I was up at 6 and hungry but put off going out right away for breakfast. I distracted myself with getting all my stuff organized for tomorrow's trip home.
After breakfast at Smitty's I dropped the Trek 520 at Canary Cycles www.canarycycles.com where Don will pack it up and have it shipped home. I never thought of shipping it home and thought I'd have to lug it into a taxi back to the hotel and then in the morning back into a taxi to the airport and out of the taxi through the terminal to the Westjet counter. Having it arrive at home sounds simpler. Good idea Don.
I took a long walk through some of St. John's old streets on my way to Canadian Tire to get a cheap duffel bag. There were some beautiful old houses along the way. There are also some amazingly steep hills. Nobody could drive on these if there was a frost let alone snow and ice. Riding a bike up these would be close to impossible.
I toured the old part of town and the waterfront where there are lots of restaurants and seedy looking pubs. I think that's the attraction of these pubs.
Right down on the harbour is a view of The Battery. An area of houses built right on the rocky cliff above the harbour. There were statues of "their" dogs as they are affectionately called. The Labrador and the Newfoundland.
Back at the hotel I got my tent, sleeping bag, panniers, cooking gear, and clothing nicely packed into the duffel bag. It all just fit. Not bad for $25.
I hope you enjoy the mini-tour of St. John's.
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