I recently had the pleasure of visiting your province for the first time. I am from the centre of the country — Manitoba, so I travelled a long time and a great distance.
Newfoundland is beautiful. I was lucky enough to be travelling with a native of the province and she took me on a grand tour all around the land.
We visited Gros Morne and hiked, we went to Mistaken Point and I saw incredible fossils and enjoyed a day of kayaking, we went to Twillingate and I watched some late-season whales and dolphins. The trip was wonderful — except.
When I first arrived we took a taxi from the airport to our first night’s destination. While in the cab, I placed my cellphone on my lap, and when I exited the cab I realized I had forgotten my phone. A quick search revealed that the phone was not on the ground and so we called the cab company so I could retrieve my phone.
The taxi driver returned and claimed I should check his van and that he did not have the phone. As he indicated he had not picked up any other fares, I can only conclude that this was a lie and that he had found and kept the phone.
His dishonesty cost me over $1,000, but the real cost was to my enjoyment of Newfoundland. The province is amazing, but my view is forever closured by the deceit of that driver.