Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America and located near the city of St. Johns. After leaving Bell Island we managed to visit before darkness felt. This was my first time starting off the new year at the most easterly point in the country.
The wind was bone chilling and can be realized on my friend’s face below. Also, the current was quite strong as the waves crashed to the rocky shoreline. As we walked the boardwalk we could see the coastline. Further up the walk is a former World War II Bunker and at the top of the hill is the Lighthouse.
During summer 2011 was my last visit to this place. As I drove the winding road, I passed runners and parked in a near full lot. At the top of the hill an artist was painting visuals of the coastline. It was a lively place.
If you start east, be sure to come north and visit the Great Northern Peninsula – we are just a short ferry ride from the Big Land of Labrador. I’ll affirm that I can see Labrador from my window, but certainly not Russia.
Explore the Great Northern Peninsula and you may be surprised by what you find.
Live Rural NL –Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA The Straits-White Bay North
- A Swiss, German and Rural Newfoundlander Re-united for the Holidays. (liveruralnl.com)
- Cape Spear (photographnewfoundland.wordpress.com)