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...

Occupy the City

Andrew and I went out with Bianca and Tijmen to check out the downtown Vancouver scene today. Along the way we encountered the “Occupy Vancouver” movement which is just one of the many that seems to be occurring across the country. We were surprised at the level of organization...

Elephants and Etch-a...

Andrew and I switched it up today and ventured out to go work in a local coffee shop for the morning. Along the way we found some interesting lawn ornaments modelled of the Bert and Ernie characters. After work we left to go to Granville Island we checked out the market and found a two seater...

Hanging out

Today was work as usual and then an evening spent hanging out with Bianca and...

Rainy Day Shop

Today after spending some time in the Starbucks working we ventured out on this rainy day to see what the fuss is about at the Lululemon warehouse. Lululemon is a quality athletic gear company based here in Vancouver. I’ve only ever bought a sweater because their prices so high that I...

Night in the Park

We’re taking a few days away from my sister so it is essentially like we’re back on the road but we’re not. We are finding creative locations to sleep and work in a city full of people. Today a visit to Starbucks for some work and we found them changing the decorations over...

Costumes and Firewor...

It is halloween in Vancouver. All of the houses are dressed up and the bowls are full with candy – we had half a mind to go trick or treating as hippies with our little pumpkin van but decided against it. The hallows-eve was particularly surprising – we saw less costumes and way...

Granville Parade

We ventured into the city this evening and caught a bit of a surprise – it was like a parade of halloween. Lots of people were dressed up and out on Granville street in their costumes, make-up and high heels. We sat and people-watched for a while – everyone enjoys a free show and...

Firesky

Tonight there was an unexpected but spectacular display of the northern lights which extended down into the lower 48 States (a rare occurrence). Not only that but the colours strayed from the typical greens and extended into the red spectrum. Being in downtown Vancouver I had little hope that...

Colours of Fall

Fall is here in full force (a month and a half later than the Yukon). The colours certainly are beautiful but because of our travelling I think this is the shortest summer we’ve ever experienced with the longest autumn on record. We both enjoy this season but I think we’re heat...