Yesterday in Newfoundland….

Hard to believe, but it was just yesterday late afternoon I was in St. John’s! I’m very tired from 4 flights home today and running through airports to make connections. And given the speed with which US Customs officials work, believe me, I ran to make my flight.

Above is a snapshot of St. John’s harbor; it’s a general shot so you can see neither the business district or the industrial shipping areas. Or “the bubbler”; which is where lots of the city’s raw sewage enters the harbor.  I was told “you need a shot” if you fall in the harbor. That is encouraging.

This is the narrow entrance to the harbor; I’ve read it’s about 11 meters deep:

And then looking out from the harbor, nothing but the endless North Atlantic; here’s a windswept shot of me and Deanne Aylward, one of the many gracious Aylwards up there you’ll hear more about in the coming days (as I edit my photos!!):

The first time I caught a glimpse of the massive sea past the harbor  entrance I stopped in my tracks. That was my first day in St. John’s. It’s not just because of I’m a desert-dweller; anyone with any sense should be sensibly awe-struck by the raw power of the ocean up there, and it’s influence on human imagination, narratives and commerce.

3 thoughts on “Yesterday in Newfoundland….

  1. I’ll send you some photos when I get back to Van. which is unfortunally Wednesday We’ve had a great holiday in Newfoundland this year especally since my whole family came down. But as I SAID IT ALL ENDS ON WEDNESDAY I guess all good things must come to an end. I don’t have to tell you how good the people of this providence are and how much I will miss this way of life.

    • Thanks for your comment. I can only imagine how sad you must feel. I wish I’d been able to meet all of your kids; please tell Barry I’m sorry I couldn’t take you up on the ride to the airport.

      I’m still a bit down….and I’m not even FROM Port Kirwan, like you are, this is just my first visit! I’ll send you an email and get your snail mail from you that way; I have some photos, too. I wish we could’ve spent more time together; it’s inevitable that you wind up bonding with your blood relations, though. I had a blast. I can’t wait to go back.

      It was good to meet you. Hang in there and talk to you soon…..

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