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Exploring the Baie Verte Peninsula

Last year Marije and I spent our summer vacation in Newfoundland, starting our trip with few days of sightseeing on the Baie Verte Peninsula, an area we hadn’t visited before. While we were kind of expecting to see whales and capelin, we were delighted to see bears and moose and caribou as well, there were […]

A walk to Bell Cove on Bell Island

Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Portugal Cove, Bell Island is one of those places that always finds its way onto my vacation’s todo-list when I’m visiting St. John’s. This past July, Marije and I spent a beautiful summer day there. On previous visits to Bell Island I always visited the cliffs on the […]

Summer iceberg on Cape Spear Path

You never know what you’re going to find on the East Coast Trail, is what I usually say, but on a sunset hike this past July I was pretty sure I was going to see an iceberg, as I had spotted it shining in the bay earlier that day. Marije joined me up to the […]

Luck of the Irish Loop

The Irish Loop is a scenic coastal drive on the Avalon, it starts just south of St. John’s and connects many small towns and harbours along the way. I’ve driven it over a hundred times to get to the southern shore sections of the East Coast Trail, and I always enjoy it. 🙂 This summer, […]

Spring hike on Cape Broyle Head Path

For iceberg watchers, the spring of 2019 will be one to remember. Hundreds upon hundreds of icebergs have been spotted along Iceberg Alley and a great number have even made it all the way to St. John’s and beyond: that doesn’t happen every year. While watching these icebergs from harbours and highway viewpoints is an […]

Spring ice on the Great Northern Peninsula

Thanks to a very beautiful and busy summer it’s taken me a while to tell you about all the places my mom and I visited on our spring trip to Newfoundland. You’ve already read about our stay in Port aux Basques and Port au Port, after that came our unscheduled but beautiful visit to Gros Morne […]

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