70.50 km - Total so far 3,354.80 km
I don't know if you picked up from reading yesterday's blog that we really liked Brigus. Upon leaving the campground, we spent another 45 minutes touring Brigus and snapping pictures. Once on the road, our destination was Mount Pearl.
|John's house (campground owner) and small bridge over the brook|
|Post office and community hall. Note the white picket fences|
A good portion of Brigus is built on hillsides, more white picket fences
|The hill goes up quite a ways. Again white picket fences|
|St George's Heritage Church (big white building with black |
and reddish roof)
We once again we followed the Old Conception Bay Highway, so we rode through one small community after the other. The highway runs from Cupids all the way to St. John's along Conception Bay.
In Conception Harbour, we spotted a number of boats at the wharf. There Helene started a chat with an older gentleman who was working on an old building. He identified himself as the owner and a resident of Philadelphia who was up here on holidays with his son from California. His father is a Newfoundlander and he inherited the property. There is a long standing relationship between Newfoundland and the United States and this is evidenced by the number of US flags we have seen flying during our ride through the island.
|Three sizes of fishing boats in Conception Harbour. The two|
smaller boats are made of wood
|Conception Bay as seen from Avondale|
|Conception Bay as seen from Harbour Main|
|A big tractor with not two but three tandem wheel axles|
|No nice brook picture today so North Arm River picture in lieu|
|Conception Bay as seen from Holyrood|
|Monument of Honour, Conception Bay South|
|Bell Island as seen from Topsail|
|Newfoundland T'Railway Provincial Park, Mount Pearl|
43.81 miles - Total so far 2,084.57 miles