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A sound in the forest

Five years ago while I was on a beautiful hike on the East Coast Trail, I heard a suspicious sound coming from the forest. I stopped dead in my tracks and tried to find the source. From deep within the bushes, a big brown snout appeared, it sniffed a branch and proceeded to nibble on it. It was a […]

Capelin beaches on the East Coast Trail

We’re right in the middle of summer and the capelin are still rolling, a unique and awe-inspiring show of nature, if you know where to look (tip: check the Capelin Calendar). While capelin are known to return and roll on certain beaches every year, they don’t roll everywhere, as not every beach is suitable for […]

Favourite spot on the East Coast Trail?

Being asked to name one favourite spot on the East Coast Trail is like being asked to name one favourite movie. I’ve seen so many great movies and hiked so many great trails, it’s not easy to give just one answer. Because I’ve hiked the entire East Coast Trail many times over, I know it like […]

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 […]

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