On Tuesday we drove to Bay Bluffs and O'brien’s
tour boats. The boat goes out into the Witless Bay
Ecological Reserve home to the largest Atlantic Puffin
Colony in North America and countless other seabirds including
Common Murre, Black Legged Kittiwake and Razor Bill Auk but don't
ask me to identify which is which.
The boat ride was pretty bouncy but we did see one
whale that hung around and entertained us and of course sea birds
as well as the gorgeous coastline
From the boat we drove to Cape Spear. Cape
Spear is the most easterly point of Canada and except for
Greenland the most easterly of North America.
It was quite crowded so we parked about a half mile away and
walked up the hill, no big deal. The original lighthouse was
built in 1835 and in 1955 the Fresnel lens was transferred
to a new concrete tower.
Visitors often see icebergs, whales and birds form that
but we didn't see any wildlife
We looked at the exhibits in the visitors center and
continued up to the original lighthouse which is a
National Historic site and was undergoing renovation when we
but I did find the ubiquitous red Adirondack chairs to
During the Second World War the area
was also the site of a gun battery whose structures including
some rusting guns are still in place.
We returned to the trailer for a snack and
went for gas and groceries
On Wednesday we left Pippy Park and drove back west to Sunset RV
in Argentia about a mile from the Nova Scotia ferry. The
campground is in a industrial park on the site of a World War
Two US Naval base were our Sister in Laws father had been
stationed during the war. We took a brief walk and saw some of
the old bunkers.
The next day we drove down to the
terminal to take the ferry back to Nova Scotia. Prior
to entering the Ferry area we were required to drive through
a truck wash. Since we were early we went into the ferry
terminal and toured an exhibit about the World War Two US
In addition to our Sister IN Laws father Victor Mature was
also station there and many entertainers came with the USO
to entertain the troops I don't recognize any of them
although the guy on the right looks like Sinatra but
description didn't mention him.
We had arrived in Newfoundland on July 4 after a 7 hour
crossing from North Sidney. Argentina on the other hand
requires a 14 hour crossing to a North Sydney, Nova Scotia. We
took a State room for the 14 hour crossing and slept on chairs
in the lounge for the shorter crossing to