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Sunny hike on La route de mon grand-père

On the Port au Port Peninsula, ‘la route de mon grand-père’ (trail of my grandfather) connects the towns of Mainland and Cape St. George, climbing up and over the towering cliffs and limestone barrens between them and offering unforgettable sights to those who seek out the edge. During our recent stay on the Port au […]

So many icebergs

IcebergFinder.com is showing an incredible amount of icebergs right now, so much in fact, it’s hard to see the map underneath in some places: The Kittiwake Coast is probably the ‘bergiest’ place to be right now: Comparing IcebergFinder’s findings with the Canadian Ice Service‘s iceberg chart shows some puzzling differences, but still if I could […]

Port aux Basques to Port au Port

When the MV Highlanders docked in Port aux Basques last month, I stood on the top deck, quietly taking in the sunrise and breathing in the crisp Newfoundland air. Fresh air wasn’t on the list of things I had consciously missed about living on the Rock, but when I breathed it in I embraced it […]

Iceberg hunting on the Great Northern Peninsula

We’re nearing the end of our stay on the west coast of Newfoundland, and I’m glad to say we’ve already achieved everything we came for. These last few days we’ve been touring the Great Northern Peninsula, visiting every little harbour we can get to. We’ve seen dozens upon dozens of icebergs, they’re present everywhere we […]

Winter wonderland, in May

We were supposed to be in the middle of iceberg country by now, but the weather had other plans for us. Upon leaving Cape St. George we received an ominous snow warning for La Scie, our next destination, and special weather warnings for many other areas on the west coast as well. Faced with ice […]

Home for a visit

After an absence of nearly three years, today I’m ‘back home’, back in my beloved Newfoundland, if only for a brief visit. My mom and I arrived in Port aux Basques early this morning, we’re here for a 12 day visit, touring much of the west coast of the island on a quest to see […]

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