Mont-Royal

Hmmm, what a surprise, another picture in a city that is not my own!  If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that traveling is my absolute favourite thing in the world.  This trip, Shaugn and I were able to surprise his friends and family, which was an absolute blast!  Although it was a quick trip (only three days), he still took me around to show me the touristy places, including the Mount Royal Lookout.  This lookout offers one of the most beautiful views of Montreal I’ve ever had!  On one side you have downtown Montreal, on the other you see the rest of the city, including the Olympic Stadium.  Definitely will be going back to explore this park again!

Also, funny side story, as we were walking up to the lookout, I was telling him how a friend of mine got engaged there this past winter, and how beautiful the pictures were with the snow falling and how gorgeous her ring was.  Shaugn stopped dead in his tracks, looked at me all serious-like, and said “I hope you’re not expecting that now!” Ha!  Luckily for him I was not expecting a proposal (and definitely will not be for quite some time), but it was pretty funny to see the fear in his face!

Mont-Royal

Mont-Royal

Sugarloaf Path

One of my favourite things to do while in St. John’s is to hike the East Coast Trails.  This was captured at the top of the sugarloaf path!

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On a side note, we took a utility road to get off this trail and back to our car, and when we reached the gate there was a sign that said “Coyote sightings in area. KEEP OUT!”.. Definitely made me nervous about going on any other trails for the rest of the trip.

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Lesson Learned

One of the things Jeff is always telling me is never to go anywhere without my camera.  Today, I learned the real reason why this little tip is so important.  We went out for lunch today, and didn’t really have any plans after that, so we decided to see what icebergs were out around the coast.  As soon as we got out to Torbay, the fog started to roll in.  This is something I have never witnessed before in my life, and it was breathtaking.  And here I was, without a camera.  My heart took a serious plummet to my stomach, I was that upset.  The fog was rolling into the cove, over the iceberg, and up the cliff face, and I was trying to get a somewhat decent picture with my iPhone.  We didn’t even have time to go back and get our cameras, because we looped back to Torbay ten minutes later and the fog had lifted.  Let’s just say, from now on my camera will always be in the trunk of whatever vehicle I am taking.

This is the semi-decent picture I got from the end of a sketchy road we went down to find a lookout.  The only bright side of this story was the two lovely kitties that came over while I was taking pictures.

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If you look closely through the fog around the 1st third of the picture you can see the iceberg through the fog.  I also apologize about the fact that this picture looks extremely crooked, there was a sudden drop after the bushes, which made the picture look extremely warped.

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