The Queen’s Battery - St. John’s NL - 2014
The oldest city in North America.
The fortification of Signal Hill began during the Napoleonic Wars. Queen’s, Wallace’s, Waldegrave, Duke of York’s, Quidi Vidi Pass and Carronade Batteries date from this period. Thomas Hawke Hill was the place of ultimate retreat for the garrison at Forts William and Townsend. An impressive show of strength here in 1796 deterred a French fleet, under Admiral de Richery.
New barracks were built at the Queen’s Battery and the summit in the 1830s, and the hill was fortified again during the American Civil War. In the First World War a contingent of Newfoundland Legion of Frontiersmen manned Fort Waldegrave in the Narrows. During the Second World War, the United States maintained anti-aircraft artillery, coastal defence guns and a mobile battery on the Hill.
~from Parks Canada - http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/signalhill/natcul/histor.aspx
A day at the park
Saturday was a perfect day. Sunny and clear and warm. A few of my friends decided we should spend the afternoon in Bannerman Park.
It’s usually a busy spot with lots of people and dogs. I was a little nervous what it might be like taking Betty along for the picnic but it turned out great! I couldn’t let her off leash because there’s no real fenced area and the park is near a lot of busy roads, but Betty was more then happy bouncing around on our blankets. After the initial body wiggling excitement she even settled down enough to sit and watch the other dogs and people go by. :)
At the end of the day she was so tuckered out she fell a sleep on my shoulder. I don’t think I could have asked for a better day!
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