Sunday, November 02, 2008

Newfies, Here We Come!

We are getting ready for our second trip to Newfoundland. This time, we're heading to St. John's, the provinicial capital of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The city is located on the northeast coast of the Avalon Peninsula in southeastern Newfoundland, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the
easternmost city in North America and also the oldest English-founded settlement in North America, in addition to being the second largest city in Atlantic Canada.

Since St. John's is the cloudiest (only 1,497 hours of sunshine a year), snowiest and has the most wet days per year of all the major cities in Canada, I'm not sure how the picture taking is going to fare, but I'll do my best. I have been told by some old classmates that the town has great pubs, great shops and a great downtown walking area in addition to whale watching!! I look forward to checking it out.

St. John is where the Trans-Canada Highway begins; it ends in Vancouver, British Columbia. Once we hit St. John's, we will have been on every kilometer of that highway as we've once before driven all across Canada on it.

I love this exploring and driving! It's such a pleasure to be able to see our country and the country of our neighbors to the North by traveling through so many nooks and crannies of both of them.

* Photo of St. John's Harbour Narrows courtesy of the internet.


Gil said...

Have a nice big fresh and juicy lobster for me.

Anonymous said...

How the hell did I miss all these posts?

I've always wanted to vacation to New Foundland, but I'm afraid I'd come home with a Newfie puppy.