After Bonavista and a self-guided puffin safari it was time to head for the Big Smoke of Newfoundland – St. John’s!
St John’s was to be a major administrative stop, topping up/dropping off various fluids, re-victualling and going for luxurious showers at a rec centre. We took in some of the sights of the oldest city in Canada, but quickly tired of the urban vibe. This has become a pattern for us – lots of excitement and anticipation, but then the reality of driving and parking and touring about a large city takes the shine off in very short order. We don’t visit many museums or other landmarks and prefer to be outside. Nature is our cathedral! Luckily, St. John’s has lots of potential for that in the area around Signal Hill, with high quality craft beer to fuel our ramblings. We spent our nights outside the city, including one at Cape Spear, the easternmost point in the Americas, which allowed us to catch the first sunrise of all.
Married mother of two awesome boys who is now living full time in a self converted Camper van and seeing more of the world.
We gave up something super special to live our dream of living a free and simple life on the road exploring new places and taking joy in the discovery of the extraordinary
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