August 14, 2014

Caribou while hiking Port au Choix

      Hiking the Peninsula of Port au Choix into the Barbace Cove area .We are pleasantly surprised to come upon 3 caribou feeding on the grasses on the beach Barbace Cove. This Peninsula Of  Port au Choix (use to be an island)  was a sacred place where the maritime  Archaic people  buried their […]

August 12, 2014

Crow Head trail ,Port Saunders.NL

    Just up the road from Port au Choix is Port Saunders. The Crow head trail travels along the coastline  showing off wonderful rocky beaches  from Port Saunders into Port au Choix. Sunny and 21C, its a perfect day for hiking!       The wharf in Port Saunders, Draggers going up on dry […]

August 11, 2014

Port au Choix, NL

    RV park at Port au Choix, Great view of the ocean!   One of our favourite campsites on the whole island, Port Au Choix, run by the Lions club. Probably the best views of the ocean  and  the land is awesome here. Very barren. windy and ” Different”….. We love it!  Beaches of […]

August 1, 2014

Salvage, NL

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On the very tip of the Eastport Peninsula is a small quaint town of Salvage.                                   A bee and a miller  in the thistle, full of pollen.               Low tide can be very […]

August 1, 2014

Eastport and Sandycove Beach

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The temperature is soaring, 32C , humidex of  OMG!…The only place to go to is the beach…. The locals think so too, everyone and there dog is here!         Dogs enjoy the beaches here too… In your face Kelowna ! ….( Kelowna very dog unfriendly )     Eastport beach, too many […]

August 1, 2014

Newtown, Nl.

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    Sign on the highway as you enter New Wes Valley , it takes its name from the towns of Newtown, Wesleyville, and Valleyfield. It has a combination of the eight original  villages of the area.         Driving into Newtown. Fireweed is in bloom now.     One of the twelve […]

July 31, 2014

The White Sandy Beaches of Newfie

Just off of  the Twillingate loop , there is another loop along the coast that goes by  some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches on the island. They are found in the towns of Musgrave Harbour, Deadmans Bay , Lumsden and Cape Freels. We were lucky that the weather has been exceptionally warm and […]

July 22, 2014

Change Island Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary

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    This Sanctuary was founded in 2005 to save the critically endangered Newfoundland Pony. The province had 13,000 ponies in 1960 , they have dwindled  to fewer than 400 today. These hardy ponies are a huge part of the Newfoundland heritage, and played a key role in our ancestors survival for generations.  They hauled  huge supplies […]

July 22, 2014

Change Islands

We take the ferry  to another remote island called Change Islands. Settled in the early 1800′s this fishing community was named  because the settlers would inhabit one island in the fall and spring , then’ Change Islands’ in the winter. Called the “Fishing Stage Capital”  of the world, and home to the ” Squid Jiggin grounds” and […]

July 18, 2014

Tilting , Irish Community of Fogo Island.

  Tillings  is designated a National Historic site of Canada. This part of the island is know for its Irish culture and dialect. It settled in the mid 18th century. it is one of the most historically significant settlements in eastern Canada.   Just before entering Tilting we come across this Sandy Cove beach. So […]

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