V and myself took the ferry across to the French islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon just south of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland. It has a population of about 6200, with 90% living in the town of Saint-Pierre. The colony has bounced between French and English hands several times since the 1500's but has been under continual French rule since 1815. It was a thriving fishing community in the 1800's and also had several years of prosperity, between 1920 and 1933, during the prohibition as it was a base for the smuggling of alcohol to both Canada and America. Al Capone is said to have stayed in the same hotel we stayed in. Cool.
I shall post some commentary and photos of Saint Pierre once the camera guru downloads the photos using some sort of camera voodoo.