Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Day48

    Late Night Drinks

    September 19, 2017 in Canada

    At night we did an after dinner drink tasting with one of our favorite bartenders. As we are crossing the Atlantic Ocean it was quite bumpy. This bar is in the front of the ship so it was totally empty except for us. Interestingly our favorite drink was called The Stabilizer🥃.

  • Day50

    St John's, Newfoundland

    September 21, 2017 in Canada

    Today we toured St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, whose harbor was the center of cod fishing and trading. We drove to Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America, with magnificent views of the city and coastline.
    Along the way we stopped at Petty Harbor, one of the oldest fishing harbors in North America.
    Signal Hill was our next stop and is referred to as “The Lookout”. It was also where Marconi received the first wireless transatlantic signal in 1901.
    Now we have been on the most westerly point in Europe and the most easterly point in North America.
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  • Day15

    Land ahoy after four days at sea

    September 6, 2017 in Canada

    We are making an unexpected stop at a place called St. John's (not the one in the Virgin Islands thankfully) in NewFoundland Canada as we evidently have a medical emergency and someone has to be taken off ship. No, it's not either Ed or Bill.

  • Day13

    Day 13, St Johns, Canada

    September 13, 2017 in Canada

    An 8am dock this morning in to St Johns. I didn't sleep very well last night due starting with the dreaded man flu. As a result we were up at 6.30am and went for a cuppa. We are currently 3 and a half hours behind UK time. I always thought time zone changes were in complete hours. It was chucking it down with rain and still very foggy from yesterday. The captain was still sounding the horn every few minutes but not the loud foghorn that was using during yesterday but a softer one so as not to disturb the sleeping passengers. As we arrived on the top deck, facing the front of the ship, it looked like we were about to sail straight in to the rock side. It wasn't until we moved to the front of the ship that we saw a very narrow gap in the rocks that we eventually sailed in through. At its narrowest point I'm guessing he only had about 30ft either side to play with, truly magnificent manoeuvring skills. And in the thick fog and rain too !!

    We watched the dock in the rain before going for breakfast. Afterwards we put on our warm clothes and waterproofs as I don't know if I've mentioned it but the weathers been crap and still is!! A certain person not to far from me said and I quote " You'll only need shorts and tee-shirts from Canada in". Yep, wrong!! So we had a walk through the soggy town, lots of war history and many connections back to England. This used to be a stopping place to refuel in WW2 and the locals used to supply cakes and home cooked foods to try and make the soldiers feel at home. Quite fascinating really. Gutted there was no McDonalds for free wifi but Starbucks stepped up to the plate 👍

    After a fair bit of browsing we got back on board and had a spot of lunch and just enjoyed the ship. We went out on deck to watch the sail away and it was fantastic. I think it's got to be one of the best ports for approach and departure we've ever done. The decks were busy and the amount of room down either side of the ship as we sailed towards the mouth of the Atlantic was minimal. As we sailed down there were lots of people at the top of the hill and they fired 3 cannons as we passed. A spectacular departure, really glad we saw it. Still raining ☔️ though !!

    We're just off to the restaurant now, lots of nice choices tonight. Got an early start in the morning even though it's a sea day, more to be revealed tomorrow.

    Adios amigos
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  • Day25

    Letzter Landgang...

    July 21, 2017 in Canada

    ... bevor es 6 Tage auf See geht! Uff Die älteste Stadt Canadas ist schon sehr schön und gemütlich. Wenn die Sonne scheint leuchten die bunten Häsuer bestimmt wunderschön :)

  • Day1

    Flight with views

    March 26, 2017 in Canada

    An 11h flight can be pretty boring, especially if the board entertainment is not included in your tariff (by the way: don't use Eurowings for long-distance flights, they'll even charge you for juice).
    However, if you're lucky enough to encounter a clear sky, you may be able to admire hundreds of miles of pure ice fields off Newfoundland's shore. You might even pass Cape Canaveral before hitting the Caribbean.Read more

  • Day358


    August 2 in Canada

    Zufälligerweise hat der Besitzer des kleinen Puffin- und Waltourbootes händeringend nach einem Helfer für sein Tickethäuschen gesucht, weil kurzfristig jemand ausgefallen ist. Da hier jeder jeden kennt hat er kurzerhand Judi angerufen und gefragt ob er sich einen ihrer Helfer ausleihen könnte. Weshalb ich jetzt den dritten Tag im Tickethäuschen sitze und Karten verkaufe. Als kleiner Bonus darf ich nach der Arbeit auch kostenlos an der Tour teilnehmen und mir die Puffins (Papageientaucher) ansehen, Wale gab es heute leider nicht zu sehen, die niedlichen kleinen Pinguinvögel sind aber auch sehr schön zu beobachten. Auf der Vogelinsel leben immerhin 300.000 davon...Read more

  • Day344

    St. Johns

    July 19 in Canada

    Nach einer schaukeligen, 16 stündigen Überfahrt mit der Fähre und 2 Stunden Shuttle bin ich endlich in St. Johns, der Hauptstadt von Neufundland. Die Veränderungen sind deutlich spürbar, den Fahrer des Shuttles habe ich nur mit sehr viel Mühe und Konzentration verstanden, die Sprache hier folgt scheinbar anderen Regeln und erinnert nur entfernt an Englisch. Ich werde 2 Tage hier im Hostel bleiben und die Stadt erkunden, bevor es weiter ins 30min entfernte Witless Bay geht.Read more

  • Day349

    Witless Bay

    July 24 in Canada

    Jetzt bin ich also bei meiner letzten Station in Kanada, hier in Witless Bay und arbeite noch 2 Wochen in einem kleinen Kaffehaus. Wunderschöner Blick auf die Bucht, nettes Team, nur die Küche ist bei 29 Grad Außentemperatur nicht der angenehmste Aufenthaltsort. Glücklicherweise führt gleich hinter Judis Haus ein Flusslauf durch den Wald, der nach der Arbeit eine wunderschöne Erfrischung ist. Und das Wetter ist hier noch wechselhafter als in Norddeutschland, 30 Grad wechseln sich also mit 12 Grad, Regen und Nebel ab.Read more

  • Day361

    Cape Spear

    August 5 in Canada

    An meinem letzten ganzen Tag hier in Kanada mache ich mit den beiden anderen Helfern noch einen kleinen Ausflug. Judi hat uns ihr Auto geliehen und wir fahren nach Cape Spear, einer Landzunge mit einer alten kleinen Militäranlage und einem Leuchtturm. Hier ist der östlichste Punkt Kanadas, jetzt bin ich also wirklich fast komplett quer rüber gereist. An der Westküste fehlen mir noch ein paar Kilometer, die hohle ich dann später mal nach.
    Damit ist meine Reise auch schon vorbei, morgen arbeite ich nochmal bei Judi im Shop und Abends gehen wir in St. Johns ein letztes Mal essen, bevor um 23 Uhr mein Flug geht. So im Nachhinein ging das Jahr wirklich schnell vorbei und ich bin ein bisschen traurig schon gehen zu müssen, aber es gibt ja auch an anderen Orten noch so viel zu sehen und das nächste Abenteuer wartet ja schon.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Newfoundland and Labrador, NL, New Foundland - Labrador, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Terra Nova e Labrador, Newfoundland och Labrador

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