Do you ever wish for a week of summer in November? Well, I do. In fact, I’d take summer all through December, January and February too. Well, this November I got my wish.
Not only did I take a break and head south to the Dominican Republic (blog post on that to follow soon) but when I returned to work at CBC, a Land & Sea story we had shot in July was being edited. This show was all about the 100th anniversary of Bowring Park. Viewing the video took me back to the week we spent in that glorious green space and some of the hottest days of the year. Some of those days, I felt like a visitor in my own city. There were so many things about Bowring Park that I had never known. As one of the people interviewed described it, the park is a jewel in St. John’s, Newfoundland. After a century, it is a gift that keeps on giving. If you haven’t spent much time in Bowring Park, or you’re planning to visit Newfoundland, a picnic here is a must.
So, while I continue writing about my adventures in Sosua, Dominican Republic, please enjoy this story and a visual trip to a place where I grew up riding my bike and playing catch and hide and go seek. Here is Land & Sea's Bowring Park - A Century of Memories.