We continued on our drive, pulling to the side of the road frequently when we came across a nice view or a point of interest, all the while listening to stories of Nanny's life growing up in St. John's. In Conception Harbour, we stopped to see the main draw for the community, its fleet of sunken whaling ships. These ships were left in the harbour and were intended to be used for scrap metal, but instead they sat there wasting away and eventually sunk. The SS Charcot is the only wreck that can be seen above the water.
After visiting two cemeteries and over-flowing our brains with information, we went to see the houses that Elizabeth's grandfather and his family grew up in. That branch of the family tree, as well as a couple more, lived in Bay Roberts and area so it was fairly straightforward to understand how everything fit together, especially since we had a knowledgeable tour guide.
The day finished off with a PARTAY to celebrate Nanny's 85th birthday! Everyone had lots of fun and we're sure it'll be a day to remember.