Hike to Signal Hill - *TONS* of Pictures

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  1. Scott Bourden

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    Today I took my girlfriend on a walk to Signal Hill. For those of you who do not know where this is, it is located in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. It is about a 45 minute walk from home, but I never seem to have the time to explore anymore [​IMG]

    It has a pretty rich history, it was the site of the first trans-Atlantic radio message, and was a stratigic military site for the past few centuries. (You can read more on the history here

    Anyway, there is a trail that leads around the hill, and down into a small "fishing village"'esq area. It is a couple kilimeters long, and always an interesting hike. I have most of these pictures resized from 1600X1200, minus a couple of the more important one's.

    Enjoy!


    Overview of St. John's Hartbour
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    Signal Hill, site of the first recieved trans-atlantic radio signal.
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    The woman and a warning sign
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    Overview of the cliffs
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    Shot of harbour from top of the tower.
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    Entrance to harbour
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    Empty room inside of tower
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    Outside view of tower
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    The girlfriend on a cannon, it was fired every morning during the world wars, apparently.
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    Inside of an ammo bunker, for the turrets that overlooked the harbour entrance
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    Field / lighthouse on left.
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    Yours truely.
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    Side of cliff we had to walk past.. Hell, the whole walk was along a cliff anyway.
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    Some kids hanging off the side of the cliff
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    Tower from down on the cliffs
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    Coast Guard coming into harbour
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    Huge crevice in the cliffside.
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    Coastline towards the end.
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    Drops about 150 feet straight down, pitch black, you can hear the water crashing against the rocks underground.
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    Harbour view from the eastern tip.
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    Another dropoff shot, same as above.
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    One of the more narrow parts of the walk, straight drop of about 90 feet to the water.
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    Small warning light by entrance to harbour.
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    Lower entrance to rail is a small fishing village on the side of the cliffs, originally built a couple hundred years ago, but kept in reasonably good condition by locals.
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    Somebody decided action figures on a hill would be a tourist bonanza???
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    Small fishing cabin, seemed abandoned.
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    Really narrow streets, people's front doors open into the street, the whole area is like this.
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    Very nice pictures, Scott, I really enjoyed looking at them. Way cool!
     
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    Wow, that place looks very nice. Gonna have to try and visit it some day. Thanks for the great pics!
     
  9. Darren Davis

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    Very nice pictures. That area has a lot of history and such beautiful scenery. But I would suggest you just link to the pictures from HTF so you don't clog any of their bandwidth or create a nightmare for 56k users.
     
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    Nice pictures.. but way too big to not link them. [​IMG]
     
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    You wacky Canadians! [​IMG]
     
  12. Scott Bourden

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    I apologize for not linking the pictures, but I had the bandwidth to spare myself, and I figured that "*TONS* of Pictures" would be an adequate disclaimer to anybody on 56K :b

    Thanks for the compliments, I'm by no means an experienced photographer, and do not own a tripod, but they turned out better then I expected, since 90% of my pictures are usually out of focus or blurry [​IMG]
     

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