Colourful St. John’s Newfoundland

Written By Yula.ca

On March 28, 2020

Date Visited:  July 18-20, 2019

Before we head to Colourful St. John’s Newfoundland, we vist the easternmost point in Canada – Cape Spear.  There is lots to see and do at the Cape Spear National Historic Site.  Many trails and boardwalks to explore and take in the fresh Atlantic air.  There is a fort to visit and learn about the history.  And of course, another beautiful lighthouse.

It was fun contemplating this sign at Cape Spear.  Our travels have taken us to the southernmost point, and now the easternmost point.  We might make it out to the westernmost point in our future travels, but the chances of travelling to the northernmost point is highly doubtful! tongue-out

Easternmost point in Canada – Cape Spear National Park, Newfoundland

Westernmost point in Canada – Boundary Peak, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Northernmost point in Canada – Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut

Southernmost point in Canada – Point Pelee National Park, Ontario

Colourful St. John’s Newfoundland

We arrived in Colourful St. John’s Newfoundland at sunrise, just in time for breakfast.  The most noticable thing as we wandered around was the colour.  The homes are very well maintained, and the colours look amazing on this sunny and bright day.  We also made it up to Signal Hill, where we got the best view of the town and the port below.

After we spent the morning in St. John’s, we decided that it was time to head back to Port aux Basques and take the ferry back to Nova Scotia.  We stopped at Terra Nova National Park along the way.  You could see for miles and miles at the various lookouts in the park.  We tried to climb up the fire tower and made it half-way up.  It was SO windy and very scary, so we thought it best just to go back down.  The view would have been incredible had we made it all the way up.

Engraved on the chairs:

“How good is me life on this beautiful island
Inspires my soul and sets it free
I worship the wind the woods and the water
The things that make it so precious to me.
 – Jim Payne

After consulting our boondocking app – iOverlander – there were many good reviews about staying overnight at Woody Point.  And so that’s where we headed.  We were not disappointed, and also saw a whale in the bay early the next morning!

On our final day in Newfoundland, we took our time admiring the stunning landscape of this beautiful province.  We spent a little more time in Gros Morne National Park, stopped at a few more fishing villages and visited another lighthouse or two.

That night we arrived at Grand Bay West beach.  A beautiful spot to spend our last day here.  It was a short 10 minute drive to the ferry from here.  We met many campers spending the night here that were also booked to be on tomorrow morning’s ferry back to Nova Scotia.  It was fun learning about their adventures in Newfoundland.

The next morning we boarded the Marine Atlantic ferry and said goodbye to this province of stunning landscapes and amazing hospitality.  We safely arrived in North Sydney, Nova Scotia 7 hours later.

 

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Yours Truly …. Yula

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