NEWFOUNDLAND-GRENFELL RUGS

11 08 2013

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NEWFOUNDLAND AND GRENFELL RUGS

STEPHANIE KRAUSS gave a wonderful talk and slide show on her recent visit to Newfoundland this year.  The slide show was so wonderful I think everyone in the room was ready to book a trip.   She showed us a picture of a beautiful iceberg (which takes 2 years to come down Iceberg Alley from Greenland) and it was astounding.   It was stuck on a sandbar and when it melted sufficiently it would turn upside down and float away.IMG_1048

Newfoundland looks a little like Ireland with great cliffs and the beautiful sea.   Fishing is the prime industry.  

Dr. Grenfell and his Wife

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A GRENFELL RUG

A GRENFELL RUG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Grenfell visited this island and saw the beauty of it but also saw the poverty.  He wanted to help the people and saw that they were making rugs and started a business selling the rugs to tourist the venture moved into a bigger venture which ended up  giving the people much better lives and funding hospitals.  Read more online about the Grenfell’s mission and the rug business on Wikipedia.

It looks like Newfoundland is now near the top of my bucket list!

A Picture of the 4 of us

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Louise,Me, Deb. and Mary Jane  We had a wonderful time.

 

This ends Friday’s adventures at the Hook-in.  Saturday’s talks were about  Molas and very wide cuts in hooking.  Look for more on that tomorrow.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.


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