Sunday, September 3, 2017

St. John's, NL Zero Day

On our rest day here we walked 5.5 miles and saw parts of the city we did not see yesterday, We got to the top of Signal Hill where Marconi received the first transatlantic radio communication in 1901.

While high on the hill we saw this immense cruise ship approaching the harbor, it was the Aidaluba en route from Kiel, Germany to New York via this itinerary:

https://www.cruisetimetables.com/cruisesonaidaluna-aug2017.html

It was cool to see the 2000 passenger ship pull into this little harbor.



We then left for 4 hours on a whale and puffin watch boat.  It was gorgeous weather and we saw one oil drilling platform, one minke whale, and 1,000,000,000 puffins. When back on land we bought a children's story book for Ella about...well, basically a "Make way for puffins" set in St. John's,  





Another great meal in a pub tonight.  Tomorrow we start the trip back to Nova Scotia via 16 hour overnight ferry.

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