70 000 km and so it ...

Today was all about driving. It was one of those days where you can watch gas prices rise steadily from $1.329-1.449/L , have a contest for worst washroom, best giant roadside attraction and most interesting comment from someone we’ve never met. The results of our day were the Esso...

We’re off to t...

Today we said hello to summer and goodbye to family. We spent the morning checking out a couple houses (our first actual visits) and I was happy with what we seemed to have learned in our recent real estate investment course. We are looking at places with little emotion and with a critical...

Fairy-land

This morning we packed up from our little free “camp site” and went to the local campground for a shower before heading into St. John’s to pick up Nadine for a little picnic. The Ferryland Picnics business is a great a concept – they have restored a historic lighthouse...

Dewy

We woke up this morning with a van that was covered in dew. This is the indicator that the nightly temperatures are starting to drop and autumn is here. I am going to remain in denial about the approaching winter season. We both want to make the absolute most of our visit to Newfoundland for...

Madrocks

Today the weather was promising compared to last nights rain. We drove up to the Bay Roberts with an obligatory drive through the town of Dildo, because it was along the way. I don’t know who named these towns but they are quite unique. We were headed to Madrock’s Cafe to meet our...

Simple day

Today we didn’t make it all that far. We wanted to go for a drive up the Bonavista Peninsula but the weather wasn’t cooperating. We’ve heard its a stunning place and we figure it will be nicer to see if it was sunny so and so we decided to just keep heading east with plans...

Misty Mountains

We woke up this morning to a bit of a misty view. We had breakfast, photographed jelly fish, hung out, made lunch, and went to visit some Newfoundland ponies and an organic farmer who plays music to his tomatoes. In the afternoon the weather began to improve slightly and we went for a...

Shower and Starlight

We didn’t get all that far today because we were both tied up with work. While I was on the phone though, Andrew met two cool guys, Alex and David, who were on the last couple days of their six week¬†exploration¬†of Newfoundland and Labrador. They’ve been here working hard to pull...

Cod Tongues

We took a little hike before made the drive out of Leading Tickles today and began making our way back to the eastern part of the island. Our goal is to get back to St. Johns to visit a friend who will be on the island for a little while. Not only that but, given our rapid exit to central...

Leading Tickles

We left Grand-Falls behind today. Not the most impressive town, but has what you need and it kept us safe through our little hurricane episode. We were happy to venture back out into this pretty province with no threats of bad weather. Our Brigus friends, Rick and Roberta, made it through the...

Hurricane Leslie

We’re spending the day hunkering down in Grand Falls today as a hurricane bashes the east coast of Newfoundland. Although they classified Leslie as a post-tropical storm they have said the sustained winds are hurricane force. In the below picture we are luckily between the towns of...

Inclement weather

Outrunning Hurricane Leslie is pretty much today’s goal. Our friends from last night made the decision to stay in Brigus despite the fact that the predicted path of Hurricane Leslie would be right through the Avalon Peninsula where we were. We weren’t quite sure what we should do,...

Cellphone delays

We woke up this morning with the best intentions to make the most out of the great weather but our plans got foiled quickly. First thing this morning in the parking lot we had a man ask us for a boost. We gladly went over to help him, but it didn’t seem to fix his problem. From what we...

Oops!

Oops – sorry! Life has gotten very busy and so we are quite behind in our updates – we’re holding it together but our wedding is in less than a week and so theres lots to get done. We will be back soon with updates..

Book Club

Last week I started to read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Sadly this is where I admit that it’s been a while since I read a fictional novel without the express purpose of having to write a report on it. I used to read intensively when I was younger but university sucked the life...

Churches and sheep

We had a fantastic day out and exploring some of the nearby villages on our little scooter. Our day seemed to revolve around churches and sheep. We saw (and photographed) about 3 of the many churches we saw, and found 2 lots of sheep (and some goats). We stopped at the top of a cliff to have...

Supermarket Supermoo...

We headed into Nafplio today for a bit of a tour around the town before we went to the market. By mid-day wandered to the market – repeating for the most part last Saturday’s events. Again, we returned loaded up with bags (and kilograms upon kilograms) of spinach, lettuce, apples,...

Coffee Communication

To switch it up today we headed out to the beach first thing for a walk. The water is still not warm enough to swim in – at least for us. You see people swimming all the time but Andrew’s theory is that most of these people only have only one week before their vacation is over and...

& again

I hate to be a repeating record but this week is so busy in terms of work we’ve been doing much of the same. Workout, hammock, work, and out for souvlaki and a walk on the beach at night. Another good day....

Finding Balance

Life has been very good these past few days. The sun is out (and it’s warm) every day, and while we have both had an abundance of work, we are finding a balance. We work mostly in the afternoon when the timezones align which leaves us some time in the morning for a quick workout or some...