TROUT RIVER — Marsha Crocker really loves her job.
The guide responsible for giving the Wave over Wave tours along the boardwalk in Trout River seems genuinely in her element as she explains all the different areas along the tour to visitors She wants them to see the history and vitality of this place they have taken the time to visit.
The Wave over Wave tour started Tuesday for the summer and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of August. Tours start at the interpretation centre and wind their way down the boardwalk to the Fisherman's Museum. During the tour, visitors hear about the local fishery's past, the towns efforts at lobster preservation and learn how to clean and salt a codfish.
Crocker, who also fishes during the season, said she loves giving the tours.
"When it's something you love, it's easy to talk about," she said. "I hope (visitors) take away that it's not all doom and gloom in smaller towns here, we're still a very vibrant community."
This is the third year of the Wave over Wave tour. To attract visitors over the summer, Trout River has also begun the Passing Time in Trout River event, which includes local and provincial talent and artists hosted by traditional singer Anita Best.
Some of the group on this day heard about the event through the town's profile on Facebook.
"That is something we're starting to grow, we're trying to get into the new says of promotion, we relied on word of mouth and pamphlets before," she said. "It's a great way to reach out to others, to a younger generation to show what we offer here."
Tom Bernier of Guelph, Ont. picked up a knife to learn how to cut cod tongues out of an actual codfish. He and his partner, Carolyn Shewer, took a motorcycle trip to this province and both said they love what they're seeing so far.
"I had heard about the drive from Woody Point to Trout River in a motorcycle book and it was on my list, I really wanted to drive it," said Bernier. "Everyone says Rocky Harbour was the place to see but (Trout River and area) is really fantastic, I love it here."
"The people are wonderful, friendly and this tour was really great," she said after the walk.
"I'd suggest to anyone that they try it."
For more information, visit the Trout River profile on Facebook.