Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Logy Bay, Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada
Dec 20, 2016 - Finally here.
So, after over 24 hours, I finally got here. Long story short, there were delays. And more delays. Then a mechanical problem. Then the plane going from KC to Toronto needed to be de-iced. And then the de-icing trucks had problems. Comedy of errors. Finally got to Toronto, and then rebooked on a direct flight to St. John's. And now I'm here. (well, after a good night's rest, because it's been a long time since I've been able to pull an all-nighter.) So, today's plans are shaping up as a good recovery day. It's beautiful outside: sunny and...Jump to full entry
Jul 8, 2014 - Last day *snif*
Today was my last full day here in Newfoundland. Did a lot today - saw a few people, watched a movie, and packed everything back up. I hate goodbyes. I love this place, and it's hard to say later on - but that's what this is - it's a later on. I'll be back; no doubt of that, but in the short term, it sucks a bit to leave. I mean, where else can you touch the beginnings of the earth, be in contact with the spirit of explorers, walk where the Norse walked, be in buildings dating back to the 1700s, and feel like you're in some small European...Jump to full entry
Jul 7, 2014 - Going twacking.
For everyone,"twacking" is a Newfoundland term which basically means to window shop, to look at things but not actually purchase them. I'll be making some purchases today, but on the whole, there may be window shopping, too. I may also have a chance to head up to Flatrock for some sightseeing, as well. Hurricane Arthur didn't really hit here in St. John's yesterday - in fact, it was sunny and a bit breezy, with about 5 mm of rain total. Have to head out - brunch awaits!Jump to full entry
Jun 28, 2014 - Sea Glass and Kelp
One of the things I love about Port B is picking up sea glass. There's not as much of it St. John's proper, but Port Blandford has a few bits here and there. I've picked up some really unusual pieces that are softened up a bit, and it's fun seeing the treasures that low tide gives. The drive from Port B to St. John's was raining and not very fun, due to a rain squall.. Today, as I type this, I am watching the fog roll by (which is not something I'm used to, as wind destroys any fog we get in the Midwest). Today is a take it easy day and a...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2014 - Vikings and Byzantines
I'll be off to L'Anse aux Meadows today. As a historical recreationist, I'm most excited about heading off to see Norstead (though, we'll go to Deer Lake today to the Insectarium), as this is the oldest Norse settlement in North America, dating back to the 8th century. While my preference is certainly Byzantine history, this is still really freakin' cool. (yes, there will be photos.) Anyway - packing the car now! See you in another journal entry (where I will be posting nerd photos of me playing with bugs at the Insectarium, I think).Jump to full entry
Jun 23, 2014 - Walk on the Ocean
Went to Middle Cove yesterday, and listened to the waves come in (video can be found here: http://youtu.be/kVzGsR1TFeA). It's significantly cooler here than it would be home - I've been wearing jackets and long-sleeved shirts where at home in KC, I would be sweltering with the air conditioning on. It's really quite lovely here - the lad and I are going to head out tomorrow for L'Anse aux Meadows, and will make a couple of stops along the way. Yay for adventure! I'll load up photos when I get them, and will hopefully have them posted, too.Jump to full entry
Jun 22, 2014 - Taking it easy
I've been taking it easy the past couple of days - trying to get re-acclimated to the time zone I'm in (especially since I've essentially travelled across the whole of North America to get here - a week ago, I was travelling home from Las Vegas), and also, prepping for the trip across the island to the Northern Peninsula to L'Anse aux Meadows, which will take about four days to get there and back again. Photos will be coming soon - I promise.Jump to full entry