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S: Newfoundland 2012

BC: DEPARTED | NEWFOUNDLAND | AUGUST 18 2012

FC: Newfoundland and Labrador: An Eastern Province of Canada

1: Newfoundland | Newfoundland | ARRIVED August 9 2012 | We left San Francisco International Airport August 8, 2012 at 6:50 p.m. With two stops in Vancouver and Montreal, we finally arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland noontime on 8/9/12. 4 1/2 hr. time change.

2: Portugal Cove-St. Phillips

4: Signal Hill, St. John's NL

5: Lt. Colonel William Amherst renamed what was then known as "The Lookout" as "Signal Hill," because of the signaling that took place upon its summit from its flagmast. Flag communication between land and sea would take place there from the 17th century until 1960.

8: View of St. John's Harbor 1970

9: View of St. John's Harbor 2012

10: Cape Spear Lighthouse | Constructed in 1836, the Cape Spear Lighthouse represents the unique architecture of lighthouse construction during this era. The structure consists of a stone light tower surrounded by the lightkeeper's residence. In 1955 a new lighthouse tower was built on the site using the active light from the original lighthouse.

12: Riley enjoyed playing on all the rocks

13: Perched on a rugged cliff at our continent's most easterly point lies Cape Spear Lighthouse – the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province and an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's mariner history.

15: Newfie Ancestry | Three generations of family on my mother's side originating in St. John's, Newfoundland.

16: 1990 | 1970

17: 2012

18: Downtown St. John's 1970

19: Downtown St. John's 2012

21: Whale & Puffin Tour in Bay Bulls. The Atlantic Puffin is the provincial bird for Newfoundland and Labrador.

22: Topsail Beach and other beaches in the Avalon area of NL have extensive igneous beach rock shaped by wave action | NEWFOUNDLAND

26: St. John's Waterfront 1970

27: St. John's Waterfront 2012

28: The Battery is home to Chain Rock, a land outcropping to which a large chain and anti-submarine boom were attached connecting to Fort Amherst in order to prevent the entry of German U-boats into the harbor during World War II. A chain was stretched between both rocks by means of a capstan at nightfall to prevent illegal entry of enemy ships.

34: fERRYLAND lIGHTHOUSE | T | Since 1870 the Lighthouse at Ferryland Head has stood as a beacon to passing ships. At times a stark warning of the dangerous jagged shores, at times a comforting reminder to sailors that they were not alone in the pitch-black night.

36: The Portuguese man o' war Jellyfish lives at the surface of the ocean. Although it can be found anywhere in the open ocean it is most commonly found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Pacific and Indian oceans and in the northern Atlantic Gulf Stream.

37: Ferryland, NFLD

39: . | Founded by Lord Baltimore in 1621, Ferryland is not only one of the most historic communities in Newfoundland, but in all of North America. Here too, was the birthplace of religious tolerance and freedom of worship in the New World. Incorporated in 1971, Ferryland now has a population of just over 500 people. Ferryland was called "Farilham" by the Portuguese fishermen and "Forillon" by the French-it later became anglicized to its current name "Ferryland."

42: Christian's Pub

43: Screeching In refers to the custom in which the person is to drink a shot of screech, kiss a codfish on the mouth, and answer the question "Is ye an honorary Newfoundlander?" To which the honoree replies "Deed I is me old cock, and long may your big jib draw!"

45: Petty Harbour, NFLD | Ten ziplines overlooking a scenic fishing village that still offers a truly unique outport experience

46: Strategically located in the town of Petty Harbor, NAZ offers the opportunity to soar along a rugged coastline and view a picturesque fishing village in a way that hasn't been seen before. The town of Petty Harbor is one of North America's oldest fishing villages and has been continuously occupied since 1598.

48: I can't believe it!! I am finally going to a place I have dreamed of ever since I was a child...a place where kangaroos roam, where I will get to hold the cutest sleepy bears in the world and a place where the ocean is full of amazing world renowned reefs and sea life. Australia Here I Come! | After ten days of the Newfoundland experience, | our adventure comes to a close

49: Farewell Newfoundland...... until next time

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