Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 85: St. John's, NL

Location: St. John's, NL
Date: Fri, July 18th
Total kms driven: 20,560 kms
Total $$ spent on gas: $2,939.51

I got 5.5 hours sleep before getting up for some sight seeing with my parents. It was quite foggy, so we decided our first stop would be the Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site. It was constructed by the French in 1762 to overlook the entrance to the village. No fighting ever occurred there. It was reconstructed to the 1812 period.


The Battery provided a nice view of the village.


Then we checked out the Mallard Cottage and Quidi Vidi Brewery.


We returned to Signal Hill for the 2nd time that day and it was still quite foggy.



It did clear long enough to get a nice shot of Cabot Tower and George's Pond.



Then we headed to Cape Spear National Historic Site - the most easterly point in all of North America!



It was foggy & rocky, and the loud fog horn was in full effect. We heard whales off the coast, but couldn't see them through the fog.




There were tons of irises along the walking trails.



We headed back to Signal Hill National Historic Site where the fog had finally lifted.



It provided a nice view of the St. John's Harbour.



Then I headed to The Dock Pub on George St for my gig.


I was on the bill with The Idlers. They're a great jam/reggae/ska band, who'd just returned from the Reggae festival in Montreal the previous weekend.


They had some great guests join them on stage for collaborations, including Neil Conway.

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