September 2014

A trip to Newfoundland

St. John's Harbor


Port


Port II


Barge


National Geographic ship visiting


The harbor entrance I


The harbor entrance II





The harbor entrance III


Coast Guard


Tugboat


Two dories


The harbor viewed from Signal Hill


Ship traffic


Fort Amherst


Cruise ship

Battery Then...










...and Battery Now


Perched on a Rock


The streets are steep and narrow










Signal Hill National Historic Site


Erratic and the narrow harbor entrance





A series of cairns


Steps into Atlantic


Rugged coastline


A view of Cabot Tower from Cuckolds Cove


North Head Trail


Seagulls


A man at a summit (View of St. John's)


St. John's-centered view of the world


Well-protected I


Well-protected II

Downtown





Winterholme (my hotel).
Built in 1905-1907. Queen Anne Revival architectural style.


Auto-portrait at National War Memorial
(for soldiers of Newfoundland who fought in World War I)


New Founde Chocolate Lande mural on the side of Newfoundland Chocolate Co.building
(pretty good chocolate!)


Trinitaria by Michele Stamp (2006). The colors are of milk, dark and white chocolate.


No commment!


Downtown at dusk


Downtown and the harbor at night (view from the Rooms)

Misc.


Quidi Vidi Village


Quidi Vidi Village (detail)




Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve
[The UNESCO Heritage Site]


Barren landscape: the trail to the fossil outcrop





Rare pre-Cambrian (Ediacaran, 5653 million years old) fossils are embedded in these cliffs (aka "Ediacaran Pompeii")


Hapsidophyllas flexibilis


Fractofusus ("Spindle") I


Charniodiscus procerus (looks like a giant phage to me!)


Fractofusus ("Spindle") II





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Misty outcroups

Useful links that describe the geology and fossils of Mistaken Point: