Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Day48

    Late Night Drinks

    September 19, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    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 ⋅ ☁️ 54 °F

    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 ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    ... 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 :)

  • Day2

    decent walk for an awesome beer

    August 21, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Killing a bit of time before my brewery tour, decent walk down here, the highlights included waking past the basilica (photo attached)....cos I'm all grown up and stuff. And walking past a graveyard that had 2 gravestones that I wished had been the other way around as both contained one word only(presumably the name of the deceased)...the first said dicks and the second long...oh how I wished they had been buried next to each other and the other way around so I could have been super childish about the death of long, dicks...can't have everything I guessRead more

  • Day3

    being all sophimistimicated

    August 22, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    After the huge American breakfast and extra couple hours back in bed failed to cure the hang over I thought I should probably stop laying about doing nothing and go explore the imaginatively named "the rooms", st John's local museum.

    Fascinating exhibit on Newfoundland's contribution to WWI (yes mother I know how into WWI Graham is and yes I took extra photos that I'll email separately), stunning views from the third floor cafe with decent wine and lovely seafood chowder Aaaaaand not much else, oh well nice way to spend an afternoonRead more

  • Day4

    all at sea

    August 23, 2016 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 70 °F

    After a slow start to yesterday had a great time on the boat tour, not much to report except beautiful scenery and some long distance sightings of some puffins, 2 bald eagles and 1 whale

    Few more pictures in a video here:

  • Day3

    the first hang over

    August 22, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    I write this within minutes of waking up so I can't guarantee no bad language...or that I'm actually alive

    Soooo Canada ey...these Newfoundlanders can drink some some drink and they brew their own so I'm not stuck drinking corrs (see I knew their would be swearing)

    Newfies here have the coolest sing song Irish/Canadian accent I've ever heard, they are massively proud of their Irish/British heritage and I'm told...admittedly when 3 sheets to the wind...that this was part of the British empire until 1949 and as such drove on the left until midnight on a specific night ! love em here but their a bit nuts

    After my adventures in breweries yesterday when I had whatever the tour guide fed me 1 beer before and 1 after I went for the walk back here and met up with Jen (awesome Scottish woman I've known for upwards of 36 hours who lives here too) polished off my sixer and asked her where's good and do you fancy a beer?...God bless this 22 year old, a thousand miles from home for taking sympathy on an old fucker but she responded, the yellow belly brewery is good and yes.

    I realise at this moment I've been awake for upwards of 5 minutes and the hang over isn't curing itself so I will briefly say, st johns is my kinda town, oldest street in North America is also the most bars per km. We visited a decent few decent bars, met a fella from Dudley in the first place that's been here 4 years, listened to country music and sang along, being thoroughly British me and Jen were relentlessly mocking the closing ceremony that everyone had on tv....much the horror/confusion/amusement of the bar staff, met Jen's work buddy's, I got screeched in....I would explain what that means but quite frankly I was half cut when Jen told me it was a traditional newfie thing and all I really remember is some bloke dressed up as a fisherman making me and 20 other gullible tourists kiss a fish and down a soft shot for twenty bucks whilst talking in a hilariously bad Irish accent at a million miles an hour....and had some traditional night out junk food on the way back here.

    I would right more but you're bored and I need breakfast
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  • Day1

    Flight with views

    March 26, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 -14 °C

    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

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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