Admiring the View
Blind leading the blind!
Steve Dawson bringing up the rear. Again!
29th May 2005
Sunday in St. Johns and patience is still the order of the day. Our second Sunday in St. Johns brings no sign of a change in the wind direction. We always knew this could be a frustrating time, we also know it is vital to remain patient and wait for the right conditions for our departure. To relieve the boredom the crew took a hike up and around Signal Hill on the North side of The Narrows, the entrance to St. Johns harbour. The views here are magnificent and served to remind us of the task to come.
Along with some good exercise the day allowed us to brush up on our navigational skills. With many years of military experience behind the four of us we soon found ourselves at our destination, the top of Signal Hill. The downhill leg of the journey took us round to Quidi Vidi, a small village in a cove. This was the first village in The Americas, and the original landing point for Cabot when Newfoundland was discovered.
The final leg of our navigational exercise was led by Nigel. He once again demonstrated exceptional navigational skills and guided the crew directly to the nearest KFC to replenish supplies. He showed his true leadership qualities by leading from the front on the trail and during the resupply.
Mr Vivaldi`s condition continues to be a concern, but with a high pressure forecast soon things are at least looking favourable.