Blue on Water

Address: 319 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C 1B9, Canada | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Downtown area of St. John's, is near Signal Hill, The Rooms, Basilica of St. John the Baptist, and Spa at the Monastery and Suites.
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      Travel Blogs from St. John's

      Volcanic Cruise Day 18

      A travel blog entry by scottcr on Sep 23, 2014

      ... its plentiful marine life. When English explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert arrive3d in St. John’s harbour in 1583 he found French and Portuguese ships already anchored. This did not stop him claiming the area as England’s first overseas colony under Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I.

      By 1675, the English, Dutch and French were all vying for control over the ever-growing prosperous city and fearful of attacks built fortifications ...

      Fog, wind, rain - then sunshine!

      A travel blog entry by thedanes on Aug 19, 2014

      12 photos

      ... film at the Visitor's Center. We learned that Signal Hill was the harbor defense for St. John's, and was also the reception port for Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal. Best of all for us, it offered a spectacular view of the city of St. John's, its harbor and the entrance out to sea.

      Next on our sightseeing list was a visit to Cape Spear, the most easterly point of land in North America. There are two lighthouses there; the tall one is Coast ...

      City Tour of St John's

      A travel blog entry by larry_shirley on Jul 18, 2014

      2 comments, 78 photos

      ... identified the Portobello Restaurant as a good candidate, so we walked in without reservations and were able to get a table for the 10 of us next to a window looking out over the harbor. We ordered cod that was breaded and pan fried served over rice and scrunchions (small cubed pieces of cooked pork fat) with fresh grilled vegetables. The small pieces of pork fat made the meal, as they added texture and flavor to the fish and the rice. Yum, ...

      Downtown St. John's and Wedding Prep.

      A travel blog entry by cillapitcher on Jul 11, 2014

      15 photos

      ... the amount of downtown we had seen and ready to get off our feet, we went back to Second Cup (because of the free wifi!) and sat out the front, watching the town go by. I've got quite used to this right-side-of-the-road thing, and am thinking I might be a danger to the local Adelaidians when I return. The street was fairly busy, lots of people walking by, and a fair amount of cars, but nothing like Adelaide during the day!

      Jules pulled up next to the cafe and ...

      Welcome to Saint John's

      A travel blog entry by cillapitcher on Jul 02, 2014

      2 comments, 28 photos

      ... so quaint! Like little dolls houses all in a row. Apparently the ones all attached are called 'Jelly Bean Houses' because of all the different colours! (I want one!!). The driving-on-the-right thing is rather disconcerting - it makes me thankful I'm not driving! Not to mention that every second car around here is a Chevvy. The huge truck-like ones that look like they should be towing a horse trailer in Texas!
      Our first stop before the hike was 'the mall'. A huge ...