Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tues, 22 July 2014 - on to St. John's!

The weather forecast was for a couple more days of sunshine, then rain. So it's time to get to St. John's and a nice dry motel room. But first, a REQUIRED side-trip:

It turned out that Dildo was pretty much my favourite town in Newfoundland: great harbour, lots of boats, not too small, not too big, and this place:
that had the WORLD'S BEST fish and chips. Actually the chips were un-spectacular although they did have the sense to have real malt vinegar at the table. But the FISH was the best I'd ever tasted. Local cod, they said. I could get used to that.

Then there was the harbour itself:
I was a bit disappointed that the outboards had taken over the East Coast as well - I would have loved to see an old chugger with an Easthope inboard (that apparently were made in Vancouver!).

Then, back on the TCH for the final leg into St. John's. Now, like Vancouver, St. John's has a nice park right in the city, but unlike Vancouver, you can camp there. So camp there I did, along with dozens of HUGE motorhomes and fifth-wheels from exotic locations like Florida and Texas. Tomorrow, start setting up how to get home and explore the city.


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