I first visited in 1987, when it seemed that the Canadian province was charmingly stuck in an earlier era. Each fishing village had fishermen who went out on the Atlantic Ocean to catch Cod, as they had for generation after generation. But suddenly, with factory trawlers from other countries overfishing the waters of Newfoundland, the Cod stocks nearly disappeared and the government had to shut down the fishery for years. It never fully recovered, and fishermen had a choice to become more entrepreneurial or leave the business.
When we returned in the winter of 2019 after a 31-year absence from the province, the place was different, but much of the earlier visual charm remains, as you can see from my pictures.