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Southern Labrador Aug 8, 2011

Time has come to leave the island of Newfoundland and go back to the continent. I took a ferry from St. Barbe to cross Strait of Belle Isle. After hour and a half, boat arrived to the wharf located in Blanc-Sablon in Quebec, less than three kilometers (two miles) from the Labrador border.

Ferry Boat M/V 'Apollo' Ancient Indian Burial Site

Very strange for me was the fact that after arrival from Newfoundland, in this part of Quebec, theoretically, I had to turn my watch 1.5 hours back and after driving three kilometers to Labrador change the time again, 1.5 hours forward. This is a consequence of the fact that in the whole province of Quebec (Canada's largest) has only one time zone. Even in such remote and isolated places like Blanc-Sablon time is the same like in Montreal.

Gun Mount Warship Remains
Fishing Nets on the Shore Knife Stuck into the Table

Driving along the coast of southern Labrador, I stopped at L'Anse Amour, to see the ancient burial place. It is the oldest known grave in North America, a place where an Indian child was buried, a kid that died 7,500 years ago. I also walked the shore near the Point Amour lighthouse. On the beach, I found plenty of rusted remains of a British warship. At dusk, I climbed hundreds of steps to the top of Tracey Hill. I was rewarded with a beautiful view of the village of Red Bay, endless coastline and the Labrador Sea with several icebergs in the distance.

The Bernier's Wreck Red Bay Waterfront
Red Bay Village Red Bay with Organ's Island