St. John’s has so much to offer – it feels as though we could spend the entire nineteen days exploring this city alone!
Today most of us took a tour of the east coast of island (“down North”). Our first stop was the Logy Bay Ocean Science Research Facility. This is where Memorial University students study aquatic life and learn about these fascinating animals work within the ocean ecosystem.
Then we visited Middle Cove Beach – a wonderful, natural setting where we listened to the water trickle over and through the rocks.
When Bob asked to see a fish, Andrew, our local guide, took us to Tappers Cove where we saw the Cod Fishermen filleting their catch. We learned so much just from being right on the dock and seeing the men working with the knives. (like, “Where, exactly, are the ‘tongues’ located?”)
Then we came to The Rooms to see the Provincial museum and the art gallery.
For dinner, most of us went to The Celtic Hearth. Although the service was slow, we had an opportunity to get to know each other better and experience their take on a “Jigg’s Dinner”.