Sunday, August 24, 2008

Day 21 - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

View of St. John's Harbor from Signal Hill...where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal. We've come a long way, baby!














Street scene...


This is North America's oldest city, dating back to the 1400s. Who knew? Its first permanent settlers were the British, who arrived in the mid-1700s. The tour book sez the city's architecture is a pleasant blend of colorful, wooden houses, stately stone and brick churches, colonial buildings and modern commercial structures. I'm sure we'll enjoy our day here. The port has a big welcome and a bigger send off for us at 6ish tonight. It is sunny, so we should get some good pics to post. Later, y'all! And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lynne!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Ooh, that looks like I place I want to visit

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow it's beautiful, who knew? the only time we were ever there was in the middle of the night on the tarmac when on the way to rome, some bozo ate too much candy and the plane had to go back and let him off to go to the hospital. his sugar dropped to zero. we sat there (in the airplane seats) for three hours before taking off. when we got there guess who we saw? yup. he rejoined the group. sigh...

have fun honey!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxxoxoxox

Sarge Charlie said...

it is 60 degrees in podunk this morning, how can this be in august.

the donG said...

i like that lake. it's stunning from that view.

WillThink4Wine said...

The harbor look fabulous! I never new that either. The city looks very eclectic and picturesque! Looks like you're having a fabulous time!