Friday, July 28, 2017
Today we headed to Bridgeport Newfoundland to see a rare sight - the first iceberg to migrate into their harbor in 35 years. It was not there.
We met a nice guy carrying a lobster down the street and he said "It's still out there, sure enough. Around the corner. I'll call my son and he'll take you to see it." We said OK (of course) and headed for the harbor. We met Dwayne Canning there and he took us straight away on his 14 ft dory.
When we got just outside the main harbor, the iceberg was sitting there doing what icebergs do - melting slowly and making a lot of cracking noises. The weather has been hot the last few days so this berg is getting small fast. We're so happy we met Dwayne (and his Dad) and got the chance to see this berg up close!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Happy camper socks are in order today! We're headed East across Newfoundland to Gander. While NL is packed full of wonderfully friendly people, this town stands out for it's amazing efforts after the 911 attack. With a strategically located international airport they were on the front line receiving thousands of diverted flights. The townspeople opened their hearts and their homes to distressed travelers. #gander #newfoundland #blogthis
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Listening to the sound of the waves at Green Point in Gros Morne National Park is a powerful experience. Through the artwork of Rebecca Belmore, you are able to listen to the landscape even more intensely. We could hear the ocean sing! Our iPhone playing Pavarotti sounded pretty good too 😜 #grosmorne #greenpoint #artinstallation #ontheroad
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Monday, September 5, 2016
We arrived in our new location, 10 miles north of the Golden Gate bridge on August 28th, excited for our week long stay. We were close to the Larkspur Ferry terminal so that's how we got into the city. We added a 7 day Muni pass for all other transportation and we went almost 'car less' for 9 days!
- The cable car is the only MOVING National Historic Monument in the World.
- Marilyn Monroe married baseball star Joe Di Maggio in San Francisco's City Hall in 1954.
- The steepest street is not Lombard. Filbert St. between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets is even steeper at 31.5 degrees. We know because we hiked it!
- Twain never uttered the quote, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”
- San Franscisco outlawed burials in 1901. Most of its cemeteries are in Colma, California. There, the dead outnumber the living by over 1000 to 1.
- The Chinese fortune cookie was invented by a Japanese resident of San Francisco. You can visit the Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown to sample their wares.
- When Al Capone was at Alcatraz, he gave regular Sunday concerts with the inmate band, the Rock Islanders. He played the banjo.
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