A trip through The Great North - Part 4

A trip through The Great North - Part 4

And here it is. The final leg of Rily and Al's trip. After checking out St John's skatepark and the beautiful views of Cape Spear they made the long trek back to Nova Scotia. Can you believe they drove over 5,000 miles? It sounds like on heck of a trip and can't wait to see where their next journey takes them! Follow them on Instagram: @rilesdialed87 - @alfarrugia

St. John’s had a skatepark!

We rolled into St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland and also the largest city. Finally we got to ride our bike for the first time on the trip at the local skatepark. The place was a blast and a good change of pace from the previous weeks. A few hours before sunset we packed up and went to check out Cape Spear, the easternmost point in Canada and North America. The lighthouse that sits there is the oldest in the province. It dates all the way back to 1836! 

Cape Spear's views

It was nice spending some time in St John's. The city has a long rich history and is known as one of the oldest European settlements in North America. Our second day included a sunrise at Cape Spear where we were lucky enough to see a few eagles soaring the coastline in the dense fog. We also checked out Signal Hill which has been there since the 17th century. It overlooks the entire city and anyone coming into harbor. It was our last night in the city before heading west to catch the ferry off the island.


8 hours to Nova Scotia

We left St. John’s to head southwest to catch our 8 hour 90 mile ferry ride to Nova Scotia. Even though the island isn’t too big, it can take nearly two full days of driving with limited highways. Not to mention having to drive north west to come back down south. As we made our trek the landscape changed and was much different than the southwest. The land was rocky, green, and trees were shorter. It felt as if we were in a Viking movie with the overcast of clouds and fog setting in. We arrived on time for the ferry and couldn’t believe we had spent nearly 3 weeks on the road in Newfoundland and Labrador. After tallying up the miles since leaving Montreal and coming back, we had driven over 5,000 miles. We came as prepared as we could, with bumps in the road and each night not knowing where exactly we would be, but we took that risk and the reward paid off more than we could have expected.

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