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Life in Newfoundland

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Please join the Capelin Calendar

With the first week of July behind us, people are getting curious about what’s keeping the capelin. They’ve already rolled on a few remote beaches but as always, people want to fill their buckets close to home, and for many people that means close to St. John’s. When I still lived in Newfoundland, I checked […]

Sunny hike on La route de mon grand-père

On the Port au Port Peninsula, ‘la route de mon grand-père’ (trail of my grandfather) connects the towns of Mainland and Cape St. George, climbing up and over the towering cliffs and limestone barrens between them and offering unforgettable sights to those who seek out the edge. During our recent stay on the Port au […]

So many icebergs

IcebergFinder.com is showing an incredible amount of icebergs right now, so much in fact, it’s hard to see the map underneath in some places: The Kittiwake Coast is probably the ‘bergiest’ place to be right now: Comparing IcebergFinder’s findings with the Canadian Ice Service‘s iceberg chart shows some puzzling differences, but still if I could […]

Port aux Basques to Port au Port

When the MV Highlanders docked in Port aux Basques last month, I stood on the top deck, quietly taking in the sunrise and breathing in the crisp Newfoundland air. Fresh air wasn’t on the list of things I had consciously missed about living on the Rock, but when I breathed it in I embraced it […]

Newfoundland sea ice, mid-June 2017

Looking at yesterday’s satellite image it seems there is finally some development for those waiting for the sea ice to melt: The Great Northern Peninsula is no longer clogged with ice, with the exception of some small pockets in individual coves here and there. The Kittiwake Coast however, is still pretty much blocked, the ice […]

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