NEWFOUNDLAND - It was a short visit, but one we've been waiting to do for a few years. In fact, this trip was delay by two weeks because of the hurricane blowing across the island.
Sherry Griffin, the Station Manager invited me to come, meet the staff, explore "the rock" and see VOAR after many years of only connecting via email. It was such a great visit, we loved it so much, that we're planning a return next summer to go whale and puffin watching!
Dinner at "Relish", hanging out at Battery Road, the view of the Harbour, Petty Harbour, Signal Hill, the Terry Fox site, Witless Bay, VOAR - dinner at Tina's! Aside from the guy cutting his nails at the airport, it was all awesome!
Here's a video from Signal Hill. Probably the highlight, Cabot Tower, location of a bunch of wars but also the location where Marconi got his first radio wireless message from England, in 1901.
|Signal Hill - Cabot Tower. The video above was shot from the top left.|
|At Cape Spear - the most easterly point in North America.|
|Petty Harbour at sunset. It's an active fishing village.|
|OZ FM - mainstream radio.|
|VOAR, me with Station Manager and tour host Sherry Griffin|
|On Battery Road, Signal Hill on the left, overlooking the mouth of the Harbour.|
|Signal Hill, Janice and me.|
|Cape Spear, the lighthouse overlooking the ocean, just south of St. John's.|
|Returning from Petty Harbour, looking over the city of St. John's.|
|Ok, so another highlight - the location where Terry Fox dipped his leg in the ocean on his 1981 run.|
|OZ FM - with Lindsey Andrews - "big cheese" - had lots of time for me.|
|Quidi Vidi - an active fishing village.|