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Coastal exploration of Spout Path

Back in August 2011, I went on a zodiac tour of the cliffs below Spout Path, it was great! After arriving at O’Brien’s in Bay Bulls all the passengers were sized up by the captain and fitted with bright orange safety suits, which felt very hot on this blue-sky summer’s day. The small vessel we boarded was called the Kingfisher, and soon enough […]

Camping on the East Coast Trail

It’s the 24th of May and we likes to get away Up in the woods or going out the bay There’s all kinds of places but the place we likes to get Is up on the highway in the gravel pits – Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers / YouTube Yes b’y, The Pits! Of […]

Cape Broyle to Lance Cove beach

After visiting the spectacular sea arch near Port Kirwan shown in my previous post, I was in the mood to see another East Coast Trail treasure: Lance Cove beach. This long and sandy beach is located about 8 km east of Cape Broyle on Cape Broyle Head Path, one of the longer and more difficult paths on the […]

Port Kirwan to Spurwink Island

Three years ago today I hiked Spurwink Island Path from Port Kirwan to Spurwink Island. This beautiful trail is kind of out of the way for me, a 100 km drive just to get to the trailhead, not too far but not exactly close to home either. On the drive to Port Kirwan I enjoyed the Sunday Jigs and Reels […]

Twillingate and Fogo Island in early April

All of Newfoundland is dear to me, but I have a special place in my heart for Twillingate and Fogo Island. Both are fantastic places to get away from it all, I’ve been there several times in the past few years and I’m already looking forward to my next visit. Since that won’t be for a while yet, let me tell […]

Snowshoe to the Spout

In the heart of winter, when all the ponds and streams are frozen solid and a heavy blanket of snow covers the land, you may find yourself contacted by an adventurous friend with an intriguing proposition: “Let’s snowshoe to the Spout!”. If you’ve never snowshoed to the Spout before, you’re in for a mighty big treat, and […]

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