Canada 2009 (Newfoundland)

St. John's

A na zaver cestovania v Kanade som si letecky odskocil na ostrov Newfloundland. Prijemni ludia tu ziju, idete po ulici a zdravia vas miestni, kazdy sa s vami rozprava, Slovensko nepoznaju, aj ked Ceskoslovensko im uz ako tak nieco hovori. Obcas mam problem rozumiet, pouziva sa tu Newfoundland English, co je mix Irskej a Devonsko-Cornwallskej Anglictiny, ale zvyknut sa po par hodinach da.

ST JOHN’S (NEWFLOUNDLAND)


Kopec Signal Hill nad mestom St John’s.

Signal Hill is a hill which overlooks the city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Na obrazku je Fort Amherst s majakom pri vchode do pristavu St John’s – hlavne mesto provincie Newfoundland and Labrador. Odfotene pocas stupania na nedaleky Signall Hill.

Fort Amherst is a small community within St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located on the southern side of The Narrows, the entrance to St. John's harbor. Apart from some family dwellings, Fort Amherst consists of a man-made harbor, a lighthouse and the remains of gun emplacements built during World War II to defend against German U-boats.The original fortifications at Fort Amherst, built in the 1770s, are no longer visible.

Kusok pod vrcholom Signall Hill, na ktorom sa nachadza Cabot Tower – miesto prveho transatlantickeho bezdrotoveho prenosu signalu.

Cabot Tower was built in 1897 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland, and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It is located on top of Signal Hill overlooking the city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message at a position near the tower, the letter "S" in Morse Code sent from Poldhu, Cornwall, United Kingdom.


Cabot Tower. Skoro ma *****, ked som po dvojhodinovom vystupe s vyplazenym jazykom po strmom kamenistom kopci so stativom vo vaku zistil, ze z druhej strany kopca je cesta a hned pod vezou obrovske parkovisko pre tiez-turistov :)


Rano na ranajkach v bed & breakfast zistil, ze jeho majitelka tiez so svojimi bratmi vlastni celkom uspesnu tour company a hned ma naverbovala na jednu z plavieb po oceane, nedalo sa odmietnut a vlastne ani som nechcel. Bolo super. Velryby sme zial nevideli, ale ti co sli po nas vraj ano. Len nejake vtaky (Atlantic Puffin) a zopar ladovcov.








Newfoundlasky pes Paddy sa vyskytoval v pristave na prechadzke so svojou pani a musel zopar hodin pozovat turistom, fotit sa s nim chcel kazdy. Vobec sa necudujem.


S mojimi novymi znamymi, s ktorymi som sa zoznamil v The Narrows Bed & Breakfast sme sa rozhodli na aute prejst Irish Loop, co je asi 300 km trasa po pobrezi na jednom z polostrovov Newfoundlandu. Pusta krajina, kde okrem zopar rybarskych osad nic nie je, ale sceneria fantasticka. Zit by som tu nedokazal, ale v lete by som tu mal rad nejaku vikendovu chalupku pri oceane.

The Irish Loop refers to an area that encircles the shores of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. The area is named after the Irish immigrants that first inhabited this part of Newfoundland, and for the geography which resembles their homeland. This tour around the Irish Loop can be done in a day at a leisurely pace or is best done over a couple of days to truly enjoy the scenery, history and the people.

This scenic and historic drive starts at St. John's and heads south on Route 10 into the heart of Irish Newfoundland and the magical world of whales, seabirds and caribou, then loops back to St. John’s.



OK, toto je uz uplny ciel mojho vyletu, dalej na vychod sa v Kanade ist neda. Cape Spear – najvychodnejsi bod severoamerickeho kontinentu. Je 28. maja 2009, 8 hodin vecer, na druhy den poobede letim naspet do Halifaxu a odtial o polnoci do Londyna.

Cape Spear, located on the Avalon Peninsula near St. John's, Newfoundland, is the easternmost point in Canada (52°37'W). Cape Spear is also the easternmost point in North America.

Novy a doteraz pouzivany majak na Cape Spear z roku 1955.

A new concrete building was built to house the light in 1955.

Povodny majak na Cape Spear postaveny v roku 1836.

The original Cape Spear lighthouse was the second lighthouse built in Newfoundland; the first was built in 1810 at Fort Amherst, at the entrance to St. John's Harbour. In 1832, the first legislative assembly for the colony created a lighthouse board. Cape Spear was chosen as the site for a new lighthouse because it was on the rocky eastern coast near the entrance to St John's harbour.

Este pred odletom mam 5 hodin na aky taky prieskum mesta St John’s, z ktoreho som okrem vecernej irskej krcmovej pitky (maju tu Strongbow !!!) zatial nic nemal. Kusok od centra mesta sa nachadza mala rybarska komunita nazyvana Quidi Vidi. A tu som videl konecne prveho Losa Americkeho. Podla domacich sa tu nezjavil ziadny asi 8 rokov a vobec nechapu odkial sa sem tento zatulal. Zial fotky su rozmazane a nepouzitelne … los nepockal kym zmenim nastavenie na fotaku a zutekal prec.

Quidi Vidi (pronunciations vary, even amongst longtime residents, but "Kiddy Viddy" is the most common) is a neighbourhood in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. It was known for once being a historic fishing village. It was active after World War II for the construction of Pepperrell Air Force Base. Field work near Quidi Vidi Lake began on October 15, 1940. During April and May, 1941 the Newfoundland Base Contractors' personnel began arriving, and construction was taken over by their organization.



Water Street – najstarsia ulica v Severnej Amerike zo 16. storocia.

Water Street, located in downtown St. John's, was developed in the early 16th century, and is the oldest street in North America. It became a commercial trading outpost for the Basques, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English. To this day, it remains the hub of commercial activity in the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.The street now boasts many souvenir shops, restaurants, pubs, and high-end boutiques, as well as some other commercial ventures.






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