This was the first time for the both of us visiting Newfoundland. We flew out and then just drove around the Avalon peninsula (St. John’s area) and as far west as Bonavista.

As we heard so much, and were not disappointed, the Newfoundlanders are very friendly and easy to get along with. We noticed this immediately in St. John’s, while crossing the street. Even on the busiest streets, all motorists stopped to let us cross, like the whole city is a cross-walk. At one point, I was walking quickly so as not to hold up traffic. A driver waved his hand for me to slow down and take my time! Imagine that! Never in the GTA.

We spent a few days in St. John’s, taking day trips along the east coast to the north and south. Then we drove to the next peninsula to the west, and stayed in a village called Hant’s Harbour. Then we drove up to Bonavista, and stayed for a couple of nights in a B&B in Elliston, right on the ocean.

The only complaint I have is the Fish & Chips. They’re TOO GOOD, but a little rough on our stomachs not so used to fried food.

Hope you enjoy the pics.

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Guess who?

Along the Signal Hill Trail

St. John’s harbour

At Quidi Vidi Brewery with Air Canada staff.

Coast Guard ship in fog

Jelly Bean Lane, St. John’s

 

Hant’s Harbour

Puffin Island at Bonavista

Elliston is the Root Cellar capital of the world.

Skerwink Trail

Skerwink Trail

Skerwink Trail

Skerwink Trail

Skerwink Trail

Skerwink Trail

Along the Signal Hill Trail

Drilling ship just docked after a month on the sea.

Yellow Belly Brew

Skerwink Trail

B&B at Hant’s Harbour

 

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