0.00 km - Total so far 3,354.80 km
We had looked forward to cycling to Cape Spear but I was not comfortable going there on our bikes. Yesterday, we had two incidents when drivers told us to "Get off the &*%$# road" and this was on roads where the posted speed limits were 40 kph on one road and 50 kph on the other. It is a narrow road with no shoulder to speak of going to Cape Spear. With Cape Spear being a major tourist attraction, I would expect there be quite a bit of traffic and not all of it made up of relaxed drivers thrilled at the sight of two heavily loaded touring cyclists sharing the road with them.
This is definitely not the outcome we had envisioned since leaving Port-aux-Basques more than two weeks ago.
Today we took a day off from cycling and played tourists in St. John's. After a nice lunch of moose burgers at the Shamrock City Pub, we got on the Legends Tour mini-bus for an afternoon of sight seeing.
|First stop on our tour Cape Spear|
|Picture of a flower taken at Cape Spear|
|The well rested cyclists masquerading as tourists|
|The quint village of Quidi Vidi|
|St. John's North and the harbour taken from Signal Hill|
|Yours truly on the deck of the Cabot Tower, Signal Hill|
|Two people walking on the trail at Signal Hill and a white thing |
in the left corner
|Cabot Tower as seen from St. John's Harbour|
|The Maerske Cutter. Off shore resupply ship that doubles as an|
iceberg tug as required
|Jellybean Row Houses on King Street|
|More Jellybean Row Houses on Prescott Street|
|Even more Jellybean Row Houses|
|Holloway Street is so steep that there are steps and handrails on the side walk|
|Prospect Street note how much higher the left side of the street is. |
You must need your arm and leg to open the driver side door on the lower side of the street.