July 22, 2014

Change Island Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary


    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 […]

July 18, 2014

Museums and Graveyards Today


Today the weather is dreary and overcast, best to do some indoor stuff, like museums! Our friend Carl Torraville  ,who grew up here in Fogo offers to show us around to all the historical suff. He knows more than the kids hired at the museum. What a wealth of local knowledge. Thanks for this day […]

July 18, 2014

Evening Outings and Urban Legends.

We have met many wonderful people here in Fogo. The locals come down to the campground beach to see who  is new in town. They bring us Cod , shrimp , oysters, mussels and have a big old newfie  bon fire and sing a longs on the beach at night… What a time!. Nowhere else […]

July 16, 2014

Fogo , Barr’d Island, and Joe Batts Arm.

There are 10 communities on Fogo Island, (The island is 25 km x 15 km in size.) Bigger than you think! We headed out today to explore the towns of Fogo, Barr’d Island, and Joe Batts Arm in the jeep.   Town of Fogo, Populatoin just over 700.     Fogo from Telegraph road   […]

July 16, 2014

Fogo Island NL.

      Fogo Island,, a  small remote  “gem” at the “edge” of the earth.  Many tourist have not taken the time to  explore this  area of Newfoundland and it has not been well advertised , but it should be! The history and tradition of  Newfoundland are best preserved here. Fishing ports  with there stages, […]

July 14, 2014

Sunset Twillingate Style!

I have captured beautiful sunsets  everywhere but there is something about  a Twillingate sunset, they got icebergs! One of the very few places in the world when you can get this photo op.   Early evening we walk up to the lookout, to view the icebergs from the top of the cliffs . I get […]

July 14, 2014

New World Island.

We toured the small island next to Twillingate called New World island . Here are pics of these coves and bays of Hillgrade, Toogood Arm, Cobbs Arm and Pikes Arm.       One of the restored houses brought across the bay for resettlement.     It says” Poppys Potty Shed ” over the door. […]

July 13, 2014

More of the Twillingate Island Area.

Touring all the little coves and bays in the jeep today. Another beautiful sunny 26C day. Great names on these places like Sleepy Cove, Wild cove, Ragged point Codjacks cove and Crow Head. Here are pics of all these areas.                         Lawn ornaments …Newfie […]