With so many capelin and whale stories in the news these days I can’t help but look back to some of my own favourite encounters over the years.

The 2011 capelin season was a particularly good season and I remember it well. Capelin rolled in great numbers on Middle Cove beach and for weeks on Outer Cove beach, until nobody even showed up to watch or catch them anymore:

June 29, 2011: More capelin on Middle Cove beach
July 21, 2011: Capelin are still rolling on Outer Cove beach

The 2013 capelin season was pretty successful too, lots of rolling on Middle Cove beach and tons of whales feasting on capelin along the East Coast Trail, much like they’re doing this year:

July 6, 2013: 2013 capelin are rolling on Middle Cove beach
July 13, 2013: Capelin Watching / Whale Watching

Watching whales is one of my all-time favourite things to do, out on the east coast I usually enjoyed them from the East Coast Trail but on occasion also from a tour boat in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve:

June 17, 2012: Running with Humpbacks
June 28, 2012: Humpback in Middle Cove
July 26, 2013: Beat the heat, see a whale