Hi there, here’s an addendum to my first post from Canada, adding some photos 🙂

I still don’t have a computer but I’m typing this from Marije’s laptop which she is not using at the moment. I uploaded some photos for you, so you can see what it’s like out here.

Our house and Marije's canary yellow car

Our house and Marije's canary yellow car

This is where we live in Torbay, we rent the basement apartment of this house, which is brand new and very much to our liking. The car you see is Marije’s, it’s a great ride and very comfortable, with heated seats and all sorts of luxurious enhancements, it also has studded tires for the coming winter.

Post Office

Post Office

One of the first things we did was open an account at the post office, the mail doesn’t get delivered where we live, you have to go pick it up at the post office. As you see there’s just a tiny box for us (the open one in the middle) but it doesn’t cost us anything so that’s OK.

Shopping for a couch

Shopping for a couch

How do I get into this?

How do I get into this?

Breakfast

Breakfast

After taking care of all official business on the first day, we spent the next 2 days shopping. We bought a huge sofa and a bed as you probably read in the last post, well now you see what I mean by a bed that’s ridiculously high. Before continuing our shopping spree on Stavanger Drive the 2nd day we enjoyed a late breakfast at a local Scottish-Canadian establishment.

Out for a drive

Out for a drive

Spearers Path

Spearers Path

Marije on a forest trail

Marije on a forest trail

Middle Cove

Middle Cove

Yesterday we had lovely weather and we drove around to see the area. We got stuck in a Christmas parade at Pouch Cove but people thought we were part of the motorcade and waved at us so it was a good time after all. After that we headed up into the mountains towards Biscayan Point and we walked for about an hour through the spruce forest, we saw a lot of birds but no moose, much to our mutual disappointment and relief. After walking Spearers Path we headed down the other side of the peninsula and viewed a few small fishing towns before seeing the sun set over Middle Cove and enjoying diner at Mama Soula’s, an Italian gourmet restaurant in St. John’s.

Snow

Snow

Today I woke up to a white world as expected by the weather forecast. It’s about 2 inches of snow and it will probably stay white all day, it’s still coming down as I’m typing this. We’ve decided to stay inside today because we’re well stocked on everything and there’s no need to freeze our butts off; the snowy white photo above is the view from my window, by the way.