Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cape Spear, Newfoundland

Cape Shear is the most easterly point of land in North America.

Most Newfoundlanders know it as possibly the most windy point in Newfoundland, although during our visit, the wind was tolerable.

Built in 1835, the Cape Spear Lighthouse is the oldest existing lighthouse in Newfoundland. It was a marine beacon from 1836 to 1955 and now a museum.

The present modernised facility.

Two gun emplacements were constructed and underground passages and barracks were built during World War II. Most of the installations were demolished after the war, but the gun emplacements still exist.

This is a view of the city of St. John's and Cabot Tower on Signal Hill taken from Cape Spear.

The rugged coastline and the Atlantic ocean at Cape Spear

There are lots of hiking trails and spectacular scenery here at Cape Spear.

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