Most of us on the West Coast wouldn’t relate to the George Street Festival at St. John’s.
George Street is basically 500 feet of bars next to each other on both sides of the street. In the middle is a stage which gets great bands playing there over the 6 day event.
We went to the Bare Naked Ladies last night. We were lucky to get 2 of the 4000 tickets sold to the event.
At eleven the remaining public who want to party can get in for 20 bucks. Great Big Sea is playing this coming Tuesday.
What a great Province to come and explore. I have so many pictures to cherish and share with you all. But for now, it’s head to a wedding that starts in an hour, then leave in the morning for the airport.
All good things must end sooner or later and I have stretched this out about as far as one could. Thanks again to all those who have followed, helped, contributed or all three.
See you soon, Brian.
Now normally I am not a “foodie” (one who takes pictures of their food when they go out.) but this Blueberry Crisp with ice cream and blueberry sauce was amazing. Even us guys understood what that woman was trying to tell the girls back at that house by the water.
We drove out to Brigus which was an hour and a half out of St. John’s because we had heard from others it was a pretty little town.
The owner of this home steered us to lunch. She told the girls to “have the dessert, you won’t need a man.” 🙂
You won’t find a more picturesque setting for a brewery. Neale and Denise hosted a beer tasting for all the friends who have made the trek out for this Friday’s wedding.
The building was converted to a brewery from a fish packing plant back in the mid 1990’s after the cod fisheries moritorim took affect in 1992. We were told that Newfoundlanders drink 20 dozen beer per capita on an annual basis. (That’s every man, women and child.) Looks like a profitable business to be in.
Part of the tour was spent circling an island that is a bird reserve. There were thousands of birds absolutely everywhere on the outer side of the island. These puffins live on the weather protected side in burrows amongst the grass.
Over 30 of us went on a whale and puffin tour.
We saw this humpback and several Minke whales during the 2 hour tour.
As the wedding this Friday approaches, more and more friends are arriving at St. John’s. There were a dozen of us that drove down to Ferryland, a community that started in 1621. There is an Archaeological dig currently going on as well as a good 2 km hike out to the lighthouse.
Here Shirley and Louise are reading about how the women and children held off two French attacks back in the 1700’s while the men were away.
This is the Pitcher Plant which is the Provincial flower. It attracts then eats the insects that get caught within it. Looks innocent enough. 🙂
We visited the Tablelands within Gros Morne Park today. This is a holy grail for Geologists and attracts them from all over the world plus NASA finds similarities to Mars here and conducts experiments. For a scheduled rainy day we lucked out again.
This 2 hour boat tour goes to the far end of the pond, with spectacular waterfalls cascading down in several spots along the way.