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Life in Newfoundland

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Short days, early sunsets

This time of year is marked by early sunsets which are not just pretty, they’re also easy to fit into an evening schedule: Here’s the Golden Hour, the scenic light before sunset: Here’s the sunset itself, out on the Beamer cliffs: The beautiful sunset afterglow: And after that, a simple moonrise at dusk: I just love […]

Spectre in the fog

In case you didn’t know, the East Coast Trail is an excellent place to see ghosts, and not just on Halloween: What you’re looking at here is the Brocken spectre, a ghostly apparition in the fog, visible whenever you’re in a high place with sunshine in your back and fog below, conditions that East Coast […]

Fall hikes on the East Coast Trail

Colourful and blustery, fall on the East Coast Trail fills the senses like nothing else, so go out and enjoy it while you can! For a little trail inspiration, here are some stories and photos from my own fall hikes: If you like what you see, check out the East Coast Trail Guide, it will help […]

Summer iceberg on Cape Spear Path

You never know what you’re going to find on the East Coast Trail, is what I usually say, but on a sunset hike this past July I was pretty sure I was going to see an iceberg, as I had spotted it shining in the bay earlier that day. Marije joined me up to the […]

Minke whales in Cape Broyle Bay

Looking for signs of whales along the Southern Shore Highway and all its little side roads this summer, Marije and I both pointed out the window after spotting a dorsal fin slicing through the water near Admiral’s Cove. Since I know a little walking trail at the exact spot the whale surfaced, we parked the car […]

A whale watching vacation in Newfoundland

Planning a vacation around whale watching in Newfoundland is fairly straightforward, you just have to understand a few basic things about our whales: in summer, capelin gather near our shores in vast numbers hungry whales come to Newfoundland to feast on these capelin whales will follow capelin right up to the cliffs and the beach […]

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