cape spear

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Thanksgiving Monday we all headed out to Cape Spear, the most Easterly point of North America – the closest you can walk to Ireland without getting wet. When we left our house, it was cloudy and the weather wasn’t that promising, but by the time we picked up my parents and started walking around Cape Spear, the sun came out and it was simply glorious! It was chilly, but in a crisp, fall way – fresh and invigorating.

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There are signs all over the place warning people to stay on the dedicated trails. It is so tempting to walk down to the rocks and be close to the waves, but NOT a good idea. People have drowned. The waves can be unpredictable and are very powerful. Incredible to witness, but only safely from the trails.

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There are gun emplacements/bunkers that are so interesting for photos. We had fun taking some shots with the kids.

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The lighthouse was built in 1836 and is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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It really was a magnificent day. I can’t possibly fit in all the photos I took. Some of these photos are from my iphone and some were taken by my Dad.  Thanks for sharing Dad! I am still so happy to be living close to my parents – they are pretty awesome.

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Cape Spear is a must-see if you are visiting St. John’s.  Another stunning vista to add to the long list around here.

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6 thoughts on “cape spear

  1. Hey Marlayne, great blog! I had a fleeting visit over summer and seeing these places after 20 years blew my mind. I really miss it. Lovely to see photos of you and your gorgeous family too 🙂 Helena

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