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July 26th 2017 - 03:34
October 10th, 2006
October 10th, 2006

St. Johns

On Signal Hill
On Signal Hill
Iīm in St. Johnīs Nfld now Starting to work on reviewing the Simulator Project for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We had a quick look at the thing yesterday - but today is the main tour and meetings to look at progress and answer questions.

On Sunday Thomas and I were able to take a bit of time away for a Hike up Signal Hill. It was a beautiful walk through some of the residential areas and then up into the park along the coast. I had completely forgotten About the fact that this is where the first radio transmissions were sent by Marconi testing trans Atlantic. So, I whipped out my HAM radio and forced Thomas to grab the picture you see.

We have been really fortunate with weather - albeit a bit windy - but that did afford us some nice swell when we made a side trip at the end of meetings yesterday out to Middle Cove. This is a beautiful little beach that has a somewhat troubled history for anyone in the Coast Guard/Auxiliary as a three man rescue team perished there in the late 80īs. It was all caught on video and is still shown for training. So, despite the natural beauty - it was a bit of a sombre visit.

I should have more to report on our return from Simulator meetings today - and hopefully will keep up with logging a bit better ;)

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Middle Cove Surf
Middle Cove Surf
Middle Cove seen from up high
Middle Cove seen from up high

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