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Fogo Island

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Ferry from Farewell to Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Fogo, Newfoundland

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To reach Fogo Island you will be taking a ferry from the dock in Farewell. From Gander go north on Route 330. Take a left to follow Route 331. Finally take Route 335 to your right. Check the ferry schedules in advance. This same ferry will also take you to the Change Islands.

The ferry takes you to the southwest corner of Fogo Island. If there is a stop at the Change Islands the trip takes 1 hr 15 min. You disembark onto Route 333. It will take you east northeast to the community of Little Seldom and then swing north and go to Fogo. Half way between Little Seldom and Fogo is the road that takes you east to Shoal Bay, Joe Batt's Arm and Tilting.

Since we were picked up at the Change Islands we drove onto the ferry and backed off at Fogo. That's us at the front.

Brimstone Head, Fogo, Newfoundland
Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island Inn under construction

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We stayed at Pegs Bed & Fogo for 3 nights. That was not enough time to check out all this island has to show you. As a result most of our activities centred around Fogo and Joe Batt's Arm. There were a number of restaurants that we went to. Kwang Tung Restaurant, on Garrison Road, had great chinese food, not what I expected on Fogo Island! Up the hill From Peg's was another good bar and restaurant. In Joe Batt's Arm we had a couple of meals at Nicole's Cafe on Main Street. Reservations are recommended.

Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Long Studio, Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

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One of the things that we had read about were the Art Studios that were being built around the island. If you take Route 333 south out of Fogo you will come to Route 334. Take it east to Shoal Bay and Joe Batt's Arm. At the south end of Shoal Bay you will come upon Tower Studio. There is a boardwalk that takes you to the building. If you are looking for a coffee or a meal there is a great little place called the Island Bake Shop (now called Flat Earth Coffee) as you drive up the east side of Shoal Bay. If they've got it, order the chowder. Chowders vary around Newfoundland depending on the local seafood harvested.

As you continue along the highway, you will enter Joe Batt's Arm and on your left see the Fogo Island Inn. Drive through the community and you will come to the trail that takes you to Long Studio. Proceed on to Tilting where the Squish Studio is. The other studio is in Deep Bay. All the art studios and the Inn are by the same architect.

We drove on to Tilting in spite of the rain and cold. Tilting was an interesting stop just to view all the hand made garden fences. The community here is Irish in origin. Unfortunately with the weather we did not get to explore the area as we would have liked. The buildings were originals, maintaining the quintessential fishing village feel.

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