Murray Premises Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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What a treat to wake to a sunny day. We truly have been so fortunate with the weather. St John's is renowned as the foggiest and one of the wettest places in Canada, yet we sailed into the harbour in glorious sunshine.
I am not sure quite what I was expecting, but this was not it. There is a large harbour with quite a lot of ...
... pm" - it was now 4:45. Perfect!
The "Screech-In" ceremony is performed on non-Newfoundlanders (known to Newfoundlanders as a CFA "Come from Away") and involves eating a piece of fried bologna (the poor kids ate lobster and the rich kids ate bologna back in the day), drinking a large shot of screech (rum), repeating a short recitation and kissing a cod. Those who survive the ceremony are forever known as Honourary ...
... is mainly smallish pine trees that would make great Xmas trees, and rugged coast. There were no lighthouses or pretty jelly bean houses.
The only interesting things were the capelin fish we found, beaching themselves at Pouch Cove. They come in to spawn and then can’t get back out again. They are only a small fish and were collected by the bucketfuls when they landed.
We came back down the peninsula through Portugal Cove which had ...
... Robert and Margo giving up their time, and petrol, to drive two English girls around.
Then on Monday, it was time for a Thanksgiving potluck with everyone I live with on residence. I'd never been to a potluck before, but the idea is just to take some kind of food along, so everyone can share. People went all out, and it was fantastic. I brought some more of my cookies (they're really getting around this weekend!) and my friends brought along all ...
... plant I adopted at Castle Hill is still alive and doing well - "Plantie" is now in an empty water bottle so he won’t be crushed on the plane home. Stopped at the Newfoundland Geo Center on the way down, to look at the gift shop. No floaty pens.
Rested up in the hotel room for a bit and then went back downtown to George Street. The two block long street has the most bars and pubs per square foot of any street in North ...