After our tour of Grand Falls-Windsor in the fire engine, Vince came by later that afternoon on his Honda and took us to see some sights near town
Enjoying the view at Bishop’s Falls
The port of Botwood became a highly militarized Canadian coastal defense base during WWII
Vince let me take his bike for a spin
Only fitting to let Vince try mine
We stopped at the WWII gun battery at Phillips Head
The gun battery was built to defend the airbase from attack
Two 4.7 inch guns that had muzzles about 10 feet long were intended to prevent enemy naval vessels from entering the port. The shells alone weighed 149 lbs.
There’s a 700 foot underground passage that connected 11 rooms filled with ammunition, secret documents and supplies
2 hidden escape passages were also installed
Amanda’s turn to ride Vince’s bike
It started to get fairly cool at night so we stopped at Tim Horton’s to warm up
We went to the local pizza shop for supper…
…and ordered a Canadian, which is simply substituting pepperoni for Canadian bacon
The extended tour.
Relics of costal defense.
Mighty fine pizza.