we are heading for the Queens Battery
even up here it is pretty wet
looking down on the North Head Trail
preparing the gun
the view to the south from atop the Cabot Tower
Cabot Tower is surprisingly small
a line-up of 18th century guns
the Barracks were restored in 1983
ST Johns Harbour lurks in the background, up front is Georges Pond
The hill north of The Narrows
has been used to defend St Johns from the 1650's til after WWII.
At the end of the
18th century the Queens Battery
was installed on a strategic outcrop directly overseeing the harbour and in 1900 the Cabot Tower
It was here that in 1901 Marconi
received the first transatlantic wireless signal from Cornwall in the UK.
SIgnal Hill is a National Historic Site with much of the now obsolete military hardware on full display.
For hikers there are several trails on and around Signal Hill, the North Head Trail
is the most spectacular but
We visited SIgnal Hill on a clear but windy day in September 2017 and enjoyed the noon gun and spectacular panoramas.
at the back of the visitor center they have planted two chairs. I wonder why?
the view from the top of Signal Hill
near the North Head Trail Lookout
he explains the history of the noon day gun
a nice view over the Narrows towards Fort Amherst
a loud bang and a lot of smoke. It worked!