Our prov­ince has so much to of­fer

The Compass - - OPINION -

I took this pic­ture this sum­mer while on va­ca­tion. Th­ese bik­ers were rid­ing on this day to raise money for a worth­while cause. We see a lot of this on our trav­els but not know­ing the story be­hind the scene we of­ten feel in­tim­i­dated by a large group of bick­ers.

On this oc­ca­sion I took the time to ask what the oc­ca­sion was. I met some truly nice peo­ple and got to take a few pic­tures for them.

Our prov­ince has so much to of­fer wher­ever we go. Peo­ple are so friendly.

We spent some time on the Que­bec side af­ter we left the ferry that day. There were peo­ple from all over Canada and the United States. I can’t wait un­til the road is com­plete to do the rest of the trip.

With this area open­ing up more and more, I feel our gov­ern­ment should be look­ing at spend­ing some money in pro­vid­ing ameni­ties for tourists and res­i­dents.

Re­centy we learned of n ew pas­sen­ger/ve­hi­cle fer­ries for our prov­ince. The key word is “new,” not some­thing pulled out of the grave­yard and re­fit­ted.

The ferry on the Labrador Straits, while old, we found ad­e­quate for a short cruise. But the wait­ing room on the Labrador side needs a lot of im­prove­ments. Any­one that has used it must feel that some­thing is not right by to­day’s stan­dards.

With this area open­ing up more and more, I feel our gov­ern­ment should be look­ing at spend­ing some money in pro­vid­ing ameni­ties for tourists and res­i­dents.

Any­one who has not crossed the Straits and plan to do so are in for a treat, to say the least.

Where to next year?

— Frank Evely Sr. writes from

Clarke’s Beach

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.