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Stories about capelin and whales

With so many capelin and whale stories in the news these days I can’t help but look back to some of my own favourite encounters over the years. The 2011 capelin season was a particularly good season and I remember it well. Capelin rolled in great numbers on Middle Cove beach and for weeks on Outer Cove […]

Iceberg underneath a starry sky

I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to visiting Newfoundland this month, there are so many icebergs right now and I want to see as many of them as possible! Until that time, memories will have to do, so here are some photos from a cool night in May 2012, on beautiful Stiles Cove Path. There had been icebergs in Pouch […]

East Coast Trail Guide, version 1.5

After a big update in March, I’ve just published a small update to the East Coast Trail Guide, which brings the following improvements: New links have been added to the Useful Websites section. Brand new ‘weekend ideas’ have been added to the Camping section, suggesting how to make the best use of the official East Coast Trail campsites […]

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 […]

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