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Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Day119

    We woke this morning to sunny skies - not a cloud in the sky. The gale force winds of last night had abated to a strong breeze and so it was time to explore St. John’s.
    Along Duckworth Street, down George (party street - more pubs in this street per capita than anywhere else in North America - what an accolade!), back on Water and out to Signal Hill to investigate the colourful houses perched above the harbour on the Upper, Middle and Outer Battery Roads. We continued out along the headland track when the sun began to set and we decided it was probably wise to head back before the light failed.
    Great day.
    These photos were taken from our apartment and along our downtown walk before heading out along the Battery.
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  • Day48

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Day118

    Our final step in Canada - a flight to St John’s in Newfoundland. We have made it! West to East across Canada - two and a half months to this point.
    Our flight was in gentleman’s hours so it was not an early start and a rush to the airport which is nice when you can arrange it.
    Porter airlines flight and in the early afternoon we arrived at our final destination in Canadia.
    St John’s, the little San Francisco, jelly bean houses in rows marching up the hill from the harbour, the furthest east township in this vast and amazing country.This final destination at first inspection is not about to disappoint. Our apartment hasn’t either. On the third floor we have views up to the town and down to the harbour. The weather, however, ...... another story- gale force winds and COLD!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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