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East Coast Trail Guide, Version 1.4

This winter I’ve been putting a lot of work into the next big update of the East Coast Trail Guide, my book about Newfoundland’s amazing East Coast Trail. Today I’m very pleased to announce the update is ready and available on iBooks, well in time for the new hiking season! This update brings several major improvements to […]

Sun and snow on Stiles Cove Path

When the sun comes out in winter there is no way you can keep me inside. Outside is where I want to be: with a broad smile on my face I’ll take in the glorious winter scenery from any viewpoint along the coast, happily walking through miles of deep snow just to get there. Here are some photos from a beautiful […]

A beautiful day on Cape Spear Path

Back in September 2012, ‘extratropical cyclone’ Leslie raged over Newfoundland causing rolling power outages and considerable damage to houses and trees. The day after the storm I went for a hike on Cape Spear Path to see how bad the damage was, and to get some fresh air after a long day inside. Aside from trees […]

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 […]

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