Thursday, August 10, 2006

thank god that boat ride is over...

ugh. the boat sucked. it wasn't "rough" i guess but it was too rocky and rolly for me. i guess it really is just really exposed. i napped in the morning for a couple hours and after lunch for a couple of hours. lunch consisted of an orange and some water - that's about all i figured i could stomach. once we were closer to land again, about 11 hours into the trip, it got calmer. of course, we spent the entire trip in a fog bank so i have no idea how close to land we were. the fog lifted around 7:30 and by 8 we could see land. it was cool. i went out to take some pics and ended up seeing whales! it was really cool. there were a few of them, maybe a lot, it's hard to tell. they were just coming up and blowing. i attempted to take a picture of one but got this shot just as the fin went under. if you look closely you can see the back. anyhoo. the drive from the ferry to st john's was terrible - raining and FOGGY. nothing here is lit either - the highway exits are like mysteries. you see a sign so you know it's coming and then boom - ooops there it was.

anyway, here are some pics from the trip...

here we are leaving north sydney nova scotia. the light was really beautiful. it was 6:26 and i was already loaded onto the boat!


the elephant spots land for the first time! this is just at the entrance to placentia bay i guess. looking off in the general direction of cape st mary's.


oh look - a whale...


here we are getting ready to offload. notice how now it's dark. fun.


for anyone who hasn't been here (i.e. non family) this is the apartment:
living room (dining room is behind that half wall)

kitchen...

there is one bedroom and a little office, a big bathroom, a nice deck. it's really nice. now i just need a job....ya...a job....... oh but first i'm going to new york! ya that's right - new york!! wooo! vernon has to get some work done on his cello and so i'm going with him because - hey, now i know people there and have free places to stay in manhattan! yay! we're going on the 24th i think. i don't really remember. i think we're just going for a weekend - arriving thursday, coming back monday morning. vernon can't really afford to take the time away. whatever. i'm goign to new york!
:)

3 comments:

Paula said...

I just got updated on your blog. Thanks for all the posts! It sounds like you're having quite an adventure and you're going to NYC! Sweet....you'll love it...it's amazing!

elga said...

jen, has it already been two months (and 5 pairs of shoes???)!!!! I miss your sweat-ah!

Michelle said...

Jen! You nearly made me cry with the pictures of my, er, your apartment! I miss my lovely STUFF! My sofa, my ottoman, my books.... and that great, light-filled apartment! (Light - oh so very necessary in the NL winters!) I'm all homesick now - thanks a lot. :-) What is even more disturbing is that after 11 years NL actually does feel rather like home to this BC girl...