S: Newfoundland 2011
FC: Our Newfoundland Adventure Summer 2011
1: Top: The Horseshoe Falls. Left: We meet one of our relatives in the gift shop. | Stop one: Niagara Falls
2: Top: A view of the falls from the Maid of the Mist. Right: Gene in his fashionable yellow slicker at Journey behind the Falls. Top right: Bridal Veil falls. Middle right: Our gull friend Bob. Bottom right: Gene plays gunner at Fort Niagara.
3: A view of the entire falls from the visitors center on the Canadian Side.
4: Stop Two: Lockport, NY | Left: The original locks were very narrow and have since been abandoned. They are essentially a waterfall. Right: This sign identifies Locks 34 and 35, which are the ones we passed through on our boat ride.
5: Top left: Gene and Carla on the boat ride. Top right: Our first "lighthouse" sighting of the trip! Bottom: The locks close, fill with water and lift our boat, then open again several feet higher.
6: Stop Three: Portland, ME | Top: Portland Head Lighthouse, one of the most-photographed lighthouses in Maine. Right: My yummy lobster roll from Portland Lobster Company.
7: Above: The train at the Portland Narrow Guage Railway Museum. Top left: Gene waves from the cab of the engine at the museum. Left: Lenny, the chocolate moose at the Len Libby Chocolate Factory.
8: Stop 4: Bar Harbor
9: Left: A view of Bar Harbor from Acadia National Park. Top: Thunder Hole in Acadia. Right: "Porcupine" Islands in Bar Harbor. Far left: Lady Slippers, PPFs, and gazebo in Acadia.
10: Aboard the Maggie Todd Above: Carla and the big Newfoundland dog, Maggie. Right: Raising the sails! Above left: The crew gets ready to set sail. Left: The Maggie Todd at anchor. Far left: Gene gets his sea legs back.
12: Right: Two views of our cute little cabin at the B & B in Bar Harbor. Below: Lobster boats anchored in the harbor. Far right: Main street in Bar Harbor.
14: Left: West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost point in the continental U.S. Top right: The summer cottage of the Roosevelt family on Campobello Island and a view of the harbor from there. Bottom right: The Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and a sign welcoming visitors to Lubec, Maine, the easternmost city in the U.S. | Headed for Canada...
17: More photos from the road.....
18: Ferry to Newfoundland
19: Left: Our ferry at anchor. Above: Loading vehicles on the ferry. Right: Pulling away from the dock. Far right: Lining up in the rain to board.
21: Top left: The two official dogs of the province: the Newfoundland and the Labroador. Bottom left: The Johnsons Geo Center in St. John. Below: Wooly mammoth tusks.
22: Top Left: What we should have seen at Signal Hill. Above and Left: What we actually saw: fog! Notice the thrilling scenery in the left photo! :-)
23: Above: Gene plays telegrapher at the Newfoundland Railway Museum. Right: The museum is inside a beautiful old depot building in downtown St. Johns.
25: Far Left: Cape Spear Lighthouse on the eastern coast of Newfoundland shrouded in fog. Left: What we should have seen at Cape Spear! Top Left: Wildlife sighting! A snail makes his way across the wooden walkway up to the lighthouse. Left: Gene and Carla at the easternmost point in North America, just a short walk from the lighthouse. Above: The rocky shore is treacherous for boats and for people.
26: The fog lifts! Above: Typical brightly colored buildings in St. Johns. Top Right: Downtown St. Johns with The Rooms museum on top of the hill. Right: A lovely Gothic church building in St. Johns. Far Right: Red wild flowers.
28: These pictures are of Puffins, Common Murrs, and Kittywakes that we saw on a birdwatching cruise off the eastern coast of Newfoundland south of St. Johns. | Puffins!
29: Above: Gene plays telegrapher at the Newfoundland Railway Museum. Right: The museum is inside a beautiful old depot building in downtown St. Johns.
30: Above: Our dormitory at Memorial University in St. Johns. Right: Ducks on the campus.
31: Above: A duck with confused DNA! Right: A view across the "quad" from our dorm.
32: Leaving Newfoundland behind.... | Above left: A foggy view in Gros Morne National Park. Above center left: Moose sighting--the only one on the trip! Above center right: A sunny view of the interior of Newfoundland. Above right: PPF's! Lower left: A beautiful babbling brook. Lower right: Another beautiful sunny view of the interior.
34: Prince Edward Island
35: Far left: Red sand beaches on Prince Edward Island. Left: Wind farms are big business here. Bottom left: A picturesque barn sits beside potato fields. Below: Gene in front of an old boat on the beach.
36: Above: If it weren't for the ocean in the distance, this could be a farm in Kansas. Top right: Potato fields with the ocean as a backdrop. Middle right: Red cliffs drop off into the ocean. Bottom right: Cape Wolfe! We were hoping for a settlement--all we found was this sign.
37: Above: Gene with the sign for Cape Wolfe with a power windmill in the background.