A great vacation...

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Home Stager with HOMESTYLING BY CATHY

This past summer my husband and I vacationed in Boston and New York and we saw some awesome things!  But the last couple of weeks of vacation we stayed at home in Newfoundland and acted as 'tour guides' to our friends who were visiting from Ottawa, Canada...so we saw some sights we hadn't seen in a long time.  Here are a few highlights of our sightseeing.

  

This is the 'Pool' at Ferryland, NL.  Ferryland is both a fishing community AND an archeological dig. Lord Baltimore of England settled here in the 1620's to try to take advantage of the 'new land' whose waters were teeming with codfish...he didn't last long...the winter was too harsh for him...but he left some settlers behind. 

                      

Hundreds of artifacts, original cobblestone street (made with beach rocks), settlers and merchants houses (in photo above), a 25 ft deep well, a privvy (toilet) were also uncovered.  

 

First flushable toilet....it flushed twice a day with the tide.

A 25 ft deep well...yes, that's water at the bottom....and a reflection of my flash.

Cobblestone street made with beach rocks...1600's!

Couldn't resist this one....shows Newfoundlanders sense of humour.  Actually the cobblestone street continues under the front lawn of this house.  It was excavated and carefully covered up again because the older couple who live in the house still wanted their front lawn.

Lighthouse at Ferryland.

Hubby contemplating life....

To see more photos of our Newfoundland vacation click

http://s747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/cathyruth1/Cape%20Spear-the%20most%20easterly%20point%20in%20North%20Americ/

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Comments (7)

Marc Swartz
Mortgage Finders Canada Inc., Mortgage Brokerage, Lic# 11118 - Toronto, ON
Principal Broker / Mortgage Broker, AMP

Cathy - These are gorgeous photographs of Ferryland, NL.  I looked at GoogleMaps to find Ferryland and was very surprised to see that the map spells St. John's as "Saint John's".  This only creates confusion with Saint John, New Brunswick.

Sep 11, 2010 04:16 PM
Cathy Tarrant
HOMESTYLING BY CATHY - St Johns, NL
CCSP

Yes, I agree...it's a pet peeve of mine!  It also confuses the airlines...we (and many others) have had our luggage sent to Saint John, NB  instead of St. John's, NL.

Sep 11, 2010 04:36 PM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Wow! These are really neat photos. It looks like a fun place to tour.  I have always wanted to tour a lighthouse.  Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

Jan 21, 2011 05:46 AM
Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

That was great!  Feels like I just had my own mini vacation while eating my lunch here at my desk.  Thanks for sharing!

Best

Karen

Jan 21, 2011 07:37 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Beautiful pictures Cathy. You live in a beautilful part of the world. 

Jan 21, 2011 09:12 AM
Cathy Tarrant
HOMESTYLING BY CATHY - St Johns, NL
CCSP

Thanks everyone...we do live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, but we who live here do not appreciate it as we should!  You may like to browse through another blog I wrote a while ago...more pics, etc.  

Also, check this out!  We are the top coastal destination according to a WORLD survey by National Geographic.

 

Jan 21, 2011 01:22 PM
Cathy Tarrant
HOMESTYLING BY CATHY - St Johns, NL
CCSP

Maybe I should be a travel agent instead of a home stager!! (see comment above) 

Jan 21, 2011 02:16 PM