St Johns Harbour Entrance
London This Way
22nd May 2005
Unfortunately our attempt to row across the pond is at the mercy of Mother Nature and right now we can only sit and wait for a suitable opportunity to leave. For the last two weeks St Johns has been in a blanket of fog, not uncommon, for we remember in 2002 spending continuous days engulfed in the most disorientating of conditions.
Today though a strong Northerly wind straight off the Arctic has been present clearing the fog somewhat but replacing it with bitterly cold conditions.
Unable to leave we have spent the day completing administration tasks and visiting some of the historical and geographical sites of St John's. Cape Spear the most easterly point of Canada, provides spectacular views of the Atlantic for as far as the eye can see. Today it provided the perfect location to witness the oceans power as waves battered and pounded the cliffs. A sobering reminder of the challenge that awaits.
Yours the Crew