Caution May Bite

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Ocean View

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Trinity, Newfoundland

Ice Wedge

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The Silent Surprise

A couple of weeks ago I was in St. John’s, Newfoundland. As part of the tourist ritual, I walked up Signal Hill and, as usual, started snapping pictures. As I was scanning the ocean for whales (someone said they had just seen one), I took a picture with my longest zoom of a boat, just because I wanted to know what kind of boat it was. When I zoomed into the shot, I was very surprised to see this:

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A submarine!

I had to confirm with a tourist looking glass:

20160603_20160603_120548_borderMy curiosity meter went all the way to eleven and I decided to stay on Signal Hill to witness this rare sight. At this point, nobody knew whether it was one of ours or one of theirs.

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Huh oh, it’s coming for us!

As the sub approached, more people started noticing it. That’s when I was told it was the HMCS Windsor – one of ours. What a sight!

 

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Now at the mouth of St. John’s harbour.20160529-0605_Newfoundland_DSC_8158_border.jpg

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Time to open the hatch for some fresh air.There’s 50 people in this tin can.

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Pretty sure someone was happy to get out.20160529-0605_Newfoundland_DSC_8246_border.jpg

Time for a beer in the harbour! The sub only stayed there shortly, less than an hour. It then left, only to suffer a mechanical issue and return to Halifax instead of joining exercises off the coast of Norway.

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Victory

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Fogo Island Inn

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Fog

Fog
This is the most easterly lighthouse in North America. Cape Spear, Newfoundland.