In July of 2022, I joined Muench Workshops for a one week tour of Newfoundland. We spent the first three nights in St. John's going on day trips from the city. St. John's is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland. In the map located above, you can find St. John's beside the drawing of the colorful tall houses. At the end of the trip I spent a day in St. John's sightseeing on my own.
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site is found on Canada's most easterly point of land and is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador. The lighthouse was constructed in 1836 and is a 20-minute drive from downtown St. John's. In 1955 a new lighthouse tower was built nearby using the original light. With my back facing the sea, the entire population of North America was in front of me with only Ireland behind me.
On my last day in St. John's, I visited the Quidi Vidi Village in the east end of downtown St. John's. This town is known for being one of the oldest fishing villages in North America.
After leaving Quidi Vidi, I managed to find my way to a hiking trail which connected to Signal Hill where I would see views of the city of St. Johns.
A view on the hiking trail.
A view of St. John's from Signal Hill.
I then walked down to Jellybean Row in St. John's which describes the entire downtown hillside. The area is named for its brightly colored facades. The jellybean houses were built in 1860. The great fire of 1877 destroyed over two hundred acres of downtown Saint John's but the buildings were spared.
To see more of my photos of St. John's please click on the following link which will take you to the gallery.