The first October days were the last few days of my mom’s visit to Newfoundland, the days were filled with fog and drizzle but we had a great time anyway. Just a few minutes ago she took off on a flight that will take her back home by way of Halifax and Reykjavik so I thought now would be as good a time as any to show you what we did on these first October days.

Gannets in the mist - Cape St. Mary's

Gannets in the mist - Cape St. Mary's

This is mom watching the Northern Gannets closely with my binoculars, even in the mist this is a fun place to visit.

Me and Marije - Salmonier Nature Park

Me and Marije - Salmonier Nature Park

This is me and my wife, enjoying a leisurely Saturday at Salmonier Nature Park with my mom, seeing all sorts of Newfoundlandish creatures.

Mom on the trail - Pouch Cove

Mom on the trail - Pouch Cove

Mom on the trail - Stiles Cove

Mom on the trail - Stiles Cove

Me and my mom - Stiles Cove

Me and my mom - Stiles Cove

Mom holding some seaweed - Middle Cove beach

Mom holding some seaweed - Middle Cove beach

After a few hikes on the East Coast Trail north of Torbay, we went to Middle Cove beach. The sea was putting on a great show with huge waves crashing into the cliffs and the pebble beach was pushed upwards at least 2 metres.

Walking the streets of St. John's

Walking the streets of St. John's

Walking the streets of St. John's

Walking the streets of St. John's

The streets of St. John’s are very steep in some places and the houses are very colourful. Too bad we didn’t have a little sunshine to spice them up even further, in these shots they look a bit bleak compared to the real thing.

Mom at the Quidi Vidi battery

Mom at the Quidi Vidi battery

Gate 3 - St. John's airport

Gate 3 - St. John's airport

And that’s the last one, she’s on her way back home. We’ve agreed on her next visit already, which will be when the icebergs return to our shores.