About a year ago, a friend and I decided to take a trip to Newfoundland. Her sister had been, as have a few friends of mine so we knew the places to go. To be honest though, I don’t have any recollection of seeing their photos or conversations about their trips, so I imagined it as a harsh land. They call it The Rock, so without even looking up photos or information about it, I assumed it to be a lot like Georgian Bay. Silly me. Part of me did that as I wanted that element of ‘surprise’ when we went, so didn’t want to know too much about the place. Ironic in a way, seeing that’s not what I usually do when I travel. I like to read about it, see it, and know what to expect.