Friday, October 30, 2009

Win's Road Trip

About a mile or so from the City of St.John's is a quaint little fishing village with the name Quidi Vidi (one of North America's oldest fishing villages) well known for numerous battles between France and England for the spoils of war!!

The larger green building is the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company and their claim to fame is that they produce a premium brand of beer named "Iceberg"...............Tried some - liked it a lot, but unfortunately I believe it is only sold locally!!

The white building with green trim was simply amazing - like a bazaar, sold just about anything you could think of!!........The present owner was telling us that the back section of the store dates back to the early 1600 - the exact date isn't documented!!

This cove had to be one of the prettiest on the island............The photo showing the wooden platform on the far side of the cove was initially used to sun dry salted cod but presently there is a ban on almost all cod fishing, so they utilize it for other things!!

More of St.John's and area later!!


Thanks Win

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