Friday - August 31, 2007

Boy, it’s hard to believe that summer is over and the kids will be back to school on Tuesday, I know Cara is looking forward to starting high school and Derrick said he doesn’t mind going back, but I haven’t talked to Brent to see if he is ready to go back. I am sure Kel & Pat wish they had more summer before having to return to teaching!

Today was another beauty so we headed for Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. The lighthouse and light keeper’s home there have been restored back to the time it was built in 1835 and the furnishings in the house are lovely. The attendant there said that the lighthouse keeper made about $70,000/year in today’s wages, so they were very well off and usually had much nicer household furniture, dishes etc. than the normal person at that time. It would be a very lonely, isolated life so I guess that is why they were paid so well. We had a long walk (over 200 steps) up to the lighthouse then we took another path along the edge of the cliff back down – very pretty.

From there we drove down to Bay Bulls, with at stop at Petty Harbour for lunch, then drove across to Conception Bay to take the Admiral’s Trail along the coast, that was a disappointing drive as it didn’t really go into the coves, just through the built up areas, so we are hoping the Irish Loop will be nicer when we do that.

When we got back we stopped at the library but it had closed and won’t be open until Tuesday. Fortunately, we could get the signal in the truck so I managed to update my blog, check e-mail etc.

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