The next day, right before we were about to leave, the power went out. We stayed in our room for a bit, but after half an hour with no power we decided to look into some of the outdoor attractions of the area, so we made our way to Dungeon Provincial Park. The main feature is a dungeon which was created by a collapsed sea cave, carved into archways by the waves. It was incredible and the views were stunning.
Although we weren't planning to go to Trinity until Sunday, we decided to drive there to hike the Skerwink Trail, and we were so glad that we did! The 5.3 km trail goes right along the coast and provides great views the entire way along, especially the views of Trinity and Port Rexton near the end.
Sunday was a big day in terms of trying to see a bunch of attractions in both Bonavista and Trinity. We started off at Ye Matthew Legacy, where they have a replica of the ship, Matthew, that John Cabot sailed from Bristol to Bonavista, when he discovered it in 1497. In 1997, a replica of the ship was built and crew members recreated Cabot's voyage, by sailing across the Atlantic to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the trip. It's interesting to us because it turns out that both of us saw that replica of the Matthew, on opposite sides of the pond. Unfortunately, the replica which is currently on display in Bonavista was actually built there, and the other replica returned to Bristol last year.
After lunch at Skipper's restaurant, we drove to Catalina and Trinity to take in some sights there before driving back to town. The main purpose of going to Catalina was to see Elizabeth's great-grandparents headstones and to drive around the community where her grandfather grew up. It was a quick trip, but a good one.
In Trinity, we went to the three Provincial Historic Sites: the Trinity Visitor Centre, the Mercantile Premises, and Hiscock House. The Mercantile Premises was the location for three merchant families over 150 years, and is done up in the style of an 1820s counting house, as well as an early 1900s shop.