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Friday, September 6, 2019

Fun facts about Canada

Speaking of the Trans-Canada Highway, I was at the Mile 0 plaque in Victoria in July, and saw the other end in St. John's, where the sports arena is named Mile 1.

Apart from the contradictory nomenclature, I have to admit I was amused by the fact that the highway begins on one island and ends on another. (Which island is the beginning and which is the end is a question I'll leave to Canadians.) So you can't actually drive the entire highway; you have to swim or take a ferry at at least two different points.

None of the Canadians I pointed this out to thought it was strange. Or hilarious.

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I'm spending a long weekend in New Hampshire so have to put Newfoundland photos on hold until next week. I'll queue up a few pictures for the usual weekend shots and resume Tuesday.

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