Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our last stop...Signal Hill, St. John's, Nfld.

Signal Hill was a must-see before we left Newfoundland. Early morning fog surrounded us and the smell of fresh ocean water was intoxicating. We were all a bit tired and giddy but we climbed the hill anxious to capture the city view. We waited, and waited for the fog to lift.

Through the fog we noticed these guys heading to the top

The final battle of the Seven Years War in North America was fought in 1762 at the Battle of Signal Hill, in which the French surrendered St. John's to the British under the command of Lt. Colonel William Amherst. Lt. Colonel Amherst renamed what was then known as "The Lookout" as "Signal Hill," because of the signalling that took place upon its summit from its flagmast. Flag communication between land and sea would take place there from the 17th century until 1960.

We had to do something while we waited :)

The fog lifted enough for us to see the city of St. John's

 What a fantastic view. It is a place where people go to gather their thoughts and walk their very fortunate dogs. I loved it and it was here I said "Goodbye" to St. Johns. We gathered our belongings and headed to the airport. The happy couple will finish their holiday and head home soon.

``Loved you, Newfoundland and all your wonderful people. ``

Now it`s back to reality and I`m heading out to cat-sit.  I missed all my kitties.

hugs, Deb


  1. Definitely worth the wait to see the view! I bet all your kitties missed you.

  2. wow, what great shots. are those your daughters??? beautiful girls.

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    2. Yes, those are my girls, Hilary. Jess (bride in previous posts) is 30 and Allie is 25. I have a son in between, John who is 28.

  3. Such a beautiful part of the country you are seeing. Going out East is for sure on my bucket list!
    xo Catherine

  4. Ah, fog. I remember being fogged in for weeks at a time when we lived on the coast of Nova Scotia! Love these pics.