Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saint Johns Newfoundland
09/24/2008 We were met at the dock by Wayne Evans, one of Avie’s Clayton College Students, who gave us a full day tour of Saint Johns. Wayne went the extra mile. We saw all the sights; Signal Hill and Cabot Tower (1901 Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal, John Alcock and Arthur Brown took off from here for first non stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919, Amelia Earhart also took off from here.), Cape Spear (most easterly point in north America, Oldest lighthouse in the Providence 1826 and most easterly urinals in North America), The Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, Petty Harbor (Commercial Cod Fishing village) , and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club where we had fresh fish and chips a local beer and met Donny. Donny and Wayne together will be my personification of Newfoundland, people who enjoy the land and all it has to offer, a slower pace of life, and a enjoyment so everything that is presented to them every day. I will try to make it back to St. Johns to go fishing with Wayne and Donny. (I must meet Donny’s wife) We also experience all of Newfoundland’s weathers in a six hour period; sun and clear skies, overcast and rain, gal winds, and a hail storm. As I said Wayne went the extra mile for us.