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Life in Newfoundland

Author / newfoundsander

Cobbler eagle

Bald eagles are big, powerful, and so plentiful along the East Coast Trail that you’ll likely see a few of them on every hike. I remember one snowy morning at the Cobbler when I saw 5 of them circling overhead. The subadults among the group were more focused on playing than anything else, but one adult was […]

East Coast Trail Guide, Version 1.6

The East Coast Trail Guide did very well on the iBooks charts this year, handily outperforming hiking guides to trails on the West Coast, in the Rockies, throughout Ontario, in Nova Scotia, and anywhere else in Canada. I think it’s great to see so many people taking an active interest in the East Coast Trail […]

What’s happening in Middle Cove?

With so many benefits of having the East Coast Trail right on your doorstep, you’d think communities would take a more active role in preserving the trail and their residents’ enjoyment of it. And yet this is happening: A brand new neighbourhood, built nearly on top of the trail? This looks like a repeat of what happened […]

Live view of St. John’s

Over the years I’ve shared many great views from The Rooms, sometimes from the balcony itself but mostly from their well-positioned webcam. Recently, CBC replaced that trusted webcam with a live webcam: While this live view is a great way to check up on the weather in St. John’s every day, the view will be […]

Rocky North Head

One of my favourite places in St. John’s is North Head on North Head Trail. When you’re out and about on this little gem of a trail you can easily imagine you are far away exploring some remote rocky wilderness, even more so in November when the cold wind usually manages to keep everyone else […]

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