The best thing about that title is you can probably guess right away which local celebrity we saw in Petty Harbour, haha. But, we’ll leave you in suspense for the moment.
As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we’re trying to see as much of our beautiful province as we can. Petty Harbour was another on our list of NL towns we’d never visited. Surprising, since it’s just a short drive from St. John’s, right? Last week, we were looking for a scenic spot to photoshoot, and Petty Harbour seemed like a pretty solid choice. So, on our way to “Town”, we took a little detour. Call it the scenic route, if you will.
We’re a few minutes away from Petty Harbour when I say to Jess, “I’m pretty sure this is where Alan Doyle is from”. One hour later, we walk into The WaterShed Coffee Shop for a little lunch. Sure enough, ordering in front of us at the counter: Alan Doyle. How classically small-town Newfoundland is that?! It was perfect. Right away I turned around to Jess, “I told you he was from Petty Harbour!!” Meanwhile, Jess is trying to “discreetly” take Alan’s photo. Ever watch somebody try to “discreetly” take a photo with their phone? It’s so obvious it’s comical. Based on the fact Alan is looking directly at Jess’ phone in her photo…yeah, I’d say it was fairly obvious what she was up to. We’re not posting the photo here, because we like Alan. Maybe next time Jess can just get a proper photo WITH him.
The WaterShed, though. Since we were heading out for supper that night, we just split a Grilled Cheese, a Cookie, and an Affogato. All delicious. Especially the Affogato: Espresso poured over MooMoo’s Vanilla Ice Cream. Local businesses supporting other local businesses. Love it. And the location–right on the wharf!
What were we photoshooting in Petty Harbour? Clothing for our latest venture: Retro & Rebel. Whenever and wherever we travel, we shop in as many vintage/secondhand stores as possible. (They’re like treasure troves to us). We’ve got quite a collection built up at this point, so we’ve started a little online shop to display it all. (If you want to see more of it, it’s at www.retroandrebel.com).