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Night on Torbay Point

Six years ago tonight, I was out on Torbay Point watching the night sky. Torbay Point has always been a favourite place of mine to go stargazing, with unobstructed views all around it’s easy to see both the sunset at the start of a night out and the sunrise at the end of it. Here’s a look at the […]

10 year iceberg comparison

With April just around the corner, let’s try to work out what kind of iceberg season 2017 will bring. Below you’ll find 10 years of Canadian Ice Service iceberg charts for every March 31 (today) and every May 20 (the usual ‘peak’ of the Avalon iceberg season), gathered side by side in order to see how the 2 dates compare over the course […]

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 […]

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 […]

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