Saturday, February 5, 2011

And so it begins...

Newfoundland has a special place in my heart. This blog is the story of how I became a Newfoundlander, at heart. My journey began with a school project, and has included a number of trips to the Rock, many learning opportunities, and even a chance to kiss a cod while making a promise to be a true Newfoundlander.

Woody Point Lighthouse

And here is a fantastic song that explains why it is so grand to be a Newfoundlander:


The Islander


I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.


I spent some time in New York State and nearly lost my mind,
The city life's too fast for me, nobody has the time;
Cement and steel and flashing lights was all that I could see,
It may be good for New York State but it's no damn good for me.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.


Tho' in Montreal the Frenchmen say that they own Labrador,
Including Indian Harbour where my father fished before;
And if they want to fight for her, well I'll surely make a stand,
And they'll regret the day they tried to take our Newfoundland.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.


Now that the oil is on our shore we'd better take the time,
To develop it more carefully or else you're gonna find,
What could have been the answer to our poor economy,
Has changed our way of living and destroyed our fishery.

I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.


I'm a Newfoundlander born and bred and I'll be one till I die,
I'm proud to be an islander and here's the reason why:
I'm free as the wind and the waves that wash the sand,
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.
There's no place I would rather be than here in Newfoundland.




Please join me, and I hope you enjoy your trip to the most magical place on earth!

1 comment:

Thanks so much for spending some time with me, if you're feeling up to it please leave me a note. I really enjoy them, and take the time to read every single one! :)