Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Glimpse

My first full day in NL I was promised a day of 'adventuring'. We would hunt whales, ice bergs and see (some of) the sites in the area.

I can't even say where we started anymore. NL is stunning. NL is awesome (as in awe-mazing). No matter the direction you look, there is a view to take in.

This is from the docks of The Colony of Avalon. Pretty amazing. There is an archaeological dig there revealing what is believed to be one of the first colonies in NL. Crazy right? I have photos of that too but...perhaps I will share them another time.

I found this in a local gift shop. I didn't purchase it as I don't dig bologna BUT how much more NL can you get?!? I loves it!


Cape Spear is the most Easterly point of North America (or so I've been told!) It is stunning. Honestly, behind words. For perspective look for the (crazy) person standing down on the rocks. Everything is SO big here.


Signal Hill overlooks the city of St. John's. Cabot Tower was just built in 1898 (it's the same age our house!) The interesting thing about St. John's is that the city isn't really very old. They have had a number of devastating fires that have lead to the city being rebuilt a couple of time (no quoting me here!)



Signal Hill is the perfect location for military reasons (or at least it was). You can see the city from one side of the hill.


And right out into the Atlantic Ocean from the other side. There are some amazing looking trails around the hill that I am hoping to enjoy in the coming weeks...as I said, Saturday was about having a glimpse of many things.


By the time our tour was over late Saturday afternoon, I was exhausted. It was simply so much to take in. All so overwhelmingly gorgeous (did I already say that?)

So Big.
So Beautiful.
So Awe-some.

Much love,
Heather


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hello St. John's

My first full day in Newfoundland we went to Bowring Park, one of the amazing parks right in the city. It is full of trails and history, much like Newfoundland itself.


There are six Caribou monuments installed in places where The Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought significant battles to honour those who lost their lives.


The Fighting Newfoundlander was unveiled in Bowring Park by Edgar Bowring in honour of those who fought in WWI. This particular soldier is surrounded by Forget Me Nots. They are a symbol of remembrance often worn on July 1st here in Newfoundland.


Peter Pan represents so much that I love and the dedication on the statue is perfect:
Presented to the children of Newfoundland by Sir Edgar R. Bowring in memory of a dear little girl who loved the park.

Newfoundland is rich with history and the people here are so happy to share the stories of their past. It's pretty amazing.

I have arrived.

Much love,
Heather



Saturday, June 17, 2017

To Market, to market

I met a friend at the Halifax Market on the weekend. I can honestly say, I have never been to the market before. It was pretty amazing. I mean...look at that building...

I didn't take many photos but these mushrooms. They were just so...so inviting, so organic, so stunning.


After wandering around the Market, we headed down the pier for a late lunch. Halifax has really outdone itself with the gorgeous restaurants...


We ate at The Bicycle Thief. I love the structure they created outside. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the view, the sunshine and the company.

So delightful.
So fun!
So blessed.

Much love,
Heather