Newfoundland is so kooky it has it’s very own time zone! It’s thirty minutes different compared to any other place in North America. To give you an idea, if it’s 6 PM in Maine, it’s 6:30 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
You might wonder, why? Well, other than Newfoundland being just about the most unusually quirky places I’ve ever been, it’s positioned right past the edge of Atlantic Standard Time by just about 30 minutes.
Sure, that make sense, right? Here’s the challenge though:
If it’s 5:17 in Maine, quickly now, what time is it in Newfoundland?
Catching the next ferry on either side of the time zone, was always a bit dizzyingly delightful.
Oh, one more.
Did you know that Gander, Newfoundland (a town of about 7,000) took in nearly 6,700 passengers of flights that were rerouted after the terror attacks in New York and Washington forced 38 planes to land here. This tiny country is filled with just about the kindest people I’ve ever met.