|On top of Signal Hill where Marconi|
received the first Trans-Atlantic
wireless signal. Yes that's fog
I love the place names too. They are all creative and cute. Gander, Come by Chance, Conception Bay, Dildo. Let's not forget Top Sail, Birchy Nap and Bacon Cove. Lakes are called ponds, it doesn't seem to matter what size it is, if I would consider it a lake its still called a pond. Paddy's Pond, Lost Pond, Gushue Pond, Kenny's Pond, I think the names make them seem like inviting places to visit. Even the street names are inviting, Freshwater Road, Cook Street, New Cove Road, and Marigold Place.
|A typical Newfoundland beach.|
I even brought home a few rocks to throw through the old rock tumbler. (Those of you who know me well are aware that I cannot go for a walk without picking up a rock.) We purchased two big chunks of Labradorite to cut up for making jewellery and I bought myself a lovely pair of Labrodorite earrings. (Labradorite is the official stone of NFLD.) Its tone varies, but when you hold it just right it is kind or iridescent. It shines blue, green and sometimes even gold.
|My new Labradorite earrings.|
|Raw Labradorite Stone|
|We took an ocean cruise on this boat. Saw some whales|
and the eastern-most land point in North America.
|Coming back to St John's after our cruise.|
The people in Newfoundland were friendly and entertaining and I cannot wait to go back next year!