Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Botanical Gardens in St John's and Downtown

Joanne wanted us to be sure to see the Botanical Gardens and it was a beautiful day so it was a good day to walk through gardens and trails.  The flowers were truly beautiful and worth the visit.  There is a small tea room on site so we also had lunch there.


We took another walk downtown and went into a shop called "Nonia" where everything is handmade by the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The shop is mostly knitted items; sweaters, mitts, hats etc but I spotted this quilt. 

It was hand pieced and hand quilted.
I couldn't resist taking a picture of it.

 Joanne took us out to dinner to St. Phillips which is "in the cove" (Portugal Cove).  The name of the restaurant is By the Beach pronounced By da Beach.  This is the place to eat fish and chips.  The line up is out the door at any time of the evening and definitely worth the wait. 
By The Beach

The view was also spectacular.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with that this is the place for fish and chips.