Lighthouse

it’s a lot longer that I had anticipated.

The long walk up.
The Rose Blanche Lighthouse

Back along the coast line to Port aux Basques and to the Hotel to wait out the storm. At last report we will not be leaving Newfoundland until Monday Morning.

Just outside Hotel Port aux Basque

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