After a short recovery from last night, we were up and back in aerostat looking for a pool to relax in. The community pool next to the university was just the ticket.
That afternoon, we toured around the town and checked out signal hill. The location of the first trans Atlantic wireless broadcast. Also, the hill had an amazing view of the whole city and harbour.
Next, we wandered down to the bottom of the hill to check out Battery Village. It’s a bunch of houses that are miraculously attached to the side of rock face. They are right at the opening of the harbour.
We capped the night off by chilling in the tent and watching Smokey and the Bandit. “Eastbound and Down” is the song that plays as Burt Reynolds races across Texas. The song was played gratuitously as we raced across Canada. It was only fitting that we finally watch the movie once we got to St John’s.
“Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’ ”