Saturday, September 10, 2011


If you are looking for a navigators nightmare, go to St. Johns NL.
With no organized grid-work of streets, lots of one ways, narrow, steep lanes and poor signage it was easy for us to lose our way several times. The worst was trying to fund the Trans Canada highway back to Brigus in the dark. After going in circles, stopping to read the map, making u-turns to ask for directions and wasting about an hour we found an on ramp and prayed that it was going west. The worst scenario would have been going east and ending up at mile 0 in St Johns again. We were scolding ourselves for driving at night as we had been warned that the moose like to jump out at cars. Passing one flattened car and three ambulances had us watching the road with hawks eyes. Our day in St Johns had such a wonderful ending as we met our friend Barb from our hometown for dinner.

Signal Hill overlooks the St Johns Harbour.

Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America.

Saint John the Baptist Basilica. The interior was beautiful with it's stained glass windows and ornate decor.

Colourful row houses, old and new, line the hilly streets for block upon block.

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