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Life in Newfoundland

Author / newfoundsander

Otter slide in Small Point Cove

It’s always nice to see otters when you’re out on the coast, especially when they’re being playful. Here’s a scene I came upon five years ago when I was hiking the East Coast Trail above Spout Cove, one of the many scenic places on Stiles Cove Path: The otter itself was nowhere to be seen, but it was easy to see […]

Strong wind over Newfoundland

When it’s windy outside I like to have a look at the wind map over at Earth Wind Map, which shows you just how strong the wind is, where it’s coming from, and what it’s likely to blow in to shore from the open ocean, like for example oceangoing birds, and at this time of year maybe even […]

East Coast Trail Guide, Version 1.4

This winter I’ve been putting a lot of work into the next big update of the East Coast Trail Guide, my book about Newfoundland’s amazing East Coast Trail. Today I’m very pleased to announce the update is ready and available on iBooks, well in time for the new hiking season! This update brings several major improvements to […]

Dawn on Witless Bay

Six years ago today I went out to see Venus and the crescent moon rise together over Witless Bay. At -17 °C it was a cold morning but with little to no wind it was still quite pleasant, and very peaceful. The reason for picking this location for shooting the moonrise was Gull Island, one of the islands in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, that I […]

Newfoundland sea ice seen from space

Today was a beautiful day, the skies were so clear almost all of Newfoundland was visible from space: As you can see there’s quite a bit of sea ice coming down iceberg alley, and hopefully we’ll soon find out if it makes it all the way down to St. John’s this year…

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