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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 […]

Dawn companion

Sunrise hikers often see animals and animal behaviour that isn’t easily seen during the day. When I still lived in Newfoundland I went out on sunrise hikes all the time, and on many occasions I would run into inquisitive foxes. Curious by nature, these foxes would often come over to check me out, weary at first but soon confident enough to walk […]

10 year iceberg comparison

With April just around the corner, let’s try to work out what kind of iceberg season 2017 will bring. Below you’ll find 10 years of Canadian Ice Service iceberg charts for every March 31 (today) and every May 20 (the usual ‘peak’ of the Avalon iceberg season), gathered side by side in order to see how the 2 dates compare over the course […]

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 […]

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