St. Johns, 2013


We went to St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada again for a few days to visit our son, daughter in law and Grandchildren. We were there in 2011 the last time. The weather was much better this time and we really enjoyed our grandsons as they had grown so much.

St John’s Harbor. Please click on photo for larger image.
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“St. John’s, our province’s capital, is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. As the oldest and most easterly city in North America, this is where heritage lives. Melded with culture, history, and personality, St. John’s has survived two World Wars, five centuries, countless hardships and triumphs. It’s become a rare, old city full of character, experience and charisma, with a contemporary, sophisticated edge.” –Newfoundland and Labrador

Quidi Vidi Village. Nikon D70 ©


Quidi Vidi
 Village Nikon D70 ©

Quidi Vidi, Nikon D70 ©

Quidi Vidi Brewing Company Nikon D70 ©

View of St John’s harbor from Signal Hill . Nikon D70 ©

Fort Amherst Lighthouse from Signal Hill. Nikon D70 ©

The Cabot Tower, Signal Hill, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Soldiers at The Cabot Tower, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Soldier in uniform at The Cabot Tower. Nikon D70 ©

Soldier of the  Signal Hill Tattoo, Signal Hill , St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Soldier at Signal Hill , St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Soldier at Signal Hill , St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Sign at The Cabot Tower, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Man made Cave at Grebe’s nest on Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

We all visited Bell Island again by Ferry and were fortunate enough to pick wild strawberries. We also had a great fish and chips atDicks’s Fish and Chips, which we can highly recommend. Situated on the beach, next to the ferry terminal, this is an ideal place to start or end your visit to Bell Island.” – Bell Island.net

Stack at Grebe’s Nest, Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

“Bell Island is in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the largest of several islands in Conception Bay, measuring about 9 km by 3.5 km. From the province’s capital St. John’s, the oldest city in North America, it’s a 20-minute drive to the ferry terminal at Portugal Cove, then a 20-minute ferry ride to Bell Island. ” – Bell Island

Bell Island and the Ferry from Portugal cove. Nikon D70 ©

The Flanders ferry. Nikon D70 ©

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Our son spotted R2D2 on the ferry. Nikon D70 ©

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Lobster Traps in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. Nikon D70 ©

Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©

Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©
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We all visited Lester’s Farm Market to pick Strawberries. Nikon Coolpix P5100 ©
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Everybody enjoyed it very much. Nikon D70 ©

Newfoundland 2011

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St John’s Newfoundland 2011

St. John’s Harbor

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The graphics were made from this painting, which was hand-painted in Newfoundland.

12 comments

  1. Fantastic shots, Tok. A few looked familiar, probably from when you shared your 2011 visit. Which, by the way, doesn’t seem like it could have been 2 years ago.

    Love the R2D2 find on the ferry. He’s a dead ringer.

    So glad that you had a chance to visit your grandsons while the weather cooperated.

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    • I’m glad you liked them. You are right, we revisited our favorite spots, as most of our time was spent with family, of which we took many photos, it was also our youngest grandson’s second birthday and he was so good at he’s party.
      I wonder how many people recognize R2D2 😉

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    • It is very different, you would love it.
      The village is very small, but one can capture the charm in a few shots of similar fishing villages in Newfoundland.

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  2. I also remember some of the scenes, but they are well worth revisiting. Another very ‘different’ part of the world from what I am used to. Striking.

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