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St. John's, St. John's...it's a heckuva town!

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Just wanted to pop in and post some kudos here.Our Silversea ship made a stop in ST. John's about a week and a half ago....What a treat!

It started with the absolutely wonderful - and ultra-wise PR - treatment....disembarking voyageurs being greeted by a uniformed pipe and drum trio and two of the most beautiful Newfie dogs ever seen! Continued with dockside greeters and red-vested "Ambassadors" stationed around town to aid shipboard visitors.

And what a town - we are Maritime fans, having visited Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in the past - but we were so impressed with the architecture/history/shopping/landscape of St. John's. (I managed to aid the local economy before the 2nd stoplight!)

Before disembarking for our exploration, spouse chatted with helpful Canadian hams on a 2 meter band - who provided insights to 'things to see', etc.

After a tiring stroll, we hailed a cab and lucked into a friendly, informative driver who took us to Cape Spear and VidiVici( ok - forgive the spelling) and Cabot Tower (great earrings).

I'm not at all sure I could live there; would feel so ....precarious and "cut-off"...out there at the edge of the Atlantic, but my, did it give us a taste and make us want to go back....

Thank you, St. Johns for a lovely, warm welcome! (And sooooo much better than Halifax managed...but that's another post..)

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