We've done a lot of driving through the Newfoundland Country side, and I have video that I will edit a little later, but for now, here is just a few shots of the Beauty of this place. I think my favorite part is the large rocks scattered everywhere! Ponds look like they were renovated by landscapers because they are bordered by Watermelon Sized rocks. It's pretty neat.
Wild flowers are scattered all over the countryside, and yes ice burgs do float inland here!
Lakes and ponds are SO Numerous here! Every bend there is another plot of water.
Fort Amherst is the lighthouse across the way from Signal Hill. We decided to go and check it out. There wasn't much at the actual lighthouse, just some ruins and steep drop offs, but there were some hiking trails right near it. One of the destinations was 215k away! Yeah, ... can't say I would go down that particular trail.
The first lighthouse in Newfoundland was built at Fort Amherst in 1810. The Current lighthouse was built in 1951.
The harbor has HUGE Ships! In Alaska There was many small ships with a few large, but here it's Many Large ships with a few small.
Yesturday was the first really good weather day that we've had here this summer. So, naturally, James and I took full advantage of it and did a little touring while we could. We headed up to Signal Hill in the morning time and got some good Pictures Of the North Atlantic.
There was a mini army and Band doing some drills for us. It was nice to see.
Newfoundland is so Beautiful. It reminds me of Alaska mixed with a litte bit of Scotland landscape (and even though I have never been over Seas, From what I've seen from T.V. that's what I would say it looks like). On December 12, 1901 the first Translantic Wireless Transmission was recieved here by Guglielmo Marconi in an abandonded fever and Diphtheria Hospital, which has since been destroyed by fire. The transmission, in Morse Code, originated from his Poldhu Wireless Station, Cornwall, UK. (Thank You Wikipedia).Most Summer's There would be a Giant Iceburg in these Photos as well, but I guess not many have floated inland this year. But a ways out there is an iceburg that is 2 miles wide! That is bigger than the average Burg!
A week or so ago James and I went out to Cape Spear, the most Eastern Point in North America! It is also now the Official most Eastern point I have ever been too. A lighthouse has operated at Cape Spear since September 1836. The Original Cape Spear Lighthouse (Because there are two there now) was the second lighthouse built in Newfoundland; the first was built in 1810 at Fort Amherst. Random facts that I found on Wikipedia I also kinda like being able tosay that I lived in the most Eastern City in North America, St. John's.
Anyways, James and I have been having a Blast here in Newfoundland. We live in a house with almost all of the other liberty workers and I have to say that living with guys is 100 times better than living with girls! At least, better than A girl I had to live with. They are so chill and really fun. It has been a really relaxed and fun few weeks that I have been here so far.
Some of the Liberty Guy's we live with.
The weather has been really rainy and windy, but the last few days it has really cleared up. What I mean is, We Actually Saw the SUN! I don't mind the weather because the company has been great, but Seeing the Sun makes this Newfoundland Adventure that much better.
The Giant rocks were crazy! They looked like they were made up of small rocks red cemented together.