Courtyard by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland
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We visited the Johnon GEO Center on Signal Hill. Went through informative exhibits on geology of Newfounland and sinking of the Titanic. Best part was that the museum was carved out of part Signal Hill so the 550 million years old rock "oldest on earth" was visible.
Then we headed to the Jighouse to be "Screeched In". This consisted of kissing …
It just keeps getting colder. Today is 46 degrees and threatening rain but we are off to picnic on the ocean. We arrived at Ferryland and walked 20 minutes in cold/ wind up to the lighthouse. We got our lunches but choose to eat inside the lighthouse. The lunches were delicious and it was a good experience despite the weather. We then visited the …
Off and on rain today. Visited Signal Hill which overlooks St John's and was used as lookout and garrison. Great views of the city and ocean. Tom hiked up the North Head trail to Cabot Tower. Its 2.5 Km uphill along the Atlantic Ocean cliffs. Fun.
Drove out to Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. We could have seen Ireland but …
Took a walking tour of Trinity with Kevin Toope. More on the history of the area and interesting anecdotes of churches, crimes and shipwrecks, Trinity was 1st settled in 1583. It had the 1st court in the new world in 1610 and administered the 1st smallpox vaccine. Weather was cold (54 degrees) with occasional rain.
We then headed for St John's. Had a good dinner at the hotel.
Woke up at, we can't believe it, 9am. We never sleep in that long.
By the time we got our sorry asses out of bed and got ready for the day it was 10am. We figured it best to eat breakfast in the hotel so we went to the restaurant, Smitty's. Terry had an omelet (twice the size of any omelet ever seen) and three pancakes (that took up a …
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