December 2008:

December 2008 was the month I moved to Newfoundland, and because it’s so close to 2009 I’ve included it here in this 2009 overview.

Our very first month in Newfoundland was all about moving in, filling out paperwork, and exploring the forest trails close to our new home. This photo shows Marije on the frozen East Coast Trail near Stiles Cove:

December 2008 - Stiles Cove Path

December 2008 – Stiles Cove Path

Read more about December 2008 in the monthly archives.

January 2009:

January was about adapting to tricky winter driving conditions and about exploring the snowy trails near Cape Spear.

January 2009 - Cape Spear Drive

January 2009 – Cape Spear Drive

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February 2009:

In February I discovered the massive icicle walls along Middle Cove beach, and explored them both during the day and at night.

February 2009 - Middle Cove beach

February 2009 – Middle Cove beach

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March 2009:

March gave us a landscape sparkling with freezing rain, on a scale we had never seen before in our mild Dutch winters.

March 2009 - Torbay

March 2009 – Torbay

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April 2009:

April was all about hiking and looking for icebergs, they were still far away this early in the season and you had to get lucky to see them up close.

April 2009 - Cape Spear Path

April 2009 – Cape Spear Path

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May 2009:

May was about the onset of spring and exploring the East Coast Trail in all new places, like here near Bay Bulls where icebergs were melting in the bay.

May 2009 - Spout Path

May 2009 – Spout Path

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June 2009:

June was the start of summer, half the month was foggy, the other half was so sunny I managed to get a tan on my East Coast Trail hikes.

June 2009 - Signal Hill

June 2009 – Signal Hill

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July 2009:

July was all about waiting for capelin, they rolled in very late in July and unfortunately Marije missed the arrival by just 1 day…

July 2009 - Middle Cove beach

July 2009 – Middle Cove beach

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August 2009:

August was about watching whales with Rogier. We saw them from shore mostly, not from our kayak, so this photo has been edited to more closely reflect his expectations.

August 2009 - Cape Broyle

August 2009 – Cape Broyle

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September 2009:

September started off the fall season and I enjoyed a trip from the Bonavista Peninsula to Gros Morne National Park with my mom.

September 2009 - Puffin Site, Elliston

September 2009 – Puffin Site, Elliston

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October 2009:

October brought the first storm of the season with waves crashing into the shoreline, it also brought fall colours to Bowring Park.

October 2009 - Bowring Park, St. John's

October 2009 – Bowring Park, St. John’s

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November 2009:

November was a mild extension of the fall season, I saw jumping brown trout in Bowring Park and explored a lot of new places close to home.

November 2009 - Waterford River, St. John's

November 2009 – Waterford River, St. John’s

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December 2009:

December marked the end of our first year in Newfoundland. Weather-wise, December was all about the sudden onset of winter and its hasty demise into a spell of lukewarm days that quickly melted winter wonderland again.

December 2009 - Marine Drive

December 2009 – Marine Drive

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