Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Newfoundland Day 2

Mom and I arose bright and early at 4:30 this morning, very excited and with great anticipation, to be the first to see the sun rise on North America. Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America, so we wanted to get out to the point by sunrise this morning. We couldn't wait for the beautiful, glorious event, and this is what we saw...

Instead of a sunrise we got a fogrise. So we spent the morning watching the waves roll in.

We spent the rest of the day happily touring around Portugal Cove, Torbay Beach, Flatrock, Pouch Cove, Quidi Vidi Village, etc., all in the fog. We'll have to retrace our steps another day.

Saw part of a great little fishing village at Quidi Vidi.

Then, we stumbled up Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at Flatrock, and I stumbled up the stairs of Golgotha following the Stations of the Cross.

Our greatest adventure was heading up a gravel road for several miles to Biscayan Cove and Cape St. Francis on the Northeast tip of Newfoundland. There wasn't anything there except a lighthouse and a lot of fog. And this Inuksut guy.

We ended the evening with dinner with Steve, Adam, Janye, Jessica, and Alyssa at the cafe at The Rooms before Bible Study. Steve and Adam are church planters working in Newfoundland, and the three girls are summer missionaries working on the campus and with local outreaches. It was so great to connect with them.


At 10:55 PM, Blogger David Russell said...

I wonder if Torbay Beach is named for Torbay in the south of England. It's also called Torquay there and is the setting for one of my all-time favorite British comedies, Fawlty Towers.


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