Wednesday, August 5, 2015

St. John's Days

We spent our final Newfoundland days in St. John's. After checking in to the Delta hotel, and having the excitement of an unexpected Rick Mercer sighting, we went on a tour of the gorgeous city. A local guide took us to see major landmarks and explained a lot of the city's features and claims to fame. It was a wonderful overview of an unusual city, built on rock, on cliffs and around water, inlets, and tarns. Although the weather was overcast and foggy, it was still easy to see the beauty of the surroundings.

 One of our tour stops was on signal hill. This is where merchants were given notice that their supply ships were arriving through a series of flags matching the corresponding ship. There were sculptures of dogs  positioned in several locations and the breeds obviously represent Newfoundland and Labrador.

The boats were fascinating as they moved through the water with ease.
We also had the opportunity to see historic, some infamous, and a lot of colourful art and architecture including my personal favourite, jellybean row houses.

 I even managed to bring back a souvenir to remind me of my Newfoundland experience.

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