posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 03:55 PM
I'm in Newfoundland (born and raised, b'y) and live on the very edge of Gros Morne National Park. Not sure exactly how high the mountains are around
there, but having driven through the park more times than I can count, I can say with some certainty that they're pretty high. Unfortunately
Newfoundland is an island, and well in the path of any fallout from the North-Eastern United States.
There's no shortage of natural resources in the area just the same, plenty of lumber, salmon streams and ponds full of trout all over the place. Not
to mention some supremely massive moose and a large population of Caribou. A whole lot of farm land in my town in particular, some of the provinces
biggest farms exist right in my home town. While our marine resources have certainly taken a nose dive in recent decades, it's still possible during
the summer months especially to catch capelin (a very small smelt-like fish) from the shore with a casting net. Seals, halibut, cod fish and the like
are still extremely common as well.
Historically, Newfoundlanders have been a very self sufficient people. The survivalist mentality is alive and well here on the Rock.
Central or Northern Labrador sounds like a great spot, extremely remote and mostly unpopulated. Unfortunately it gets cold as all hell up there in the
winter, while the winters here on the rock are relatively mild - save for a big heaping helping of the white stuff.
Just checked Wikipedia quickly.. Gros Morne, the mountain after which the park is named, has an elevation of 2671ft. Perhaps high enough to survive a
massive tidal wave? Assuming of course that one even occurs.. so many other variables.