Friday, July 29, 2011

Day One in St John's

We arrived late on Wednesday to thick fog here in St. John's.  We knew it was raining but when the captain said: "We will attempt to land." I wasn't sure I heard right.  Apparently a lot of planes did not land that night.

Thursday we went the Geo Centre which is what they describe as "Earth's Geological Showcase"  We spent about 3 hours here just exploring and taking guided tours.  There is an exhibit on the Planets, Oil & Gas formation, the Titanic, and The Great Rock Wall.

The Great Rock Wall

You enter the building at ground level but
the exhibits are underground right beside
the excavated
Great Rock Wall.

After we left here we drove up the hill past the Information Centre for Signal Hill where a Military Tattoo was performing.

Military Tattoo

From here we continued on up to Signal Hill, where Marconi had received the first wireless Trans Atlantic Radio transmission.

Signal Hill

 From here you can see all of St. John's

St. John's NL from Signal Hill

YKW listening to what
Marconi heard.

More exploring ahead for today.



Shaun said...

How wonderful to come across your blog and see you talking about my beautiful city. Hope you don't mind the cool weather. Hope you enjoy every moment.

cmcleonard said...

Nice posting. You did a lot. Looks like a good place to live. I wish I could have been to the exhibit with you (I love geology and we had a little EQ Monday morning).