St John's, Newfoundland
Having my passport in hand for a mere 16 and a half hours and officially retiring 14 hours ago, I'm waiting to start an historic tour of St. John's with Boyle Tours.
St. Thomas Anglican Church was built in 1836. It is the oldest active Anglican Church in Newfoundland.
Saint John's Harbour-
And what I really came for!
Cabot Tower- I walked up via the road and down on the edge of the harbor. Only fell once! Unfortunately I missed the Geo Centre, which has a great exhibit about the Titanic.
The walking path to access Signal Hill and Cabot tower crosses this private deck. That's not a problem here in Newfoundland-
I tried to get "screeched" but no bartender had time - bars are a busy place on a Friday in Newfoundland. As far as I understand, screeching involves some poetry, some alcohol and some loving - one has to kiss a fish and at O'Reiley's, Seamus is a frozen cod kept in the freezer to be warmed up for this type of special cultural exchange. A certificate is also awarded, making the whole process official. I'm sorry I missed it. Guess it means I'll have to come back.
Flying to London tonight at 11 pm.