Photos from the far off island of Fogo

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

 After travelling for nearly 24 hours from London to Gander, the ferry opened it's jaws and we sailed to the little island of Fogo, just off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
 Nina Tolstrup, Me and 1/3 of Ineke Hans
 The island is magical, with lots of tiny houses and boat sheds. The houses are all built out of wood and on stilts so they can be moved!, So when you buy a house, you don't buy the land it's on, and you can float your house round the island on the sea! I'd love to see a floating house.
 Pink Fire station
I found my boat!
 Moose and caribou alert! unfortunately we didn't manage to spot any while we were there.
 The houses are all painted beautifully, and framed by a contrasting colour.
 the little dots on the shed doors are a guide so that if you walk down the 'stage' in  straight line you shouldn't fall in!
 This is one of the most stunning artists studios on the edge of a cliff.
 Punts outside Petes house, which are used for a boat race from Fogo to Chage island every year, there is a fantastic documentary on this called Crankie here's the trailer

 lots of snow, my feet were like ice blocks!
 Children used to (and probably still do) jump along these fragments of frozen ice in the harbours, not sure if I'd be brave enough!
 We even got a ride on a skidoo, that's how most people get around, as there are only roads around the edge of the island with forrest in the middle.

I will post some more interior shots too, as they were so quaint and homely.

1 comment:

  1. The nature looks amazing! And this is the first time I see a picture of you. You look very friendly :)