The Far East (of America): Cape Spear

Far out in the Atlantic Ocean, the easternmost point of North America is Cape Spear, a few kilometres south-east of St John’s in Newfoundland. A scenic drive through moorland and stunning coastal scenery brings visitors to the Cape Spear parking lot, from where footpaths lead to historic sites and cliffs – the latter being somewhat dangerous due to high winds and waves. Near to the most easterly point of the continent, bunkers and a pair of rusting 25cm guns are stark reminders of WWII, when this was a key location for the defence of St John’s harbour. A…

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