Marije’s parents’ trip has come to an end after a little over 3 weeks. We’ve logged more than 4000 km across the island and seen plenty of just about everything they came here for to see.

The last week was spent almost entirely within walking distance of St. John’s and Torbay, here are some pictures that show what the week looked like:

Marianne and Edwin - Stiles Cove Path

Marianne and Edwin – Stiles Cove Path

We hiked to the waterfall in Spout Cove along Stiles Cove Path, we saw many whales feeding just off the coast, minkes, humpbacks and finbacks, even a few dolphins.

Watching the finbacks feeding - Small Point

Watching the finbacks feeding – Small Point

Here you see some finbacks, also called fin whales, feeding close to our chosen resting place at Small Point. Finbacks are huge, second only in size to blue whales.

Falling over - Downtown St. John's

Falling over – Downtown St. John’s

Walking the concrete sidewalks of St. John’s was much harder than hiking all those miles on the soft forest trails along the coast, but it was a nice change of scenery for us.

Family Booman - Motion

Family Booman – Motion

On Regatta Day, Marije was able to join us in our whale watching efforts. Here she is with her mom and dad in Torbay, on a small patch of coastal headlands appropriately called ‘Motion’.

Exit - Torbay

Exit – Torbay

This last photo was taken today, and it was an excellent last day. We saw lots of humpbacks and puffins from up close and the fog drifting over us at Torbay Point brought us cool relief from the warm weather.