Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for L' Anse aux Meadows

L'Anse aux Meadows (pronounced locally as LANCE-ah-MED-owes)

In the past four to five thousand years, many people have lived at L’Anse aux Meadows; some stayed longer than others. Among these people was a small group of Norse sailors. The remains of their camp, discovered in 1960 by Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad, is the oldest known European settlement of the New World.

Let's hear it for the Newfoundland L's
La Manche, La Poile, La Scie, Labrador City, Ladle Cove, Lady Cove, Lake Siding, Lakeview, Lally Cove, Lamaline, Lancaster, Lance Cove, Langdon's Cove, L'Anse-Amour, L'Anse-au-Clair, L'Anse-au-Diable, L'Anse-au-Loup, L'Anse-a-l'Eau, Lark Harbour, Laurenceton, Lawn, Lead Cove, Leading Tickles, Lethbridge, Lewin's Cove, Lewisporte, Little Barasway, Little Bay, Little Bona, Little Brehat, Little Burnt Bay, Little Cataline, Little Harbour, Little Heart's Ease, Little Island Cove, Little Port, Little Pumbly Cove, Little Salmonier, Little Seldom, Little St. Lawrence, Livingston, Lobster Cove, Loch Leven, Lock Cove, Lodge Bay, Lodges, Logy Bay, Lomond, Lonesome Cove, Long Beach, Long Cove, Long Grade, Long Harbour, Long Pond, Long Point, Loon Cove, Lower Cove, Lower Island Cove, Lucyville, Luke's Arm, Lumsden, Lushes Bight

On a side note: ITS FRIDAY THE 13TH!!

Today Kiddo is having a frenectomy (surgery that cuts away a piece of soft tissue between her two front teeth - wish us luck) AND husband and I have tickets to see Seinfeld.


  1. Oh BayGirl! The beautiful places you take me!

  2. Good luck with the surgery... What a romantic sounding place name.

  3. Thanks for sharing the pronunciation for us Bay Girl, I was struggling with it to be honest with you. Best of luck to the child in surgery and here's hoping you and your husband have a great time tonight.

    1. thanks Surgery went great, and the show was fantasic!

  4. What a beautiful place. and thanks for the pronunciation.

  5. You do live in an incredibly beautiful place. Hope the surgery went well. Have some great laughs with Seinfeld!

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    1. I wouldn't want to live in one of the huts though