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... harbour which is tucked away on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula, but it is true that in 1497 he discovered “New Founde Lande”. Many Europeans followed and by 1583, St. John’s was a flourishing and prosperous seaside village. It has a temperate marine climate with an average summer temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures of 30-46 degrees. I will be sure and check this out when watching the weather ...
... was so devastated that he couldn't continue. Thanks to Terry's legacy Cancer research has made remarkable strides since then. What a special person he was!!
That's it folks mission completed - we have come as Far East as we can on this continent! It's August 19th & now we are turning around & heading west on our way home - but we're taking the long route back - it may take 7 months! ...
... addition to several battles having been fought here, this is where Marconi sent the first electronic message across the ocean.
We then drove to a small fishing village called Quidi Vidi that is now surrounded by Saint John’s, yet it still feels like you are a long way from town. In addition to the harbor, there is a small restaurant and a brewery that is home to Ice berg Beer that is supposedly brewed using water ...
... has character. 'Downtown' is contained within the length of St. John's harbour, and goes about three streets back. Quite different to any other city I've been to.
Our first stop was a small pharmacy ('drugstore') where we found some more souveniers. Then to 'Second Cup' (a cafe) for a frozen hot chocolate and free wifi (Fliss hadn't had breakfast). Andrew had dropped us downtown on his way to work and Jules planned to pick us up after her work at around ...
... between the two!). Once they were done we headed to Walmart (the best store ever!). It is pretty much equivalent to our Woolworths (times 5), combined with Big W, a pharmacy, Macdonalds, a salad/food bar and maybe even a touch of Rays Outdoors or the equivalent. They sell everything! Including hospital scrubs!? For cheap! Junk food was purchased and we headed home. It was decidedly glutenous so I opted for bed (lame I know, but I'd been bombed all day!).