Perhaps this isn't the truest form of a travel diary, as it's not so much a diary as it is a little chat and a whole lot of photographs. No matter. As you may have heard (or not), I spent five days in St. John's, Newfoundland last month visiting some of my online blogger/vlogger friends. A rather bold and "outside my comfort zone" move for me, but I did it and I regret nothing.
This whole trip really came about because I had casually mentioned that I had always wanted to see an iceberg in real life. Bucket list sort of deal, you know? Then it was suggested that I should go to St. John's, which is smack in the middle of Iceberg Alley. So I did, just like that. And I saw ONE iceberg. It was tiny. A baby berg. But you know, it's better than no bergs at all!
I also did a lot more walking and hiking than I thought I would... one morning we hiked (half) of Signal Hill and it was so lovely. I made some poor footwear choices but I rallied and even went on quite a few solo hikes. St. John's really is so beautiful - the fact that it truly is a natural harbour makes the landscape so fascinating. A narrow opening, then all kinds of huge ships docked. St. John's is closer to England than it is to Vancouver. Crazy. There are lots of cannons all over, too - even a neat little WWII gun battery - that I'm sure would have been extremely useful in the event of an attack (not).
Honestly I still can't believe I did this, given my near constant struggles with anxiety (but that's a whole other conversation). I'm absolutely thrilled that I did it, as I met some amazing girls and had the best time I've had in a long while. Shoutouts to @makingupashlee, @kadiewanders, @chelsimadonna, @samanthajaneYT, and @misshannahMD for showing me a great Newfie time. I couldn't always understand what you were saying, but I had a blast nonetheless ;)
p.s. I have a little travel vlog up on my YouTube channel here!